St. Paul, Minn. – It’s Hobey Baker time. Fan balloting has opened for the 2024 Hobey Baker Award.
Awarded annually to college hockey’s top player, the Hobey Baker’s tremendously popular fan-voting will run from Friday, January 26 until Sunday, March 10 at midnight. College hockey fans can cast their vote by going to the voting website https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote. Follow the prompts to make your selection from this year’s outstanding crop of over 80 college hockey players representing 64 NCAA Division I schools. Please spend some additional time to check out the detailed bios by following the links on each candidate at https://hobeybaker.com/2024-nominees/. Throughout phase one of voting, video highlights of each of the nominees will be featured on https://instagram.com/hobeybakeraward.
Phase two of fan balloting will come from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists beginning March 20 and closing March 31. The fans’ vote accounts for a percentage of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year’s award recipient.
Award criteria include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award’s namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America’s greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton University. 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 2024 include:
• Top Ten list of finalists: March 20
• Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists: April 4
• Hobey Baker Award announcement: April 11
The 2024 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 7, 2024 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in St. Paul, MN. The award ceremony will be broadcast nationally on NHL Network and streamed live at hobeybaker.com. For more info on the Hobey Baker Award please visit www.hobeybaker.com. Be sure to also follow Hobey Baker on Twitter for more updates.
(info courtesy of Hobey Baker Award)