Bismarck Century grad Alec Rauhauser a 2020 Hobey Baker nominee
January 27, 2020 10:00 am
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
BISMARCK – Former Bismarck Century boys hockey standout Alec Rauhauser has been named a nominee for the 2020 Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Rauhauser, a 2013 Bismarck Century graduate, is now a senior defenseman for Bowling Green. So far during the 2019-20 season, Rauhauser has eight goals and 18 assists for the Falcons.
The Hobey Baker Memorial Award is given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s ice hockey player. It is named after Hall of Fame Hockey player Hobey Baker, who played collegiate hockey at Princeton University and died in World War I.
According to the Hobey Baker Memorial Award website, there are four criteria used to consider Hobey Baker Memorial Award nominees:
Strength of character, on and off the ice
Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the game
Scholastic achievement and sportsmanship
Compliance with all NCAA rules, including being a full-time student in an accredited college or university and completing 50 percent or more of the season
There are three steps involved in the award’s selection process. First, the head coaches of NCAA Division I ice hockey schools nominate the top three players in their respective leagues and the top three players in the nation. College hockey fans can also participate by voting online during this step. Price Waterhouse Coopers accounting firm counts these votes and the top 10 finalists are announced.
Rauhauser finished his prep career at Century with 63 goals and 94 assists.