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Oh Joy! Bliss named Player of the Year

By Michael Trzinski, WiPH Staff, 03/02/16, 8:00PM CST


Appleton United forward wins American Family Insurance honor

Appleton United forward Trenton Bliss was named the 2016 American Family Insurance Player of the Year at the State Tournament/Player of the Year banquet held at Exhibition Hall Wednesday evening.

Bliss has scored 56 points (28g-28a) thus far for AU, who will take on University School in the second game on Quarterfinal Thursday.

American Family's Jon Elvy presented the award.

The other finalists were:

  • Davis Bunz, Middleton
  • Tyler Ebner, Onalaska
  • Tommy Mohs, Madison Edgewood
  • Alex Nagel, Antigo
  • Blake Ripley, Waunakee
  • Dylan Ross, Eau Claire Memorial
  • Jacob Thousand, Waunakee

The eight tournament teams were also feted during the banquet, with the team portion being sponsored by Portesi Pizza and Tim & Rose Ahern.

The following were also feted at the ceremony:

State Academic Champion: Eau Claire Memorial

George Baumann Friends of Hockey: Luke Strand

Bob Johnson Coach of the Year: Mike Elkin & Jeff Lindemann, Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha


Trenton Bliss, 2016 AFI Player of the Year