The Hockey Humanitarian Award is presented annually to college hockey’s “finest citizen” and seeks to recognize college hockey players, male or female, who contribute to local and/or global communities in a true humanitarian spirit.
Each year the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation receives nominations from many college varsity hockey programs in Divisions I – III. The committee then reviews the achievements of this group of distinguished nominees. All are young adults who understand that leadership in community service is not so much an obligation as it is a privilege as well as an opportunity to enrich the lives they serve and, in doing so, enrich their own. Since 1996 we have had the pleasure of learning more about a wide range of candidates which have included team captains, campus leaders and volunteers helping children, the handicapped, the homeless, and the disadvantaged. These student-athletes reaffirm each year that there are, throughout this and other college sports, young people who deserve notice for reasons that ultimately are far more important than mere personal athletic statistics or won-lost records.
The Humanitarian Award will be presented at the Men’s Frozen Four in conjunction with the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in Chicago on April 7, 2017. A list of nominees will be announced in January followed by a list of finalists. All finalists will be interviewed in-person or via Skype.
We look forward to hearing from you and to another year of honoring such a worthy group of individuals.