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Finalists For 2012 Hobey Baker Award Announced

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ten finalists have been announced for the 2012 Hobey Baker Memorial Award honoring college hockey’s top player.

They are Maine senior forward Spencer Abbott; Minnesota-Duluth senior forward Jack Connolly; Boston College junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin; Union sophomore goaltender Troy Grosenick; Michigan senior goalie Shawn Hunwick; Air Force senior defenseman Tim Kirby; Michigan State junior defenseman Torey Krug; Wisconsin junior defenseman Justin Schultz; Colgate senior forward Austin Smith; and Miami junior forward Reilly Smith.

Three of the nominees are from CCHA schools. Two each are from the ECAC, Hockey East and WCHA, and one is from the AHA.

The 10 were selected by voting from Division I head coaches and by fans.

Three finalists will be announced March 29. The winner will be announced April 6 during the NCAA Frozen Four.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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