ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) _ Cornell goalie David McKee and Colorado College linemates Brett Sterling and Marty Sertich are the finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, given to college hockey's top player.
The finalists were announced Wednesday and the award will be handed out Friday at the Frozen Four in Columbus, Ohio.
McKee set a school record with 10 shutouts for Cornell's record-setting defense this season. He led the nation in goals-against average at 1.24, the third-best mark in college hockey history. His .947 save percentage tied for first in the nation.
The sophomore has 15 career shutouts, already breaking Ken Dryden's school record of 13 career.
The other finalists are a pair of junior forwards. Sertich leads the nation in scoring with 27 goals and 37 assists. Sterling leads the nation with 34 goals and has 29 assists. He also leads the nation in power-play goals with 18.
The high-scoring pair have led Colorado College to an appearance in the Frozen Four.
McKee helped the Big Red to its third ECAC Hockey League regular-season title in four years and its fourth consecutive Ivy League championship. The team also appeared in the NCAA tournament for the third time in four years, falling just short of its second Frozen Four in three seasons.
Only two goaltenders, Minnesota's Robb Stauber in 1988 and Michigan State's Ryan Miller in 2001, have won the Hobey Baker.