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Carey, Dowd, Gaudreau are Hobey finalists

Posted by: Chris Miller Updated: April 2, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Nic Dowd of St. Cloud State, Greg Carey of St. Lawrence and Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College are the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to college hockey's best player.

The finalists were chosen by a 27-member committee with some fan voting. The winner will be announced April 11 in Philadelphia, the day between the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals and finals.

Gaudreau leads the nation in goals and assists and has led his team to the Frozen Four, making him the overwhelming favorite.

Carey, who signed with Phoenix last week, had 18 goals and 39 assists and is third in the nation with 57 points. He was ECAC co-player of the year.

Dowd, who signed with the Los Angeles Kings yesterday, scored an overtime goal to beat Notre Dame on Saturday in the NCAA West Regional semifinals. The Huskies lost to the Gophers 4-0 on Sunday. He had 22 goals and 18 assist this season.

Gaudreau has 35 goals and 42 assists and was Hockey East player of the year. He also leads the nation with a +41.

The award considers community involvement and scholastic achievement, to a point. Carey has a 3.68 GPA and Dowd has a 3.61 GPA. Gaudreau's GPA was not revealed on the official press release.

Gophers goalie Adam Wilcox was in the final 10, but didn't make the cut to three.


St. Louis 2
Pittsburgh 4 FINAL
Atlanta 2
Miami 7 FINAL
Washington 11
Detroit 4 FINAL
Philadelphia 4
Minnesota 6 FINAL
Baltimore 5
NY Yankees 7 FINAL
Houston 0
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Boston 3
Baltimore 4 FINAL
Toronto 2
Cincinnati 8 FINAL
LA Angels 6
Chicago Cubs 7 FINAL
Kansas City 0
Los Angeles 9 FINAL
San Francisco 11
Chicago WSox 4 FINAL
Cleveland 1
Milwaukee 0 FINAL
Oakland 7
Seattle 5 FINAL
San Diego 8
Texas 5 FINAL
Los Angeles 10
Colorado 11 FINAL
Arizona 10
Arizona 1 FINAL
Colorado 2
Houston 99 FINAL
Washington 91
LA Lakers 99 FINAL
Brooklyn 107
Minnesota 88 FINAL
New Orleans 110
Philadelphia 86 FINAL
Cleveland 87
Detroit 102 FINAL
Miami 109
LA Clippers 119 FINAL
Boston 106
Dallas 99 FINAL
Indiana 104
Memphis 89 FINAL
San Antonio 103
Oklahoma City 109 FINAL
Phoenix 97
Washington 5 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Calgary 5 FINAL
Nashville 2
Boston 2 FINAL(OT)
Carolina 1
Detroit 4 FINAL
NY Islanders 5
Florida 4 FINAL
Ottawa 2
Anaheim 2 FINAL
New Jersey 1
Chicago 4 FINAL
Winnipeg 3
San Jose 2 FINAL(SO)
Pittsburgh 3
Michigan State 76 FINAL
Louisville 70
Gonzaga 52 FINAL
Duke 66
Philadelphia 0 FINAL
Chicago 1
Toronto FC 1 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 2
(7) Florida State 74 FINAL
(3) South Carolina 80
Villanova 70 FINAL
West Virginia 75
Michigan 69 FINAL
Southern Miss 60
Temple 69 FINAL
Middle Tennessee 57
Siena 50 FINAL
Louisiana 52
St Marys-CA 66 FINAL
(5) Baylor 68 FINAL
(2) Notre Dame 77


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