WORCESTER, Mass – Holy Cross senior captain Everett Sheen (Lethbridge, Alberta) is on the Hobey Baker Fan Ballot on http://www.hobeybakeraward.com/. Sheen has been on the ballot in all four seasons of his career. He leads the team with eight goals, 12 assists and 20 points this season, while for his career he has 43 goals and 46 assists for 89 points in 131 games. His 43 goals are ninth all-time on the Holy Cross Division I list, while his 14 career power play goals are 10th.
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 6, 2011. Phase two of fan balloting will begin on March 18 from the list of Top 10 Hobey Baker finalists. The fans' vote accounts for one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient.
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 2011 include:
- Top 10 list of candidates: March 17
- Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists: March 31
- Hobey Baker Award announcement: April 8
The 2011 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 8, 2011 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in St. Paul, Minn. The 31st annual award announcement honoring college hockey's top player will be televised live during prime time on ESPNU. For more info on the Hobey Baker Award or to access the Hobey logo, please visit hobeybakeraward.com.