Spink hoping for Hobey

In this Jan. 21, 2016 picture from the Hobey Baker Award website, Tyson Spink is one of the nominees for the 2016 Hobey Baker Award, recognizing top collegiate players for play and sportsmanship. Fan voting is open until March 6, 2016. (Hobey Baker Award via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Tyson Spink is hoping fans will give him the nod to receive the Hobey Baker award this year.

The former Cornwall Colts forward and Williamstown native – now playing at Colgate – leads the team in scoring with 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points in 23 games this season.

The top U.S. collegiate award is named after World War I hockey legend Hobey Baker, recognized as the best amateur sportsman of his time and a consummate gentleman.

You can vote by going here (one vote allowed every 24 hours). The list is alphabetized by first name.

The first phase of voting is open until March 6.

Meanwhile, the head coaches of NCAA Division I schools nominate the top three players in their league and the top three players in the nation. Those results are combined with the fan voting to produce the top ten candidates.

The top ten list will be announced March 16.

Last year, former Colt, Kyle Baun, was one of 59 nominees for the award but failed to make the cut.

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