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Five Phantoms’ Alumni Named 2017 Hobey Baker Nominees

By KS, 02/01/17, 10:45AM EST


YOUNGSTOWN – Five alumni of the Youngstown Phantoms have been selected as nominees for the 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

Phantoms alumni in the running for the award as follows: Cam Brown, University of Maine (Phantoms 2012-2013); Austin Cangelosi, Boston College (Phantoms 2011-2013); Maxim Letunov, University of Connecticut (Phantoms 2013-2015); Kiefer Sherwood, Miami University (Phantoms 2013-2015); and Tyler Sheehy, University of Minnesota (Phantoms 2014-15).

The nominations were based on the top three players selected by the Sports Information Directors from Division 1 colleges and universities, according to

“The United States Hockey League and the Youngstown Phantoms place a great emphasis on moving players to the next level of Division 1 Collegiate Hockey,” said General Manager Jason Koehler.  “It’s always gratifying to see our alumni nominated for highly-regarded awards after leaving our organization.”

Sixty-five percent of current Phantoms are committed to Division 1 schools including Harvard, Yale, Boston College, Ohio State University, Michigan State, and many more.

To vote for one of our alumni for the Hobey Baker Fan Vote award, visit