Gilroy, Lamoureux Among Hobey Finalists
Thiessen, Kalemba the Goalies on the List
CHN Staff Report
The Hobey Baker Award committee has announced its 10 finalists for the award. Those named (not in particular order):
Matt Gilroy, Boston University, senior, defenseman — Gilroy's leadership and higher commitment to defense this year, made BU a juggernaut on offense and defense. The last defenseman to win was Matt Carle in 2006, then Jordan Leopold, when Minnesota won the national title in 2002. Previous to that was Mike Mottau, in 2000.
Brad Thiessen, Northeastern, junior, goaltender — Like John Muse last year, Thiessen played every minute of every game so far this season. The Hockey East goaltender of the year has a 2.07 GAA and .932 save percentage.
David McIntyre, Colgate, junior, forward — Was responsible for 25 percent of his team's offense, with 21 goals and 43 points, and throw in his remarkable plus-18 rating — all for a sub-.500 team.
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Jacques Lamoureux, Air Force, sophomore, forward — He leads the nation with 31 goals and is a plus-20. He had three goals in a two-game series against Bemidji State, and two in one game against NCAA-bound Yale.
Louis Caporusso, Michigan, sophomore, forward — 23 goals and 23 assists, 10 PPG — a dynamic player on one of the country's top teams.
Chad Johnson, Alaska-Fairbanks, senior, goaltender — An outstanding .939 save percentage, and led a team with one 10-goal scorer to the CCHA semifinals. First Team All-CCHA.
Colin Wilson, Boston University, sophomore, forward — The second Terrier on the list. Leads BU in scoring with 49 points.
Zane Kalemba, Princeton, junior, goaltender — The second straight year a Princeton player is on the list (Lee Jubinville). He was just named ECAC Goaltender of the Year.
Jamie McBain, Wisconsin, junior, defenseman — A perennial all-CHN pick, and was recently named WCHA Player of the Year. Leading Wisconsin in scoring from the backline.
Viktor Stalberg, Vermont, junior, forward — Leads NCAA-bound Vermont with 23 goals.