Hobey Baker Award countdown

A list of 10 finalists for the 2011 Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be cut to three and announced Thursday. The winner will be announced April 8 in St. Paul.

Minnesota Duluth junior center Jack Connolly, third in Division I scoring, is among the 10 and, according to a projection by U.S. College Hockey Online, has a decent chance to be among the final three.

That USCHO commentary is here.

News Tribune sports editor Rick Lubbers took a look at UMD’s East Regional run here.

USCHO has a similar view of the Bulldogs here.

Updates on a couple of former UMD players:

Jason Garrison of the Florida Panthers is featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel HERE

Travis Gawryletz named Specialty Mann of the Year for the Lake Erie Monsters here.