WORCESTER, Mass – Holy Cross senior captain Mike Daly (South Burlington, Vt.) is on the Hobey Baker Award Fan Ballot on hobeybakeraward.com. The defenseman leads the team this season with 13 assists, while he is tied for first with 14 points. Daly is tied for second in Atlantic Hockey in assists. He has nine goals and 43 assists for 52 points in 128 career games.
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 4, 2012. Phase two of fan balloting will begin on March 16 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 2012 include:
- Top 10 list of candidates: March 15
- Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists: March 29
- Hobey Baker Award announcement: April 6
The 2012 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 6, 2012 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 32nd annual award announcement honoring college hockey's top player will be televised live. For more info on the Hobey Baker Award, please visit hobeybakeraward.com.