Colorado College junior Mason Bergh and sophomore Nick Halloran are among 74 players from 46 Division I schools nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation announced Tuesday.
Bergh (11 goals, 18 assists) of Eden Prairie, Minn., has set career highs in assists and points and Halloran (13 goals, 18 assists) of Draper, Utah, has far surpassed his totals in all three categories.
Two CC Tigers have taken the award. Marty Sertich won in 2005 while teammate Brett Sterling was a runner-up. Peter Sejna won in 2003. Tom Preissing (2003), Brian Swanson (1999 and 1997), Peter Geronazzo (1996) and Jay McNeill (1995) were top-10 finalists.
Defending champion Denver has three nominees this year: Henrik Borgström, Dylan Gambrell and Troy Terry. Former Pioneer Will Butcher won the award last year.
Per a Denver release, this first phase of fan balloting runs Jan. 16 through March 4. The second phase of fan balloting will include the top 10 finalists and will run from March 14 through March 25. The fans’ vote accounts for 1 percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year’s award recipient. The winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on April 6 during the Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minn.