Hobey Baker Character Award

Hobey Baker High School Character Award - Character and Sportsmanship

Hobart Amory Hare "Hobey" Baker (January 15, 1892 – December 21, 1918) was a noted American amateur athlete of the early twentieth century. Baker is not only considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of his era, but is also regarded as the first great American hockey player. In 1945 he was one of the first twelve players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, the first American to be so honored, and was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as one of its charter members in 1973

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. The development and recognition of exemplary character and sportsmanship in our high school hockey players is an extremely important aspect of the student-athlete experience. 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.

This award is presented to the senior player that best exemplifies the sportsmanship and character of Hobey Baker. Integrity, coachability, selflessness, and citizenship are considered. This is not a “best player” award but a “best kid” award. Coaches submit their recommendations to the Hobey Baker foundation in early February.

Arrowhead winners of the Hobey Baker Award include: