Goaltender Mike Zacharias is one of 100 players listed on the preliminary ballot for the Hobey Baker Award. Fan voting will take place on the Hobey website until March 9. Fan participation will count for 1 percent of the final tally during each phase of voting. The top 10 finalists will be announced on March 20 with the winner being crowned on April 11. Zacharias, a junior, ranks eighth in the country in save percentage (.930) and 11th in goals-against average (1.93).
It looks like sophomore defenseman Nick Canzanello will miss this weekend's games with a leg injury suffered last Saturday at Minnesota Duluth. Canzanello has one goal and seven assists in 19 games and ranks second on the team with a +9 plus-minus rating.
Staying on the subject of injuries, freshman forward Mike Louwerse is being shut down for the season and will take a medical redshirt in order to allow a nagging groin injury to heal. Louwerse played in four of the Mavericks' first 10 games. "I don't think he'll be back (this season)," coach Troy Jutting said.