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Beavers' Read on list of Hobey Baker Award candidates; fans can cast votes

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Beavers' Read on list of Hobey Baker Award candidates; fans can cast votes
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Bemidji State junior forward Matt Read has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey's player of the year honor.

College hockey fans everywhere to get in on the act. They can cast their votes in the fan-voting phase of the Hobey Baker award process.

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The fan-voting phase is now open by visiting the Hobey Baker website: hobeybaker.com. Click here to vote.

This first phase of fan balloting will run now through March 7. Phase two of fan balloting will then begin March 19 from the list of top 10 Hobey Baker finalists. The fans' vote accounts for a full 1 percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient.

Award criteria include candidates mimicking the superlative character traits put forth by the award's namesake, Hobey Baker, a World War I flying star better known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day. Award candidates must exhibit strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.

The 2010 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on April 9 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in Washington, D.C. The 30th annual award announcement honoring college hockey's top player is tentatively scheduled to be televised live during prime time on ESPNU.

Here are the candidates:

Alex Beaudry - Providence College - So - G

Andrew Volkening - Air Force - Sr - G

Andy Taranto - Alaska - Fr - F

Ben Scrivens - Cornell University - Sr - G

Blair Riley - Ferris State - Sr - F

Blake Gallagher - Cornell University - Sr - F

Blake Geoffrion - Wisconsin - Sr - F

Blake Kessel - New Hampshire - So - D

Bobby Butler - New Hampshire - Sr - F

Brandon Wong - Quinnipiac University - Sr - F

Brendan Smith - Wisconsin - Jr - D

Brian Foster - New Hampshire - Sr - G

Brian Gibbons - Boston College - Jr - F

Brian O'Neil - Yale - So - F

Broc Little - Yale - Jr - F

Cam Atkinson - Boston College - So - F

Cameron Burt - RIT - So - F

Carl Hagelin - Michigan - Jr - F

Carl Hudson - Canisius College - Sr - D

Chase Polacek - RPI - Jr - F

Chay Genoway - North Dakota - Sr - D

Chris Kushneriuk - Robert Morris - Jr - F

Chris Moran - Niagara - Sr - F

Colin Greening - Cornell University - Sr - F

Corey Tropp - Michigan State - Jr - F

Cory Conacher - Canisius College - Jr - F

Dan Bartlett - Princeton University - Sr - F

Dan Ringwald - RIT - Sr - D

David McIntyre - Colgate - Sr - F

David Strathman - Northeastern - Sr - D

David Vallorani - UMass Lowell - So - F

Derek Stepan - Wisconsin - So - F

Dion Knelsen - Alaska - Sr - F

Drew Palmisano - Michigan State - So - G

Egor Mironov - Niagara - Sr - F

Eric Lampe - Quinnipiac University - Sr - F

Everett Sheen - Holy Cross - Jr - F

Gustav Nyquist - Maine - So - F

Jack Connolly - Minnesota Duluth - So - F

Jacques Lamoureux - Air Force - Jr - F

James Marcou - Massachusetts - Jr - F

Jared DeMichiel - RIT - Sr - G

Jeff Petry - Michigan State - Jr - D

Joe Sova - Alaska - So - D

Jordan Samuels-Thomas - Bowling Green - Fr - F

Justin Braun - Massachusetts - Sr - D

Justin Fontaine - Minnesota Duluth - Jr - F

Kevin Shattenkirk - Boston University - Jr - D

Kyle Kraemer - Northeastern - Sr - F

Kyle Page - Bowling Green - Sr - D

Marc Cheverie - Denver - Jr - G

Mario Valery-Trabucco - Union - Sr - F

Mark Fayne - Providence College - Sr - D

Matt Bergland - Providence College - So - F

Matt Read - Bemidji State University - Jr - F

Mike Schreiber - Union - Sr - D

Nathan Longpre - Robert Morris - Jr - F

Nick Bonino - Boston University - Jr - F

Nick Schaus - UMass Lowell - Sr - D

Rhett Rakhshani - Denver - Sr - F

Riley Gill - Western Michigan - Sr - G

Rob Bordson - Minnesota Duluth - Jr - F

Ryan Lasch - St. Cloud State - Sr - F

Ryan Olidis - Niagara - Sr - F

Scott Campbell - UMass Lowell - Jr - F

Sean Backman - Yale - Sr - F

Stephane Da Costa - Merrimack College - Fr - F

Tomas Petruska - Bowling Green - Sr - F

Wade MacLeod - Northeastern - Jr - F

Zac Dalpe - Ohio State - So - F

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