St. Cloud State's Nic Dowd Named Hobey Baker Finalist

Updated: 04/02/2014 2:11 PM KSTP.com

St. Cloud State forward Nic Dowd (26) reacts after scoring the game-winning goal on Notre Dame goaltender Steven Summerhays during overtime of an NCAA West Regional college hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 29, 2014.
St. Cloud State forward Nic Dowd (26) reacts after scoring the game-winning goal on Notre Dame goaltender Steven Summerhays during overtime of an NCAA West Regional college hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, March 29, 2014.
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St. Cloud State senior forward Nic Dowd, St. Lawrence senior forward Greg Carey, and Boston College junior forward Johnny Gaudreau have been chosen as finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award given to the top player in college hockey.

The announcement came Wednesday. The winner will be revealed April 11 in Philadelphia, the site of this year's NCAA Frozen Four.

Gaudreau has guided Boston College to the national semifinals for the second time in three years. His 77 points in 39 games are the most of any Division I player in 11 seasons.

Dowd had 22 goals in 38 games for St. Cloud State, including the overtime winner in the West Regional semifinals against Notre Dame.

Carey had 39 assists in 38 games for St. Lawrence, the second-most in the nation.

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