Hockey Humanitarians

The list of nominees for the 2007 Hockey Humanitarian Award have been announced. The award, established in 1996 by John Greenhalgh and Jeff Millman goes each year to “College Hockey’s finest citizen” as a way to recognize the good work being done by hockey-playing student athletes. Men and women playing NCAA hockey from all Divisions are eligible. Buffalo State’s Rockey Reeves won the award in 2002, so far the only Division III men’s player to be a recipient.

Two Division III men are nominated this year (out of 13 total nominees). They are:

Don Jaeger, Senior, Fredonia – Jaeger is heavily involved in his community, leading or participating in everything from leaf raking to volunteering with the local youth hockey’s Learn to Skate Program.

Brian Soik, Senior, MSOE – Soik organizes a yearly “Toys for Tots” broomball tournament and does tutoring on top of keeping up with his own schoolwork.

Congratulations to both players. Finalists will be announced in the next week or so with the winner announced during the Frozen Four in St. Louis.