Friday, April 8, 2016
National Awards Announced; BC Loses Two Early
So much for the so-called “off” day on Friday at the Frozen Four in Tampa.
Per USCHO.com, Harvard senior forward Jimmy Vesey won the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in NCAA Division I men's hockey. Michigan freshman forward Kyle Connor earned the Tim Taylor Award as best rookie. Boston College junior Thatcher Demko claimed the Mike Richter Award as leading goaltender. And according to collegehockeynews.com, BC junior defenseman Steve Santini and freshman forward Miles Wood have signed with the NHL's New Jersey Devils.
In addition, Air Force senior goaltender Chris Dylewski was honored with this year’s Hockey Humanitarian Award, while Holy Cross senior forward Matt Vidal received the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award.
Got all that?
Last but not least, the national title game between Quinnipiac and North Dakota is Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.