St. Lawrence senior forward Greg Carey, St. Cloud State senior forward Nic Dowd 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 11th in Philadelphia, site of this year's NCAA Frozen Four.
Nebraska Omaha junior forward Josh Archibald was among the initial 10 candidates, but didn't make the final cut. He was the second Maverick to make the top 10 in as many years, joining teammate Ryan Walters, a top 10 finalist last season.
Archibald led the Mavericks in scoring with 29 goals and 14 assists for 43 points. He set a school record and career best for goals in a season and ranked second nationally in goals when the UNO season ended. Archibald set a school record with two hat tricks this season and is the only player in school history with three career hat tricks.
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.
Carey had 39 assists in 38 games for St. Lawrence, the second-most in the nation.