Every week this season, Eye on Hockey will be tracking the best players in college hockey as they compete for the ultimate individual prize, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
As the weeks go by it seems the top tier of players in college hockey becomes a little more crowded. So many players have made excellent cases in the early goings of the season to be considered for college hockey's ultimate individual prize. These things always tend to work themselves out over the course of the long season, but with the way 2012-13 has gone so far, it could be a wild race for the Hobey.
Things are beginning to shift a bit on the Hobey Watch, but Johnny Gaudreau remains in the top spot for the second straight week after continual dominant performances, made all the more impressive by his true sophomore standing. St. Lawrence's Kyle Flanagan has remained at the top of the scoring leaderbord, but has been matched point-for-point by Bentley's Brett Gensler, who slid up to No. 2 this week.
North Dakota's Danny Kristo, who was on our “Others to Watch” list in the Week 1 Hobey list makes his debut in the top four, supplanting Denver's Nick Shore, who should remain strongly in the hunt. Also jumping into the race in our “Others to Watch” this week is New Hampshire's Kevin Goumas, who had a seven-point weekend to jump to third in the national scoring race and has the Wildcats looking more and more like a serious contender.
|1. Johnny Gaudreau -- Boston College|
|2. Brett Gensler -- Bentley|
|3. Kyle Flanagan -- St. Lawrence|
|4. Danny Kristo -- North Dakota|
Others to watch:
Nick Shore -- F -- Jr. -- Denver
Greg Carey -- F -- Jr. – St. Lawrence
Nic Dowd -- F -- Jr. -- St. Cloud State
Kevin Goumas -- F -- Jr. -- UNH
Andres Lee -- F -- Jr. -- Notre Dame