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VOTE NOW: Two South Kent Alumni Nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Two South Kent School alumni have been nominated for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which recognizes the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player in the United States each year. Nominees of this honor are not just selected for their athletic prowess, but also their “teamwork, dedication, integrity, exceptional play, humility, and, above all, character.”

Among those in the running for “college hockey’s most prestigious award” are former South Kent hockey players Jack Riley ’11, Mercyhurst University forward and alternate captain, and Joe Snively ’14, Yale University forward. Riley played for South Kent’s Varsity Hockey program and Snively joined Selects Academy at South Kent when it first launched in 2011. “Congratulations to both Jack and Joe on being nominated for the Hobey Baker Award,” says Devin Rask, Director of Selects Academy at South Kent School. “It’s a great honor to even be nominated; best of luck to both former South Kent School alumni.”

Riley and Snively are not the first South Kent alumni to be recognized as a Hobey nominee. In 2014, Shayne Gostisbehere ’11 (current defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers) and in 1995, Brian Mueller '91, were among the top 10 nominees for the distinction.

According to the official website: “The Hobey Baker Award was named for hockey legend and World War I veteran Hobey Baker. Universally recognized as the best amateur player in the United States, Baker was the ultimate gentleman sportsman, always playing the game with courage, honor, and humility.”

The Hobey Baker Award winner is chosen based on votes from NCAA Division I Coaches as well as fans. It’s easy and only takes a few moments to cast your vote for one of the South Kent alumni.


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