CBSSports.com Hobey Baker Award Watch: Week 19
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. The Hobey Baker Watch is a collaboration between Eye on Hockey blogger Chris Peters and CBS Sports Network Hockey Analyst Dave Starman.
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 regular-season winds down over the next two weeks, the Hobey Baker race is still wide open. It’s been a terrific season with no shortage of incredible individual performances.
Greg Carey returns to the Hobey Watch this week as he took sole possession of the national scoring lead. Danny Kristo is back as well. He’s been on a goal-scoring tear of late for North Dakota.
The top two are the same as last week, however. Ryan Walters of Nebraska-Omaha seems to be the favorite right now, while Johnny Gaudreau is somewhat trending down, but not out.
These last two weeks will decide regular-season championships, conference playoff seeding and could play a significant role in national tournament seeding as well. This is the prime time for Hobey candidates to establish themselves and bring out those performances that will be fresh in the voters’ minds. It’s going to be an absolutely wild finish in the standings and perhaps even wilder in the hunt for college hockey’s top individual award.
|1. Ryan Walters -- Nebraska-Omaha|
|2. Johnny Gaudreau -- Boston College|
Others to Watch:
Corban Knight -- F -- Sr. -- North Dakota
Eric Hartzell -- G -- Sr. -- Quinnipiac
Frank Slubowski -- G -- So. -- Western Michigan
Kevin Goumas -- F -- Jr. -- New Hampshire
Drew LeBlanc -- F -- Sr. -- St. Cloud State
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