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Men’s Hockey’s Carlile, Jefferies Named Hobey Baker Award Nominees

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SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Merrimack College men’s hockey standouts Declan Carlile and Alex Jefferies were chosen as nominees for the 2021 Hobey Baker Award, as announced by the committee Monday.

Considered the top award in all of college hockey, the honor is given to someone who “exhibits strength and character, both on and off the ice. Contributes to the integrity of the team; displays outstanding skills in all phases of the game and shows scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.” The pair of Warriors are among just over 50 nominees up for the award.

Carlile has developed into one of the top defenders in Hockey East during his second season in North Andover. He missed the team’s first four games, but has still totaled three points on a goal and two assists in eight games and holds the Warriors’ top plus/minus rating at +3. His three blocked shots per game ranks him first in Hockey East and second in the nation.

In his first collegiate season, Jefferies has already shown plenty of electricity in his game. The forward leads the team in goals (4), assists (6) and points (10) and is tied for the team-lead in power play goals with two. His 52 shots on goal also tops the Warriors and his 4.73 shots on goal per game average leads Hockey East and all rookies in the country.

Fans can vote for Carlile and Jefferies through the 2021 Vote for Hobey site until midnight March 8.

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