Hockey Humanitarian Nominees Announced

The Hockey Humanitarian Award, presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, has announced 22 nominees for the 2008 award, presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen.

The nominees, listed in alphabetical order, are Ryan Adler Jr. Hobart College; William Bruce Sr. Williams College; Ethan Cox So. Colgate University; Jeff DeFrancesca Sr. University of Wisconsin-Stout; Adam Dekker Sr. Utica College; Missy Elumba Jr. Northeastern University; Mike Forgie Sr. Wayne State University; Jody Heywood Jr. Ohio State University; Trevor Hyatt Jr. University of Alaska Fairbanks; Ashley King Sr. Wayne State University; Marty Mjellei Sr. St. Cloud State University; Caralyn Quan Sr. Williams College; Trudy Reyns Jr. Quinnipiac University; Bobbi Ross Sr. University of Minnesota; Billy Ryan Sr. University of Maine; Cal St. Denis Sr. College of the Holy Cross; Topher Scott Sr. Cornell University; Courtney Sekevitch Sr. University of St. Thomas; Jason Usher Sr. University of Wisconsin — River Falls; Laura Vannelli Sr. Gustavus Adophus College; Dan VeNard Sr. University of Notre Dame; and Dagney Willey Jr. University of Minnesota.

Finalists for the award will be announced on the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation website at on January 28. The 13th recipient of the Hockey Humanitarian Award will be selected from the group of finalists and named in a ceremony held in conjunction with the NCAA Skills Competition and the Hobey Baker Memorial Award on Friday, April 11th at the Pepsi Center in Denver during the 2008 NCAA Frozen Four.

About BNY Mellon: BNY Mellon Wealth Management is among the nation’s leading wealth managers, with more than two centuries of experience in providing investment management, wealth and estate planning, and private banking and finance services to financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, charitable gift programs, and endowments and foundations. It ranks as one of the top 10 U.S. wealth managers with approximately $170 billion in private client assets and an expansive network of more than 80 offices globally.

More information on the history of the award, the 2008 schedule of events and a list of past nominees, finalists and recipients can be found at