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Harvard's Kerfoot Named Finalist for Hobey Baker Memorial Award

Harvard's Kerfoot Named Finalist for Hobey Baker Memorial Award

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard senior forward Alexander Kerfoot was named one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, honoring college hockey's top player, as announced by the award's committee on Wednesday, March 15.

Kerfoot paces the Crimson with a career-high 40 points and is also a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year Award. As a senior, Kerfoot has continued to receive accolades for his contributions both on and off the ice. He is a first-team All-Ivy selection and a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.

The West Vancouver, British Columbia, product has led Harvard to 24 victories thus far—its most since 1993-94. The Crimson co-captain tallied 26 points (10 G, 16 A) during ECAC Hockey play to rank fourth in the conference. Kerfoot enters the final weekend of the ECAC Hockey playoffs with 118 points and 82 assists for his career.  

The other Hobey Baker Award finalists are: Zach Aston-Reese, Northeastern; Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State; Anders Bjork, Notre Dame; Will Butcher, Denver; Spencer Foo, Union; Tyler Kelleher, New Hampshire; Tyler Sheehy, Minnesota; Mike Vecchione, Union and Charles Williams, Canisius.

The 10 finalists were selected by voting from all 60 Division I college hockey head coaches and by online fan balloting. Next, the 27-member Selection Committee and an additional round of fan balloting through the Hobey website at www.hobeybaker.com from March 16-26 will determine this year's Hobey Baker winner. Criteria for the awards include: displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, strength of character on and off the ice, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.

The Hobey Hat Trick (three finalists) will be announced on March 30, with the Hobey Baker Award winner being recognized on April 7 during the NCAA Frozen Four.