The American Family Insurance / WHCA Player of the Year finalists have been voted on by state high school coaches.
After the initial round of voting, the members of the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association have cut the list of players from 28 down to eight, it was announced this week.
The final group of eight will be honored at the POTY / State Tournament banquet, which will be held at the Turners Hall in Madison on Wednesday, March 5, the night before 'Quarterfinal Thursday.'
The eight finalists are:
The WHCA coaches will vote on the finalists, with the winner to be announced at the POTY / State banquet on March 5.
STEP ONE » Coaches nominate player(s)
The criteria for the AFI/WHCA’s Player of the Year Award (in no particular order):
If you are going to nominate a player, you must write a 1/2-1 page biography using the above-listed criteria.
Each head coach will select their top five candidates, based on the player bios, which will narrow the field to the “8 Finalists.”
Coaches vote for Player of the Year from the list of 8 finalists.