The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation announced the 18 finalists for the annual Hockey Humanitarian Awardthis afternoon. The award, presented along with the Hobey Baker at the Frozen Four, aims to recognize a student-athlete whose contributions both on and off the ice make him/her an outstanding role model.
The award is open to both men's and women's players across all three division of NCAA ice hockey.
Here are this year's finalists:
Wade Bennett, Sophomore, University of Denver
Amanda Colin, Senior, Quinnipiac University
Nic Dowd, Senior, St. Cloud State University
Kelsie Fralick, Junior, Connecticut College
Alyssa Gagliardi, Senior, Cornell University
Jordan Heywood*, Senior, Merrimack College
Cole Ikkala, Senior, Union College
Andy Iles, Senior, Cornell University
Ashley Johnston, Senior, Union College
Mark MacMillan, Junior, University of North Dakota
Brandi Pollock, Senior, Robert Morris University
Danielle Rancourt, Senior, University of Vermont
Joe Rogers, Senior, University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Reppucci*, Senior, College of the Holy Cross
Mike Santee, Senior, Army
Jocelyn Simpson, Senior, Colgate University
Max Smith, Sophomore, Concordia College
Kelly Wallace, Senior, Northeastern University
It's a tremendous honor for all 18 of these players just to be nominated, and they all deserve to be recognized for their efforts.