Landon Parker of East Grand Forks selected Class A Herb Brooks Award winner
Posted: Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 6:50 PM
Landon Parker, a senior forward on the East Grand Forks High School boys hockey team, was selected the Class A recipient of the Herb Brooks Award during the Minnesota State High School League’s Boys Hockey State Tournament today at the Xcel Energy Center.
The award recognizes a state tournament participant that strongly represents the values, characteristics and traits that defined Herb Brooks, a St. Paul native and world hockey icon.
“Anyone that knows Landon would describe him as a leader both on and off the ice,” Green Wave head coach Tyler Palmiscno said. “In the classroom, he is No. 1 in his class with a lifetime 4.0 grade point average. He leads by example and serves his community as a student leader and volunteer for his church youth group. Landon also helps the elderly in his neighborhood with yardwork and snow removal.”
In the Green Wave’s 5-4 double overtime victory in the Section 8A championship, he had a goal and four assists.
“Landon is extremely dedicated and committed to being his best self and is truly a leader on and off the ice," Palmiscno said. “He puts his own personal goals aside for the good of the team. . . . He has worked extremely hard and was described by one of his coaches as the "most dedicated and driven hockey player I have ever had the opportunity to coach". His commitment and dedication have served Landon well in his hockey career.”
He will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Herb Brooks Foundation.
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