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Warroad’s Abbey Hardwick selected Class A Herb Brooks Award winner

Posted: Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 1:43 PM

Abbey Hardwick, a senior forward on the Warroad High School girls hockey team, was selected the Class A recipient of the Herb Brooks Award during the Minnesota State High School League’s Girls 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.

“During these years, Abbey has proven herself to be mentally tough and models these attributes among others,” Warroad head coach David Marvin said of the five-year letter winner. “Her drive to success encompasses sports, education, service within the community and workplace.”

In addition to leading the Warriors to another state tournament appearance, Hardwick leads in the classroom and in other co-curricular activities. She is the school’s Student Council President and organized students in hosting a COVID-safe, family-friendly Halloween event at the Warroad Senior Living Center. She has also coached junior golf leave, served as a religious education instructor and volunteers in many other activities as well. Marvin says Hardwick is recognized in the community as a responsible and respected student.

“Abbey encourages her teammates’ success,” Marvin said. “In her role as a team captain, she is admirable and quietly encourages teammates to excel during practices and games.  She both respects and recognizes her teammates for their hard work and achievements both on and off the ice. Abbey promotes positive, personable interactions among her teammates.  Abbey recognizes friendships are important in team success.  In her senior year, Abbey has welcomed new members to the team with open arms no matter their age.  She spends time with her teammates both on and off the ice.  Abbey is fun to be around; she sets a high standard for other students as she makes wise decisions, treats others with compassion, and works hard both in school and sports. Abbey is very approachable and others look to her for guidance.”

She will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Herb Brooks Foundation.

Follow the Herb Brooks Foundation on Twitter at @HerbBrooksFDN

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