2021 Great Lakes Hockey Conference Awards Announced; MSHS With Five Honored

2021 Great Lakes Hockey Conference Awards Announced; MSHS With Five Honored

At Monday’s annual Great Lake Hockey Conference (GLHC) meeting, coaches from member schools (Marquette, Calumet, Escanaba, Hancock, Houghton, Jeffers, Kingsford and Negaunee) voted on All-GLHC awards for the 2021 season.

After nominations were made and ballots were cast, five MSHS hockey student-athletes received all-conference honors.  Junior defenseman Owen Riipi was named to the All-GLHC First Team with senior forward Dylan Baldwin and sophomore defenseman Joe DeMattia being named to the All-GLHC Second Team.  Senior goaltender Brennan Hakkola and senior forward Evan Kroll both received All-GLHC Honorable Mention accolades.

Below is the full list of GLHC All-Conference Teams from the 2021 season (click here for PDF):

  • Player of the Year:  Dean Loukus (Calumet – Forward)
  • Coach of the Year:  Dan Giachino (Calumet – 6th Year)
  • All-GLHC First Team:
    • Camden Markham – Houghton – Forward – Sophomore
    • Jackson Rilei – Calumet – Forward – Junior
    • Austin Salani – Hancock – Forward – Senior
    • Chad Nordstrom – Hancock – Defense – Junior
    • Owen Riipi – Marquette – Defense – Junior
    • Jimmy Pietila – Houghton – Goaltender – Senior
  • All-GLHC Second Team:
    • Dylan Baldwin – Marquette – Forward – Senior
    • Nathan Erva – Houghton – Forward – Senior
    • Mason Mikesch – Hancock – Forward – Senior
    • Joe DeMattia – Marquette – Defense – Sophomore
    • Tom Erkkila – Calumet – Defense – Junior
    • Aksel Loukus – Calumet – Goaltender – Sophomore
  • All-GLHC Honorable Mention Team:
    • Calumet:
      • Noah Jukuri – Forward – Senior;
      • Cliff Jurmu – Defense – Junior
    • Escanaba:
      • Gunner Bourdeau – Defense – Sophomore;
      • Nick Kolich – Forward – Senior
    • Hancock:
      • Calvin Heinonen – Forward – Sophomore;
      • Brad Randell – Defense – Senior
    • Houghton:
      • Ted Halonen – Forward – Senior;
      • Dane Johnson – Defense – Senior 
    • Jeffers:
      • Brent Heinonen – Defense – Junior;
      • Kyler Hillstrom – Forward – Senior
    • Kingsford:
      • David Juul – Defense – Junior
      • Carter Kreski – Forward – Senior
    • Marquette:
      • Brennan Hakkola – Goaltender – Senior;
      • Evan Kroll – Forward – Senior
    • Negaunee:
      • Garrett Mann – Forward – Senior;
      • Luke Syrjola – Defense – Sophomore