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By: James Duffy

Northeastern’s Zach Aston-Reese and Dylan Sikura were named as candidates for the Hobey Baker Award on Monday, given to the top college hockey player of the year.

Aston-Reese and Sikura have been two of the most dominant offensive players in the nation this season, each having tallied 41 points, tied for fifth most in the country. Of the Huskies 88 goals this season, Aston-Reese and Sikura have combined for 38. Both are having career years, and have already or are on pace to set career-highs in every offensive category.

In his final season at NU, Aston-Reese leads all Division I players with 22 goals this season, propelled by a run from Nov. 18 to Jan. 14 where he recorded 16 goals and 11 assists in 11 games. He also leads all skaters with 11 power play goals, and is tied for the lead in shorthanded goals with three.

Sikura has already shattered his career high in points, goals and assists. After tallying 10 goals and 18 assists in 39 games last season, the junior has been a force this season with 16 goals and 25 assists through just 25 games.

The Huskies duo were two of the 66 players given the honor, and fans can vote for any of the candidates between now and March 5, before the selection committee will shrink the field to 10 nominees.

To vote for Aston-Reese and Sikura click here.

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