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CJHL Alumni Fairing Well in NCAA Award Nominations

CJHL Alumni Fairing Well in NCAA Award Nominations


Six alumni in the hunt for Hobey Baker and Mike Richter Awards


Calgary, Alberta (March 19, 2015) – Five Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) alumni were among the top ten candidates announced for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award honoring NCAA college hockey’s top player.  Criteria for the award include: displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, strength of character on and off the ice, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.  The award announcement will take place at America’s oldest hockey arena, Matthews Arena (built in 1910) and once known as Boston Arena, a rink where Hobey Baker played.   

The CJHL alumni announced as top ten candidates for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award in alphabetical order are:

Daniel Ciampini (OJHL)

Matt Garbowsky (BCHL)

Zach Hyman (OJHL)

Joey Laleggia (BCHL)

Mike Reilly (BCHL)

Additionally, former CJHL player Jamie Phillips (CCHL/OJHL/BCHL) was named as one of the five finalists for the Mike Richter Award.  Phillips is a junior playing for Michigan Tech and finished the season with a 27-7-2, 1.61 GAA, .938 SV% and 6 SO.

The Mike Richter Award is now in its second season honoring the nation's top goaltender.  The award is sponsored by Let’s Play Hockey, a publication in Minnesota, and the Herb Brooks Foundation.  The award will be presented by Mike Richter at the Frozen Four in Boston.