Vote for Mauermann for Hobey Baker Award

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John Barry
Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Hobey Baker Award is college hockey's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.

The award is given annually to the top NCAA Division I men's ice hockey player.

Ross Mauermann, a Providence University junior and 2009 Janesville Parker graduate, is one of the 2014 Hobey Baker nominees.

The ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award will be announced on March 10, followed by the three finalists on April 2.

Fan voting will make up one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's winner. Voting can be done at www.hobeybaker.com. The first phase of fan balloting runs through March 9. Phase two of fan balloting begins on March 20 from the list of 10 Hobey Baker finalists.

Mauermann is deserving of the recognition. He's second in the country with five game-winning goals, fourth overall in goals scored with 14 and eighth in scoring.

“I'm humbled to even be mentioned as part of the process for the Hobey Baker Award,” Mauermann said from his hotel room on Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the eighth-ranked Friars were preparing for a two-game nonconference series with Colorado College beginning tonight.

“I actually didn't know anything about the voting until someone brought it up to me, but for anyone that does vote for me, I'm very grateful. Our team has had some success this season, and I'm enjoying being a part of that success.”

Mauermann played two years with the Janesville Jets before accepting a Division I scholarship to Providence. He had productive seasons his freshman and sophomore years, but he has broken out as a junior. Three times this season Mauermann has been named Hockey East's Player of the Week.

In addition, Mauermann and his Friar teammates played at Boston's Fenway Park on Jan. 4 as part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014.

“It has been a long journey from where I began to where I am now, but that's why I'm really enjoying the moment right now,” Mauermann said. “Two weeks ago I got to skate in Fenway Park and get dressed in the Red Sox's locker room.

“We got an awesome new facility on campus to play at, the team is doing well and everything has worked out.”

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