January 7, 2013

Evan Zych On Hobey Baker Award Fan Ballot

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WORCESTER, Mass – Holy Cross senior Evan Zych (Kilbride, Ontario) is on the Hobey Baker Fan Ballot on www.hobeybakeraward.com. The defenseman leads the team this season with a career-best 13 assists. He is third in Atlantic Hockey with 0.76 assists per game and is sixth in the league with 0.76 points per game by defensemen. For his career, he has 22 assists.

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 10, 2013. Phase two of fan balloting will begin on March 22 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 2013 include:

The 2013 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 12, 2012 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in Pittsburgh, Pa. The 33rd 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.