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Each year, the Hobey Baker Foundation honors one of the all-time great contributors to the game of college hockey. Without question, these individuals have left their valuable trademark on the collegiate game. They have led the way in all aspects of the game, from playing to coaching and even creating the rules. It’s through their commitment to the game that fans everywhere can enjoy today’s exciting world of college hockey.


The Legends of College Hockey


Mike Sertich

He led the Bulldogs to three WCHA Regular Season championships and two WCHA tournament titles, as well as four NCAA tournament appearances. 


Rick Comley

He was one of the longest tenured and most successful coaches in NCAA history, winning 783 games over a 38-year period at three different schools. 


Jim Cross

He was widely recognized as the architect of University of Vermont hockey. 


Gordon ”Red” Berenson

He took over a struggling Wolverine program in 1984 and built Michigan into a national powerhouse, sustaining that level of excellence for more than three decades. 


Bill Riley, Jr.

Often referred to as the father of UMass Lowell hockey, coach Riley took over a fledgling program in 1969, built it into an NCAA Division II national power and ultimately moved Lowell into Division I hockey as a charter member of Hockey East in 1984.


Bill Selman

He is the only man to serve as head coach of four Division I college hockey programs, and is widely acknowledged as having either built or rebuilt three of the four programs he coached.


Tim Taylor

As head coach for Yale University for 28 years, Tim Taylor made a name for himself by coaching more games than anyone in ECAC history.


Jack Parker

One of the top coaches in the history of collegiate sports.


Jeff Sauer

A 31 year veteran coach at elite Division I college level.


Ferny Flaman

Northeastern University's Iongest-tenured Men's Hockey coach.


Herb Brooks

Everyone recalls the greatest sports achievement of any coach in this or any lifetime — defeating the mighty Soviet Union and winning the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal for the United States.


Charlie Holt

Charlie Holt has without a doubt left a lasting impression on the college hockey world.


Don Roberts

For Don Roberts, hockey has always been about family, and he has made so many friends since he began coaching hockey.


Eddie Jeremiah

His spirit and humor influenced the lives of countless Dartmouth men.


Ed Saugestad

Number two all-time. Only one person can say that.


Ralph “Cooney” Weiland

Few hockey mortals have ever accomplished what Ralph “Cooney” Wieland amassed in nearly fifty years involved in the great game of hockey.


Murray Williamson

Opportunity knocked and a Canadian kid by the name of Murray Williamson answered.


Ron Mason

Ron Mason’s illustrious coaching career is best summarized with a single digit number: 1.


Charles Smith

Officially, he's Charles Smith. To everyone who knows of him, he's Lefty.


Sid Watson

Sid was a multi-talented athlete, coach and administrator.


R.H. "Bob" Peters

Coach Peters completes a brilliant 37-year coaching career with 744 wins - the second most on the all-time college hockey win list.


"Badger Bob" Johnson

Bob Johnson was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the sport he loved.


John MacInnes

There are legends and then there are legends. John MacInnes no doubt fits the latter.


Glen Sonmor

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is by no means a place you have likely driven through, heard of, or even discovered by accident on a map.


Ned Harkness

An amazingly gifted coach and teacher, Ned Harkness is without question one of the USA'S greatest coaching legends.


Lou Lamoriello

For Lou Lamoriello, the president and general manager of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, the honors continue to pile up.


Len Ceglarski

There isn't a guy in the world who cares more about his players than Coach Ceglarski.


John Mayasich

Minnesota high school, college and Olympic hockey star John Mayasich.


Jack Kelley

Jack Kelley began playing hockey in the 1940's at Belmont High School in Boston.


Bill Cleary

When thinking of Harvard hockey, Bill Cleary may be the first name to come into the minds of many people.


John E. "Connie" Pleban

John E. "Connie" Pleban, born and raised in Eveleth, Minnesota, has devoted more than 50 years of his life to the game of ice hockey.


Jack Riley

Jack Riley has earned the reputation of a winner, having over 50 years' outstanding leadership in hockey.


Al Renfrew

Al Renfrew has been an integral part of the University of Michigan Athletic Department for more than 30 years.


Jim Fullerton

Jim Fullerton became Brown University's first full-time hockey coach in 1955 and guided the Bruins to an eminent position in Eastern intercollegiate hockey competition.


Clifford J.'Fido' Purpur

He had one of the most colorful nicknames in hockey, but even without that Fido Purpur would be remembered as one of the sport's legends.


J. Murray Murdoch

J. Murray Murdoch is an original, a pioneer.


Amo Bessone

Amo Bessone. In his 31 years coaching college hockey, 28 of them at Michigan State, Bessone gained great respect in the hockey world.


Herb Gallagher

When people think of New England college hockey, they think of Herb Gallagher.


Murray Armstrong

Murray Armstrong's rise to prominence in the hockey coaching ranks began long before his move to the University of Denver.


John Mariucci

John, Assistant General Manager for the Minnesota North Stars, is without question the guiding force behind the rise of college hockey.


Victor Heyliger

Victor Heyliger (September 26, 1912 – October 4, 2006) was a National Hockey League center and the head coach of the University of Michigan ice hockey team.


John Kelley

John "Snooks" Kelley was coach of the Boston College Eagles ice hockey team for 36 years. Kelley won the 1949 NCAA ice hockey title and was the first coach to win 500 games in the NCAA.