Despite finishing in the Top 10 of fan voting for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, the top individual prize in NCAA hockey, Prince Rupert’s Frank Slubowski will not be among those vying for the title.
Slubowski finished seventh in the popular vote when it wrapped up last month, Slubowki was noticeably absent when the judges released the list of finalists. No reason was given by the judges for the omission.
Slubowski stared every game for the University of Western Michigan Broncos, finishing with a 19-11-8 record, a 2.00 goals against average and a .918 save percentage.
That was enough to give the Broncos a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but the team saw their playoff hopes dashed when the University of Michigan swept the series with a 4-3 opening game win and a 5-1 victory in the second game.
With this season now in the books, Slubowski will be seeing some new competition next year as the Broncos move from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). That conference includes teams like Miami University, the University of Denver, the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota, the University of North Dakota and more.