Nominations now being sought for 2020 Hockey Humanitarian Award, an honor presented to college hockey’s ‘finest citizen’

 (Jim Rosvold)
Wisconsin’s Jake Bunz was named the winner of the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award during last year’s Frozen Four in Buffalo (photo: Jim Rosvold).

The Hockey Humanitarian Award is presented annually to college hockey’s “finest citizen” and seeks to recognize college hockey players, male or female, who contribute to local and/or global communities in a true humanitarian spirit.

Each year, the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation receives many submissions from SIDs and hockey coaches across men’s and women’s Divisions I and Division III varsity programs. The committee then reviews the achievements of this group of nominees.

Since 1996, a wide range of candidates, including team captains, role players and campus leaders – have led volunteer efforts that help children, the handicapped, the homeless and the disadvantaged. These student-athletes reaffirm each year that there are, throughout this and other college sports, young people who deserve notice for reasons that ultimately are far more important than mere personal athletic statistics or won-lost records.

The Hockey Humanitarian Award will be presented at the men’s Frozen Four in conjunction with the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in Detroit on Friday, April 10.

A list of nominees will be announced in January followed by a list of finalists. All finalists will be interviewed in person or via Skype.

To submit a nomination, visit the HHA website by Dec. 20, 2019.