Amsterdam High School senior Philip Hans was selected by the varsity ice hockey coaches as this year’s Holby Baker award winner. The Hobey Baker High School Character Award honors high school hockey players who exemplify the Hobey Baker ideal that “Character Builds Excellence. Candidates are selected by their coaches based on positive attitude, coachability, sportsmanship, academic achievement and community spirit. The award is now offered in 20 states and has nearly 1,000 winners each high school hockey season. Hans plays on the Mohawks hockey team which is a merger of students from AHS, Albany, Schenectady and Niskayana.