Men's Hockey Captain Biega Named Candidate For Senior CLASS Award

Danny Biega is one of six hockey players from a New England school up for the Senior CLASS Award (Photo: Gil Talbot). 

Danny Biega's Senior CLASS Player Card

Senior defenseman Danny Biega, the 120th captain of Harvard men's hockey, has been named a candidate for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Wednesday. Biega is one of four student-athletes from ECAC Hockey to be named a candidate for the award. 

Biega has been a mainstay on the Harvard blueline since his arrival in Cambridge. A 2011-12 CCM Hockey All-American, Biega was second on the team, and first among defensemen, with 35 points on 10 goals and 25 assists last year. He was the runner-up in voting for the 2012 ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, and was named the league's Best Defensive Defenseman. He received unanimous first-team All-Ivy League credentials and was also named to the ECAC Hockey All-League first team and ECAC Hockey Championship All-Tournament team. In his sophomore year, he picked up first team All-Ivy, second team ECAC all-league and New England All-Star honors and took home the John Tudor Memorial Cup as Harvard's most valuable player, leading the team in points (30) and assists (19). 

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four in Pittsburgh April 11 and 13.