Mackin ‘13 Nominated for Hobey Baker Award


A Northwood alum Corey Mackin ‘13 is a nominee for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award, which is awarded annually to the top male player in college hockey. Mackin attended Northwood in the 2012-2013 school year and played on Northwood’s Junior Hockey team.

Mackin is from Philadelphia and came to Northwood on the recommendation of Mr. Jim Sutow ‘80, a Northwood alum and influential hockey coach and mentor in Philadelphia. “He was the most skilled player on our junior team that year and was a natural goal scorer,” said Mr. Steve Reed. Mackin attended Northwood his senior year and was coached by Mr. Josh Leroy.

After graduating Northwood, Mackin went on to play in the BCHL for the Coquitlam Express, where he played 58 games and tallied 111 points for the 2014-15 season. He was awarded the Vern Dye Memorial BCHL Player of the Year Honor and the Brett Hull Award for being the league’s top scorer. He then went on to play in the NCAA for four seasons at Ferris State University and averaged over 24 points per season while playing an average of 36 games per season.

The Hobey Baker Award criteria include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award’s namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America’s greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton University. Award candidates must demonstrate a strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team, and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.

Fan voting is currently open. Key Hobey Baker announcement dates for 2019 include:

Top Ten list of candidates: March 20
Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists: April 4
Hobey Baker Award announcement: April 12

The 2019 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 12, 2019, during the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in Buffalo, NY. The award ceremony will be held at the Harborcenter and will be broadcast nationally on NHL Network and streamed live at more info on the Hobey Baker Award or to access the Hobey logo, please visit


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