2019 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Nominees Include 7 Illinois Players!

The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois is proud to share that Lukas Craggs, Brennan Kapcheck, Tanner Laczynski, Stefanos Lekkas, Hugh McGing, Peter Tischke and Bobby Nardella are part of the distinguished list of nominees for the 2019 Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Click HERE to cast your vote today!

The Phase I fan voting will be open until midnight Sunday, March 10. The top-10 finalists will be announced March 20, with the Phase II fan vote running until March 31 to determine the Hobey Hat Trick three finalists, which will be announced April 4. The fans’ vote accounts for a full one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year’s award recipient. Fans can cast their vote at hobeybaker.com/vote. The winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 12, during the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in Buffalo, New York. The award ceremony will be at HarborCenter and broadcasted on NHL Network and streamed live at hobeybaker.com.

Lukas Craggs
Bowling Green State University (Junior)
Elmhurst, IL

Brennan Kapcheck
American International College (Sophomore)
Mt. Prospect, IL

Tanner Laczynski
Ohio State University (Junior)
Shorewood, IL

Stefanos Lekkas
University of Vermont (Junior)
Elburn, IL

Hugh McGing
Western Michigan University (Junior)
Chicago, IL

Bobby Nardella
University of Notre Dame (Senior)
Rosemont, IL

Peter Tischke
University of Wisconsin – Madison (Senior)
Hinsdale, IL

Since 1981 the Hobey Baker Award has been bestowed up the year’s best collegiate hockey player. “To earn this prestigious award the recipient must not only be an excellent hockey player, but an excellent person like Hobey Baker himself, honoring hockey’s code of conduct both on and off the ice. Team play, character, integrity, academic achievement and sportsmanship are just as important as skill, and those who have been honored have been inspired by that high standard.”*

*Quote from Our Tribute to “The Wonder Player of Hockey”, The Hobey Baker Video

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