Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation announces list of 17 nominees for 2019 honors

A new version of the Humanitarian Award debuted in 2015. (Jim Rosvold)
A new version of the Humanitarian Award debuted in 2015 (photo: Jim Rosvold).

The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation announced on Thursday the 17 nominees for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen — a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.

Player's NameClassPositionSchool
Cam BeecySr.DNorwich
Devin BrosseauJr.FClarkson
Jake BunzSr.DWisconsin
Cal BurkeJr.FNotre Dame
Stevie DeForgeSr.FBabson
Vincent DesharnaisSr,DProvidence
Ian EdmondsonSr.DCanisius
Jessie EldridgeSr.FColgate
Ryan GaltSr.FOmaha
Nick KossoffSr.GLake Superior State
Annie PankowskiSr.FWisconsin
Tommy ParranSr.DOhio State
Jacyn ReevesSr.FOhio State
Samantha RidgewellSr.GMerrimack
Luke RiveraSr.FFredonia
Josh TevesSr.DPrinceton
James VarneyJr.FStonehill

One player – Rivera – is a repeat nominee.

Finalists for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced in February. The 2019 recipient will be honored in a ceremony on Friday, April 12th as part of Frozen Four weekend in Buffalo, N.Y.