Eric Ehn on ballot for Hobey Baker Award
Jan. 24, 2007
Air Force Academy junior center Eric Ehn is on the ballot for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate hockey player.
Ehn, who leads the nation in scoring with 45 points in 26 games, is currently sixth in Phase One of the fan voting which will run through March 4. Phase two of fan balloting will then begin on March 15 from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists. The fans' vote accounts for a full 1% of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient. Ehn also ranks sixth on the CSTV.com Hobey Baker poll as voted on by a panel of college hockey writers and broadcasters.
Fans can visit www.hobeybaker.com. Click on the Vote for Hobey Baker icon and follow the prompts to make your selection from this year's outstanding crop of college hockey players.
The award criteria includes candidates mimicking the superlative character traits put forth by the award's namesake, Hobey Baker, a first-rate World War I combat flyer better known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day. Award candidates must exhibit strength of character both on and off the ice and must contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should also be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.
The 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 6, 2007 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in St. Louis, MO. The 27th annual award announcement honoring college hockey's top player will be televised live on ESPNU.