Nomination period now open for 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award

hhaThe Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation has announced that the nomination period for the 2017-2018 season is now open and nominations will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

The award is presented annually to college hockey’s “finest citizen” and seeks to recognize college hockey players, male or female, from Divisions I-III, who exhibit outstanding team leadership and contribute to local and/or global communities in the true humanitarian spirit.

A list of nominees will be announced in January. The award’s finalists will be announced in Feb. 2018.

“Since 1996, the foundation has welcomed a wide range of candidates who have led volunteer efforts that help children, the handicapped, the homeless and the disadvantaged, among many other deserving groups,” reads the announcement. “These student-athletes reaffirm each year that there are, throughout this and other college sports, young people who deserve notice for their extraordinary service.”

The award will be presented at the 2018 Frozen Four in conjunction with the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Nominating materials can be found on the foundation’s website.

The 2017 winner of the award was the St. Michael’s duo of Danny Divis and Justin McKenzie.

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