Graduate Camper named Hobey Baker finalist
Carter Camper, who played in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) as a member of the Cleveland Jr. Barons from 2004-06, has been named one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to college hockey's top player.
A senior forward at Miami University (CCHA), Camper ranks fifth nationally with 52 points and his 35 assists are third in the NCAA. He's also fourth in the nation with a 1.44 points per game average.
The Rocky River, Ohio, native finished second in the CCHA scoring race this season with 39 points in league play while his 28 assists in CCHA action were also second.
Camper, who won the CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award as well, was named the CCHA and HCA National Player of the Month for October after leading the nation with nine goals, 13 assists and 22 points in just eight games.
A 2009 Second-Team West All-American, he's also one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award this year.
The 10 Hobey finalists were selected by a vote from all 58 Division I head coaches and by online fan balloting. The finalists will be narrowed down to three when the Hobey Hat Trick is announced on March 31 while the winner will be revealed on April 8 in St. Paul, Minn., at the Frozen Four.
The criteria for the Hobey Baker includes strength of character on and off the ice, displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.