Cambridge's Owen Savory is among the initial contender's for this season's Hobey Baker Award, given to the top player in NCAA Division 1 hockey.
Savoury, 24, has been having an outstanding season at UMass-Lowell River Hawks, guiding them to an 11-3-3 record. The River Hawks are currently ranked 12th in the nation.
The six-foot, 185-pound senior has a 10-1-2 record with four shutouts, a 1.29 goals-against average (tops in the Hockey East conference) and .948 save percentage (second in Hockey East).
Coaches are initially allowed to enter up to three of their players into the pool for Hobey Baker consideration. On March 17 that pool will be whittled down to 10 finalists.
The award winner will be announced during the 2022 Frozen Four in Boston on April 8.
The last goaltender to win the award was Ryan Miller in 2001.
The award is based on four criteria:
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.