The Hobey Baker Award has been given out to a male hockey player in the NCAA since 1981 with notable recipients including: Paul Kariya, Brendan Morrison, Chris Drury, Jordan Leopold, Ryan Miller, Matt Carle and most recently, Johnny Hockey (Johnny Gaudreau). The award winner must “exhibit strength of character both on and off the ice” and “contribute to the integrity of the team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game.” CHE is excited and proud to announce that 3 former CHE campers are among the nominees for this years award.
Matt Ginn from Lindsay, ON is a Senior at Holy Cross and leads Atlantic Hockey with a .933 save percentage and 2.01 goals against average. In his 4 years down in Worcester, Matt has set the school record for career saves (3244), shutouts (7), and minutes played (7044:05). A long time camper who attending the Specialized Goalie Program for many years, Matt enjoyed his time at the camp so much he went on to be a camp councilor, and ultimately one of our head goalie instructors. Good luck Ginner, we’re pulling for you.
Mitch Gillam from Peterborough, ON has had a stellar Sophomore year at Cornell University, leading the nation with a staggeringly low 1.26 goals against average and .958 save percentage. He has allowed one or fewer goals in seven of his nine starts this season. Another longtime participant in the Specialized Goalie Program, Gillam spent many summers refining his skills under the tutelage of Red Wings goalie coach Jim Bedard and other CHE instructors. Good luck Mitch!
Brett Seney from London, ON attended the Junior / College / AAA Conditioning Program for many years, always leading the ongoing week long tournament in scoring against some of the best young talent from across the country. Brett’s NCAA career has gotten off to a quick start, and in his rookie season at Merrimack College, Brett leads the team with 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists), an 18.1% shooting percentage (shoot the puck Seney), and a +6 plus/minus. He is currently tied for 2nd in rookie scoring in the HEA and tied for 8th in rookie points per game across the nation with a 0.88 scoring average. A long shot to win this year, there’s no doubt a Hobey Baker could be in Brett’s future.
From everyone here at CHE, good luck to all 3 nominees and we hope to see you lift the award high and proud in 3 months.
Canadian Hockey Enterprises