Alander Recognized For Leadership and Skill

River Alander Named Finalist For Frank Brimsek Award

The Denfeld Hunters look to senior goalie River Alander for leadership and to keep a level head.

“Pretty laid back kid, never seems to get disturbed. Hard on himself in practice when things aren’t going well and trying to make sure he’s playing up to speed,” said Denfeld hockey coach, Kevin Smalley.

Alander always knew heĀ  would need to refine more than just his on ice skills to be successful in hockey.

“Being a goalie you got to have leadership if you want to be good, so just having a basic leader in the back is helpful,” said Alander.

And Alander has been successful earning himself a final spot for the Frank Brimsek award. The Brimsek award, is given each year to the state’s top senior goaltender. Which also means his time as a hunter is almost up.

“Two games left in the regular season, it flew by. Just yesterday it feels like we were stepping on the ice for the first time this season, it’s been a fun four years,” said Alander.

The Hunters get back on the ice Tuesday against Duluth Marshall.

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