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Hobey Baker finalists announced
JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 3:01 AM
BOSTON COLLEGES Johnny Gaudreau, St. Lawrences Greg Carey and St. Cloud States Nic Dowd yesterday were announced as the three finalists for this years Hobey Baker Award, collegiate hockeys Heisman Trophy equivalent.
The winner will be revealed the evening of April 11 at the Loews Hotel Millennium Ballroom in Philadelphia as part of the weeks Frozen Four festivities.
Flyers prospect Shayne Gostisbehere, a star defenseman for Union College, was left out of the top three, who are known as the Hobey Hat Trick finalists.
Want to say thank you to everyone for all the support for the Hobey Baker, Gostisbehere wrote on Twitter. It was an honor to even be associated with such an award. More coverageFull 2014 NCAA Bracket $1,000,000 BRACKET CHALLENGE POLL: Which freshman should the 76ers target?First, second and third round TV schedule Full NCAA Basketball Odds Buy local college sports tickets Latest college sports videos
Gaudreau, of Carneys Point, N.J., is the heavy favorite to land the award. A Hobey Hat Trick finalist a year ago, the Calgary Flames prospect elevated his game this season, leading the nation with 35 goals and 42 assists while guiding the Eagles to the Frozen Four. His 77 points in 39 games are the highest total of any Division I player in 11 years.
Carey, who shared Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association player of the year honors with Gostisbehere, ranks second in the nation with 39 assists and third with 57 points. Dowd led St. Cloud State to a National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular-season title and was the leagues defensive forward of the year.
The three finalists all are forwards. Carey and Dowd are seniors while Gaudreau is a junior.
The Frozen Four kicks off April 10 with the semifinal round at the Wells Fargo Center. Boston College and Union College play at 5 p.m., with Minnesota and North Dakota to follow at 8:30 p.m. Previous Story:Watson plans to leave B.U JAKE KAPLANDaily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com #post2 .pw-icon.ra1-pw-icon-reddit {background: url() 0px 0px no-repeat !important;width: 60px !important;height: 20px !important;margin-right:8px;}#post2 .pw-icon.ra1-pw-icon-email {background: url() 0px 0px no-repeat !important;width: 71px !important;height: 28px !important;}0 commentsReprints & Permissions »

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