BOSTON, Mass. – Junior defenseman Adam Fox and senior goaltender Michael Lackey are among 20 semifinalists for the 67th Walter Brown Award, the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced today (Feb. 4). The Walter Brown Award is presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
Fox (7-20-27) is off to a tremendous start for Harvard. A candidate for the Hobey Baker Award, Fox is fourth in the country in scoring (per game) and first among defensemen, averaging 1.35 points per contest. He is on pace to near the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83. On Oct. 27 at Dartmouth, Fox notched a career high five points (goal, four assists), becoming the first Harvard player to have five points since Alexander Kerfoot did it against BC on Nov. 11, 2014. Fox was named the HCA National Player of the Month for November and was also named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month.
Lackey has been one of the top goaltenders in the nation at 11-5-3 with a 2.13 GAA (16th NCAA) and .927 Save % (10th NCAA), starting 19 of 20 games for the Crimson. He has been particularly excellent for the better part of the last two months. Since Nov. 24, Lackey is 9-3-1 with a 1.59 GAA (No. 6 NCAA) and .947 Save% (No. 2 NCAA), allowing two goals or less in 11 of those 13 starts.
The Gridiron Club will announce the finalists and winner of the 67th Walter Brown Award in March, following league playoffs and before the start of NCAA Tournament play. The award will be presented to the winner at the New England College Hockey Writers' Dinner in April.