From an initial list of nearly 30 goalies comes Wednesday’s announcement of the top five finalists for the 2016 Mike Richter Award.
The final five:
|Kevin Boyle||Sr.||Massachusetts-Lowell||22-8-5, 1.80, .934|
|Thatcher Demko||Jr.||Boston College||25-6-4, 1.78, .938|
|Cam Johnson||So.||North Dakota||20-3-1, 1.58, .938|
|Charlie Lindgren||St. Cloud State||28-8-1, 2.08, .926|
|Alex Lyon||Jr.||Yale||19-7-4, 1.59, .938|
Candidates for the award were determined by nominations from all 60 NCAA Division I men’s head coaches. The finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media. The 2016 edition of the award will be presented on April 8 at the Frozen Four in Tampa.
UMass Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck won the inaugural award in 2014 and North Dakota’s Zane McIntyre took home the honor last season.