ST. PAUL, Minn. - North Dakota senior forwards Corban Knight and Danny Kristo are among 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's best player.
Two St. Lawrence players — junior forward Greg Carey and senior forward Kyle Flanagan — also are finalists.
The finalists were announced Thursday. They were selected by voting from all 59 Division I head coaches and by fans online.
Other finalists are Niagara junior goalie Carsen Chubak, Miami University sophomore forward Austin Czarnik, Boston College sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau, Quinnipiac senior goalie Eric Hartzell, St. Cloud State senior forward Drew LeBlanc and Nebraska Omaha junior forward Ryan Walters.
The three finalists will be announced April 3. The winner will be announced April 12 during the NCAA Frozen Four.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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