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Mahtomedi's David Wolsfeld selected 2023 Class A Herb Brooks Award winner

Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 5:14 PM

Mahtomedi's David Wolsfeld

Mahtomedi senior forward David Wolsfeld was selected the Class A recipient of the Herb Brooks Award on Saturday, March 11 during the Boys Hockey State Tournament on Saturday, March 11 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Mahtomedi senior forward David Wolsfeld was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Class A Herb Brooks Award on Saturday, March 11 during the Minnesota State High School League’s Boys Hockey State Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul.

The annual award is presented to a state tournament participant that strongly represents the values, characteristics and traits that defined Herb Brooks, a St. Paul native that gained international fame as a hockey coach. The award commemorates the unending influence that Brooks had on the sport of hockey, not just in Minnesota, but throughout the world.

Wolsfeld helped power the Zephyrs to a 23-8-0 record, which culminated with a double overtime win for the Class A State Championship. 

“David is a highly-skilled player,” Mahtomedi head coach Jeff Poeschl said. “He has averaged 1.74 points per game over the past two seasons. He has explosive speed, a dangerously-quick shot and has been our best faceoff man the past two seasons. He is an honest, versatile player that is able to play suffocating defense or score big goals when his team needs them.”

Wolsfeld made an equally-powerful impact off the ice.

“David has been one of the best leaders I have had in the past decade,” Poeschl said. “He has earned the respect of his teammates because of his work ethic.  He has earned the platform to hold his teammates accountable because of his humility. He is able to have a commanding presence in the room when he raises his voice with his teammates because they know he most always speaks softly. David is willing to put his team first. He is able to assess what the team needs and that is where he directs his focus.”

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