WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross men’s hockey senior forward Scott Pooley has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, which is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey.
Fans can vote here once daily until Mach 4, when the nominee pool is narrowed down to ten candidates.
Pooley currently leads the Crusaders and the nation in scoring, with 18 goals in 24 games played. The senior forward has added nine assists for 28 points. He also ranks in the top active scoring leaders in the NCAA with 51 career goals.
Pooley is tied for the nation’s top power play goals with eight. He leads Atlantic Hockey in scoring and ranks second in points in the league.
The Hobey Baker Award
Teamwork. Dedication. Integrity. Exceptional play. Humility. And, above all, character. These are the values that set the game of hockey, and those who play it, apart from any other. They are also the values that the Hobey Baker Award honors each year. Candidates must:
Exhibit strength and character, both on and off the ice
Contribute to the integrity of the team
Display outstanding skills in all phases of the game
Show scholastic achievement and sportsmanship
Candidates must also comply with all NCAA rules, be full-time students in an accredited NCAA college or university, and complete 50% or more of the season. The Hobey Baker Award was named for hockey legend and World War I veteran Hobey Baker. Universally recognized as the best amateur player in the United States, Baker was the ultimate gentleman sportsman, always playing the game with courage, honor, and humility.