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2023-24 Play of the Year Contest Field Announced

Updated July 19, 9:00 a.m. 

We are proud and excited to present the field for our second-annual MYHockey Rankings Play of the Year contest! The bracket, posted above, includes plays that were MHR Play of the Week winners or Play of the Week finalists as well as wild-card entries.

Contest voting starts on Thursday, July 27, as the field of 32 begins to get narrowed down. Voting will take place only on weekdays during the summer, with the contest scheduled to run from June 27 through Aug. 22.

There will be no voting July 3, 4 or 5. 


Here is the Play of the Year voting schedule: 

First Round Voting & Matchups

June 27 

Brayden Willis – Dean Mindeman, Jr. Coyotes 14U  vs. Bess Elkins, MassConn United 12U

Winner: Brayden Willis – Dean Mindeman (79% - 21%)


June 28

Reese Landin – Magdalene Good, West Dundee Leafs 16U vs. Brady Henderson, Shakopee Bantam A

Winner: Reese Landin – Magdalene Good, West Dundee Leafs 16U (69% - 31%)


July 1

Skylar Ruschpler, Hamilton Hawks U15 vs. Brittyn Lybecker - Piper Gwinn, Culver Academies 16U

Winner: Skylar Ruschpler, Hamilton Hawks U15 (58% - 42%)


July 2

Carter Wagner, Shakopee Bantam A vs. Pavel Goryachev, Moorheand Bantam AA

Winner: Pavel Goryachev, Moorheand Bantam AA (63% - 37%)


July 8

Henry Clancy, Skaneateles 10U Gold vs. Logan Hamilton, Columbus Mavericks 10U

Winner: Logan Hamilton, Columbus Mavericks 10U (57% - 43%)


July 9

Aedan Burrows, Niagara North Stars U12 vs. Callum Stronach, North London Nationals ‘12

Winner: Aedan Burrows, Niagara North Stars U12 (54% - 46%)


July 10

Ella Sabourin, Sudbury Lady Wolves U13 vs. KJ Williams Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 15O

Winner: Ella Sabourin, Sudbury Lady Wolves U13 (64% - 36%)


July 11

Ryan Lombardo, Mid-State Mustangs vs. Tarik Mrkva, NJ Titans 18U

Winner: Ryan Lombardo, Mid-State Mustangs (61% - 39%)


July 15

Olivér Kiraly, Ontario Hockey Academy U18 vs. Brooks Dillon – Noah Dugan, Indy Jr. Fuel 10U

Winner: Olivér Kiraly, Ontario Hockey Academy U18 (72% - 28%)


July 16

Taelah Schnurr, Parkland Fire U15 vs. Isaiah Van Noord, Compuware 18U

Winner: Taelah Schnurr, Parkland Fire U15 (54% - 45%) 


July 17

Jack Foy, Colorado Rampage 18U vs. Caleb Bauer, Lake County Vipers ‘12

Winner: Jack Foy, Colorado Rampage 18U (73% - 27%)



July 19 

Noah Clendenen, Wheatfield Blades 14U vs. Cameron Nyland – Ryan Williams – Wyatt Hughes, Dallas Stars Elite 10U


July 22

James Whalen, Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers ’14 vs. Lena Travis, Arizona Kachinas 12U


July 23

Alexis Haught, Adirondack 46ers 12U vs. Jaggar John, Northern Alberta Xtreme U15


July 24

Anthony DePrisco, CCYHA Blue Jackets 12U vs. Alec Walker, Florida Alliance ‘10


July 25

Logan Lanti, RHA Kelowna U17 vs. Brenna Ziter, CT Polar Bears 16U



Round of 16 Voting

July 29, 30, 31

August 1, 5, 6, 7, 8


Final 8 Voting

Augst 12, 13, 14, 15


Semifinal Voting

August 19, 20


Championship Voting

August 22


The contest will be promoted daily on the MHR TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts, but the plan is for all voting will take place on Instagram. That is subject to change, however. If a player from your club is involved, feel free to spread the word.

A lot of time goes into creating this contest and many sources of information are used, so if you notice that a player’s name or a team is spelled wrong or misrepresented in any way, please contact us by emailing We are only human. We have double- and triple-checked all the information, but mistakes do happen, and we are happy to correct them.

If, by chance, we forget to credit someone appropriately for their video clip, just let us know. There's no need to get angry. We aren't trying to take credit for anyone's work; we are just trying to run a fun contest to get people excited about hockey during the offseason and pass the summer months. 

Good luck to all the contestants!


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