Six Hockey East goaltenders were among the 18 announced Friday as nominees for the inaugural Mike Richter Award, given to the most outstanding goaltender in Division I men’s hockey.
The nominees, who were chosen by the 59 head coaches, are:
|Thatcher Demko||Boston College||Freshman||Hockey East|
|Ryan Faragher||St. Cloud State||Junior||NCHC|
|Jon Gillies||Providence||Sophomore||Hockey East|
|Connor Hellebuyck||Massachusetts-Lowell||Sophomore||Hockey East|
|Jake Hildebrand||Michigan State||Sophomore||Big Ten|
|Andy Iles||Cornell||Senior||ECAC Hockey|
|CJ Motte||Ferris State||Junior||WCHA|
|Zach Nagelvoort||Michigan||Freshman||Big Ten|
|Martin Ouellette||Maine||Senior||Hockey East|
|Joel Rumpel||Wisconsin||Junior||Big Ten|
|Jimmy Sarjeant||Mercyhurst||Junior||Atlantic Hockey|
|Colin Stevens||Union||Junior||ECAC Hockey|
|Steve Summerhays||Notre Dame||Senior||Hockey East|
|Jason Torf||Air Force||Senior||Atlantic Hockey|
|Adam Wilcox||Minnesota||Sophomore||Big Ten|
|Clay Witt||Northeastern||Junior||Hockey East|
Four of the six Big Ten teams are represented, along with three NCHC schools. ECAC Hockey and Atlantic Hockey each have two nominees, with the WCHA getting one.
The award, started by Let’s Play Hockey magazine and the Herb Brooks Foundation, will be presented during the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
Criteria for the award, according to the organizers, include:
• Outstanding skills on the ice.
• Good academic standing.
• Academic achievement and sportsmanship.
• Completion of 50 percent or more of the season.
• Community involvement.