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NCAA Will Announce Hobey Baker Award Winner During Frozen Four Festivities

The Frozen Four isn't just a means of deciding Hockey's National Champion, it is a celebration of Hockey at the Collegiate level. The festivities will include handing out the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the best player in the Nation. Here are the ten nominees, from the Award's official website.

Alphabetically, they are: Cam Atkinson, Boston College, Carter Camper, Miami of Ohio, Jack Connolly, Minnesota-Duluth, Matt Frattin, North Dakota, Andy Miele, Miami of Ohio, Gustav Nyquist, Maine, Chase Polacek, RPI, Justin Schultz, Wisconsin, Paul Thompson, New Hampshire and Paul Zanette, Niagara.

The field will be narrowed down to three on March 31, and the winner will be announced on Firday, April 8; the day between the semi-finals and finals of the Frozen Four. It is one of many events scheduled for that day including an autograph session with the two finalists, an open skate with Collegiate hockey legends and the announcement of the All-American team. Check out the University of Minnesota's athletic site for a full schedule of the Weekend's events, and head over to for ticket information.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.