WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior captain Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) is on the Hobey Baker Fan Ballot on www.hobeybaker.com. Fans can help determine the winner of the Hobey Baker Award as the game's top player. This first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 7, 2009. Phase two of fan balloting will then begin on March 19 from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists. The fans' vote accounts for one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient. Sheen leads the team with eight goals and 15 points, while he is tied for third with seven assists.
Award criteria include candidates emulating the exceptional character traits exhibited by the award's namesake, Hobey Baker, a World War I flying star better known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day. Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.
Key Hobey Baker announcement dates for 2010 include:
- Top Ten list of candidates: March
- Hobey Hat Trick of three
finalists: March 31
- Hobey Baker Award winner: April 9
The 2010 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 9, 2010 during the NCAA Frozen Four in Detroit, Mich. The 30th annual award announcement honoring college hockey's top player will be televised live during prime time on ESPNU.