Biega was a fifth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 2006 (photo courtesy Kevin Burns).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Senior defenseman Alex Biega of the Harvard men's hockey team is among the candidates for a chance to compete in the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge April 9 in Detroit. To aid in the selection process, fans can vote for Biega and the other candidates on NCAA.com.
Biega, the Crimson's 116th captain, is among 16 skaters nominated for the men's East squad. A preseason All-America selection by Inside College Hockey, he has skated in all 118 of Harvard's games during the last four seasons, totaling 14 goals and 52 assists for 66 points.
Last season, the Montreal native was the first Crimson defenseman in 21 years to lead the team in assists. With one more assist he will match two-time All-American Noah Welch '05 for Harvard's highest career assists total by a defenseman since Derek Maguire '94, 16 seasons ago.
Voting is underway now and will continue until Feb. 15. The selection committee will take all voting into consideration prior to making its announcement of the final rosters by the end of February. Harvard women's forward Anna McDonald is among the nominees for the women's East squad.
The Frozen Four Skills Challenge will be held April 9 at Ford Field and will highlight the "Friday Night at the Frozen Four" event. The night will also include the presentation of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the Hockey Humanitarian Award and the announcement of the American Hockey Coaches Association All-America teams.