Springfield Alumni Nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Springfield Jr. Blues alumni Stefanos Lekkas and Matheson Iacopelli have been named finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. Fans will have the opportunity to vote to help them capture the award.

The Hobey Baker award is an annual award given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s ice hockey player. Former winners include Buffalo Sabers forward Jack Eichel, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller.

Lekkas, a goaltender for the University of Vermont, has played in 23 games this year as a freshman. He has emerged as the Wildcats top goaltender and possesses a 14-6-3 record to go with a 2.48 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. He also was featured in ESPN SportsCenter’s “Top 10” segment this season with a play that can be viewed here.

Iacopelli, a forward for Western Michigan University, has appeared in 26 games this season. The 2014 Chicago Blackhawks draft pick has netted 15 goals and tallied 7 assists for 22 points on the season.

Fans can click here to vote for the player they want to win the award. A Top 10 list will be released on March 16th and the winner will be announced on April 7th.