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Woodbury's Wes Bolin named state's Class 2A Coach of the Year

By Legacy Hockey staff, 03/11/23, 7:00PM CST


Northfield's Mike Luckraft named Class 1A Coach of the Year as winners announced by the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association

Woodbury's Wes Bolin has been named the 2022-23 Coach of the Year in Class 2A by the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association. Courtesy photo

Woodbury’s Wes Bolin in Class 2A and Northfield’s Mike Luckraft in Class 1A were named the state’s coaches of the year on Saturday by the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association.

Bolin, in his 19th year leading the Royals and 40th overall as a head coach, guided Woodbury to 12-14-1 record this season that included an upset victory over Stillwater in the Section 4AA quarterfinals. No. 7 seed Woodbury beat the No. 2 seed Ponies 1-0.

Woodbury also won its own Thanksgiving tournament and the South St. Paul Premier tournament championship in late December.

Bolin has more than 500 career victories.

Luckraft guided Northfield to a 23-7-0 record and its second state Class 1A tournament appearance in program history. He has a 161-70-9 record in nine seasons leading the Raiders.

Steve Aronson of Minnetonka in Class 2A and Jeff Lagoo of South St. Paul were named assistant coaches of the year.

Coaches of the year and assistant coaches of the year were also named in all eight Class 1A and 2A sections by the MHCA.

MHCA 2022-2023 Coaches of the Year

Table 1
Class AA Head Coach Matt Erredge Rochester John Marshall
Class AA Assistant Pete Moehnke Rochester John Marshall
Class A Head Coach Mike Luckraft Northfield
Class A Assistant Scott Cloud Northfield
Class AA Head Coach Sean Goldsworthy Minnetonka
Sean Bloomfield Chanhassen
Class AA Assistant Steve Aronson Minnetonka
Zack Friedli Chanhassen
Class A Head Coach Sean Fish Orono
Class A Assistant Gregg Malmgren Orono
Charlie Smothers Waconia
Class AA Head Coach Matt Funk Cretin-Derham Hall
Chris Sikich Apple Valley/Burnsville
Class AA Assistant Chris Rudh Park Cottage Grove
Class A Head Coach Phil Paquette Luverne
Class A Assistant Chris Denhoed Luverne
Class AA Head Coach Wes Bolin Woodbury
Cole Leitch Tartan
Class AA Assistant Matt Larson East Ridge
Class A Head Coach Brandon Ferraro Two Rivers
Class A Assistant Jeff Lagoo South St Paul
Class AA Head Coach Tom Potter Champlin Park
Class AA Assistant Calvin Spencer Champlin Park
Class A Head Coach Joey Hanowski Little Falls
Class A Assistant John Morgan Little Falls
Class AA Head Coach Pat O’leary Wayzata
Class AA Assistant Josh Harding Edina
Class A Head Coach Josh Meyers Alexandria
Mike Donaghue Fergus Falls
Class A Assistant Noah Fletcher Prairie Center
Class AA Head Coach Steve Pitoscia Duluth East
Class AA Assistant Casey Kudler Duluth East
Class A Head Coach Eric Rewertz Hibbing/Chisholm
Class A Assistant Aaron Jamnick Hibbing/Chisholm
Class AA Head Coach Ryan Hacker Sartell-St.Stephen
Class AA Assistant Thomas Johnson Buffalo
Class A Head Coach Jay Hardwick Warroad
Class A Assistant Michael Tviet Warroad
Class AA Head Coach: Coach of the Year Wes Bolin Woodbury
Class AA Assistant: Coach of the Year Steve Aronson Minnetonka
Class A Head Coach: Coach of the Year Mike Luckraft Northfield
Class A Assistant: Coach of the Year Jeff Lagoo South St Paul

Northfield's Mike Luckraft has been named Coach of the Year in Class 1A by the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association. Photo by Jeff Lawler,

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