MULLETS ANNOUNCE 2019-20 TEAM AWARD WINNERS
TEAM MVP “MULLET OF THE YEAR”: Jack Bostedt (G)
The final 2019-20 team award, the coveted “Mullet of the Year” as the Mullets’ Most Valuable Player goes to goaltender Jack Bostedt.
Bostedt ended the 2019-20 campaign posting a 20-14-3 record, paired with a 2.99 GAA and a 92.9% Save Percentage. No stranger to pressure and always on the move, his Save total of 1,445 was a higher number than any other USPHL Premier goaltender’s Shots Against total. After three seasons with the Mullets, Bostedt ends his Juniors career as the USPHL Premier All-Time Leader in Games Played (97), Wins (51), and Saves (3,139). He is also in the Top 10 among eligible goalies in career Goals Against Average (3.14) and Save Percentage (91.4%).
“This award is really an honor, and as a goalie, you rely a lot on the guys in front of you,” Bostedt said. “There are a ton of guys just as deserving of this award. Guys like Tyler Perkins and Cooper Hoheisel who led our team up front, or Blake Gutterman who was consistently fantastic for us. Jake Lindblom and Blaise Smith both filling in many roles for us throughout the season. Morgan Sweeney who put his body on the line every game for the team. Sebastian Frank who was the core leader of our team. Ben Borreson who not only played awesome defensively, but he had to put up with me in the car on the way to the rink every day. Our rookies and the players who joined us in-season who all made our team stronger. Jackson Henningsgard, Tyler Kulesa and Tyler Steffens who helped us start the year strong before returning to high school to continue their seasons. Aaron Moots who brought a contagious smile to the rink every single day. Niko Sinatra and Nolan Frederick who had shorter seasons due to injury, but made a noticeable difference when they were on the ice. Most importantly, Matt Bilsborough who competed with me from the first day of practice to the last. We pushed each other to be our best all year.”
“This team was, and is, a family. Guys may butt heads or give each other a hard time, but at the end of the day, we’re all brothers. I know those guys will always have my back, and I will always have theirs.
Bostedt has committed to the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN beginning in the fall of 2020. He joins former Mullets defenseman Jon Hansen at Scholastica.
“I’ll definitely feel confident with (Hansen) on the ice,” Bostedt added. “I trust that guy with my life. We’ll have 8 returning defenseman and an incoming freshman on the blue line next season, and I’m excited to get to work with all of them.”
“We’ve been blessed as a team and organization to have had Jack spend his entire junior career here.” Mullets Head Coach Chris Walby said. “Jack is a special player and person. He’s an incredible teammate and has been our “rock” in so many ways. I’m excited to watch this next chapter in Jack’s hockey and academic career. He’s going to impress everyone at the next level on and off the ice. I’ll forever cherish the opportunity to have been his coach and the memories we created along the way.”
For more information on the Mullets program, go to www.mulletshockey.com.