Senior hockey captain Brian Fraser received the Hobey Baker High School Character Award during a ceremony held April 7 at the TD Garden in Boston.
He is the second player in the Vineyard program to earn the award, which was established in 2003 by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation. The foundation is best known for its annual award given to the top college player in the country in memory of Hobey Baker, one of the premier amateur hockey players of the sport's early days.
The high school award is based on character, and is highly regarded by varsity head coach Matt Mincone, who has nominated just two players in the history of the Vineyard program: Stephen Greenberg in 2007, and Fraser.
Fraser, a four-year varsity player, has been a crucial part of the Vineyard offense during his career, working through the offseason to finetune his skills. An honors student and Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star, he also closed out this season as the team's top goal scorer, with 33 goals, and was 15th in the state of Massachusets in total points (33 goals, 17 assists).