This year, Minnetonka's own Charlie Glockner won the highly coveted Frank Brimsek award. This award is given to the best goalkeeper of the Boy's High School Hockey season. Glockner, a senior at Minnetonka, is an outstanding player on and off the ice.
"It was an absolute honor to receive the Frank Brimsek award," said Glockner, "you look at all the names on the award and it's truly amazing to be apart of an award like this." Glockner was up against Brennan Boynton of Champlin Park and Ben Fritsinger of Andover for the award.
Glockner is truly a team player and recognizes the effort of all his teammates. "I owe so much to my teammates and coaches," said Glockner, "I would not be where I am without them and all they have done for me."
Glockner finished the regular season with a state best of 20 wins, had a save percentage of .936 (7th best in the state), and had three shutouts. Fighting to defend last year's state title, the Skippers fell short to Holy Family in the semi-final game of the state tournament. Despite the tough end to the season, Glockner knew his team had fought hard. "The season didn't end the way we wanted it, but it was one of the most fun seasons I have had," said Glockner.
Looking back on his time playing Hockey for Minnetonka High School, Glockner knows how special it was to play for the Skippers. "Playing for Minnetonka hockey and having that honor to throw that jersey on is something special," said Glockner. From winning a home game with a loud student section behind him, to a state championship, Glockner said that "The memories and friendships I have made are unforgettable and I will cherish them forever. It will always be a part of me and I couldn't thank everyone who's been apart of it enough."
Congratulations to Charlie for all of his hard work on and off the ice.