CHN names North Dakota’s Kristo player of year; Hobey Baker Memorial Award three finalists to be announced Wednesday

College Hockey News has its 2013 first and second-team picks here and North Dakota’s Danny Kristo as player of the year here.

A new forum for Minnesota Duluth fans is available at Bulldog Country here.

The San Jose Sharks have returned goalie Alex Stalock to Worcester (Mass.) in the American Hockey League. The team news release is here.

Three finalists for the 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award will be announced Wednesday. It’s likely St. Cloud State senior forward Drew LeBlanc of Hermantown will be among the final three. The Hobey Baker web site is here.

College Hockey News also has a commentary piece on George Gwozdecky leaving Denver here.

Minnesota junior defenseman Nate Schmidt has signed with the Washington Capitals and the Minneapolis Star Tribune has a story here.

It is also being reported Wednesday that Minnesota junior winger Zach Budish has signed with Nashville. Jess Myers of ESPN 1500 has an update here.

AND it is being reported that Gopher forward Nick Bjugstad is leaving early to sign with Florida.

Video from Tuesday’s Women’s World Championships game, from the IIHF, as Canada rallied to beat the United States in a shootout in Ottawa, Ontario, here.