Minnesota Hockey Magazine

McIntyre named “Hobey Hat Trick” finalist

North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre makes a save against St. Cloud State in the 2015 NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals at Target Center in Minneapolis. (MHM Photo / Jeff Wegge)

Thief River Falls product leads nation in wins 

North Dakota junior goaltender Zane McIntyre of Thief River Falls, Minn. has been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2015 Hobey Baker Memorial Award given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. The winner among McIntyre and fellow finalists Jack Eichel of Boston University and Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey will be announced Friday, April 10, 2015 from Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass. during the NCAA Frozen Four.

McIntyre was also previously named one of five national finalists for the 2015 Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in NCAA Division I men’s hockey.

Already North Dakota’s all-time leader in career goals against average and save percentage, McIntyre started all but one of his team’s 41 games this season in compiling a 29-9-3 record and leading UND to a second straight Frozen Four. His 29 wins lead the nation while his 2.00 goals against average and .931 save percentage rank 11th and 6th, respectively.

The sixth round selection (No. 165 overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft was named First Team NCHC and Goalie of the Year and was a finalist for Player of the Year honors as well. McIntyre has devoted more than 40 hours of community service time to various organizations, including Special Olympics, Grand Forks Youth Hockey Association, Westside Elementary, Thief River Falls Elementary and more.