Hockey East players dominate finalists


ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Four players from Hockey East schools are
among 10 finalists for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award, honoring college
hockey's top player.

The four are senior defenseman Matt Gilroy and sophomore forward
Colin Wilson, both of Boston University; Vermont junior forward
Viktor Stalberg; and Northeastern junior goalie Brad Thiessen.

Other finalists are Louie Caporusso, Michigan; Chad Johnson,
Alaska Fairbanks; Zane Kalemba, Princeton; Jacques Lamoureux, Air
Force; Jamie McBain, Wisconsin; and David McIntyre, Colgate.

The 10 were selected by Division I hockey head coaches and online fan balloting.

Three finalists will be announced on April 2, with the winner April 10 during the NCAA Frozen Four.