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Cheverie a finalist for top NCAA hockey honour

Cole Harbour’s Marc Cheverie is closing in on college hockey’s top honour.

Cole Harbour’s Marc Cheverie is closing in on college hockey’s top honour.

The 23-year-old Denver Pioneers goaltender has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in NCAA Division I men’s hockey.

Cheverie, in his junior season, has already been named player of the year for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after leading the nation in wins (24), save percentage (.937) and shutouts (six). He had a 24-4-3 overall record and helped the Pioneers finish as the country’s top-ranked team.

He was a seventh-round pick (193rd overall) in the 2006 NHL draft.

“Marc is a talented prospect, who has had an exceptional season for Denver this year,” Panthers general manager Randy Sexton said in a press release.

“Through his on and off ice commitment and work ethic, he has helped his club rise to the top … We have, and will continue to, closely monitor his development and progress and look forward to the possibility of Marc playing for the Florida Panthers in the future.”

Frozen Four
The final three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award will be announced on March 31, while the winner will be named on April 9 during the NCAA Frozen Four in Detroit.