Little Falls' Hanowski to play at Bemidji St.
Little Falls senior Joey Hanowski Joey Hanowski will sign a letter of intent to play baseball at Bemidji State University in 2012-13.
Hanowski has been a 3-year starter for the Flyers baseball team. As a sophomore he hit .350. As a junior, he was the team’s leading hitter with an average of .393 with 37 RBIs and five home runs.
In addition, as a junior Hanowski was an All-Central Lakes Conference, all-section and the Morrison County area player of the year.
This winter, he was named the Class 1A recipient of the Herb Brooks Award following the state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
According to the Herb Brooks Foundation, the award is given to the “Minnesota state hockey tournament player who most strongly represents the values, characteristics, and traits that defined Herb Brooks. This prestigious award commemorates the unending influence Herb had on hockey in Minnesota and throughout the world.”
Hanowski led the Flyers last winter with 64 points (36 goals and 28 assists). He netted a hat trick to help the Flyers edge Rochester Lourdes 5-4 for the 1A consolation championship.
He becomes the second Little Falls player to win the award. He joins Riley Hirsch, who won in 2009, and also plays baseball for BSU.
Hanowski will sign his letter of intent at 7:45 a.m. April 19 in conference room 123 at Little Falls High School. Family and friends are welcome to attend.