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Hobey Baker Character award nominations in progress

01/08/2020, 6:15pm CST
By Michael Trzinski, WiPH Staff & Submitted

15th year for award in Wisconsin

Last year the participation rate was okay, but not great.

Boys=60 of 83 (72%)
Girls=16 of 28 (57%)

There is NO reason that we can't get close to 100% for this wonderful award. Also, the award is a GREAT item on a college application or down the road, a job resume.

Please, take the time to nominate a player on your team!!



The 19/20 hockey season will be the 15th year of awarding the Hobey Baker Character Award in the state of Wisconsin.  Thank you for the great support over the past 14 years.

  • Participation rate in 2019
    • Boys 60/83 or 72% +2%
    • Girls 16/28 or 57%
  • Goal for 2020 = 80%
    With your continued support we will continue to recognize great kids for their character and sportsmanship on and off the ice.  I hope you are excited to build upon the strong tradition in Wisconsin.  I’m asking for your continued support in 19/20.

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.  (See Exhibit A)

Each varsity high school hockey head coach should follow the process outlined per Exhibit B, 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 (Exhibit C).

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

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

  • Three Options for Nominations:
    • Email –
      1. Name of High School
      2. Team Nickname
      3. Head Hockey Coach
      4. Mailing Address
      5. Telephone Number
      6. Name of Player
    • Mail in Ballot
      1. Mailing address included on attached form
    • Register online at:
      1. If you choose this option – please send me information to make sure the player gets in Ad for State Tournament Program 
  • Deadline – February 4, 2020

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