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Hobey Baker

December 7, 2014     

To:  Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches
Re:  Hobey Baker High School Character Award

Dear Coach:                                                                                      

The upcoming year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Hobey Character Award in the state of Wisconsin. Over 700 student athletes have been recognized for their character and sportsmanship over the past nine years.  We are excited to continue this tradition and ask for your support in 2014/15.

The goal of the “Hobey Baker High School Character Award” is to develop, recognize, and reward exemplary character and sportsmanship demonstrated by our high school hockey players.  This high school level award is a natural extension of the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial Award given to the nation’s top collegiate hockey player and sportsman.  

Each varsity high school hockey head coach should follow the process outlined per Exhibit B (see Intro Letter/Ballot), with each coach selecting the member of their team who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and character represented by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.  The program does not carry a cost but as a volunteer, non-profit organization, contributions are accepted and encouraged. 

We believe the extension of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award to the high school level is a tremendous way to promote a lasting positive influence on the sport of hockey at the high school level. Winners will be recognized in the state high school hockey tournament program, as well as at team banquets around the state.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and efforts in making this a success.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at


Jim Hayes
Hobey Baker Foundation

Past Hobey Baker Character Award Winners