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HOBEY BAKER
SARAH KWAK
March 28, 2011
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March 28, 2011

Hobey Baker

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The leading contender among the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in college hockey, is North Dakota's Matt Frattin, a senior forward out of Edmonton. The odds-on favorite for the award since the season began, Frattin, a 2007 fourth-round pick of the Maple Leafs, leads the nation with 35 goals thanks to a booming, NHL-caliber slap shot. His top rival for hockey's version of the Heisman is Miami (Ohio) forward Andy Miele. Though undersized (at just 5'8" and 175 pounds) and undrafted, Miele's superior vision and smooth hands helped make him the CCHA player of the year—as did his 47 assists and 71 points, both tops in Division I. The winner will be announced at the Frozen Four on April 8.

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