Seven Finalists Named for Hockey Humanitarian Award
The Hockey Humanitarian Foundation has named
seven finalists for the 2006 Hockey Humanitarian Award.
The finalists, listed in alphabetical
Janelle Armitage, Sr., Connecticut
Eric Leroux, Sr., Princeton
Drew Miller, Jr., Michigan State
Mason Oakes, Sr., Lawrence University
Jaime Sifers, Sr., Vermont
Chris Trick, Sr., Notre Dame
Lindsay Williams, Jr., Clarkson
The finalists were selected by the Hockey Humanitarian
Award Executive Committee from a group of 18 nominees. Each
of the finalists have exhibited a strong commitment to their
communities, their teams and their studies. Among the highlights
of their many humanitarian endeavors:
Janelle Armitage organized a winter coat and
clothing drive, organized a team effort to purchase gifts
for teen home and organized a fund drive to aid an arena employee
whose home was burned down.
Eric Leroux spent 10 weeks in Kenya working
with the Foundation for Sustainable Development and six weeks
in Ecuador working in a community malaria clinic. At Princeton
he founded a team initiative named PUCK (Providing Underprivileged
Communities and Kids) and the Princeton World Health Initiative.
Drew Miller created the Spartan Buddy Program
which sends students to visit children with severe or terminal
illnesses. Miller is a Pen Pal to a local elementary classroom
and has worked with the Children’s Miracle Network,
Teams For Toys and the Special Olympics.
Mason Oakes works with multiple Boys and Girls
Clubs and is very involved in the Appleton, Wisconsin community
including food drives and volunteering at retirement homes.
Jaime Sifers is the team liaison with the Jarred
Williams Foundation which helps families with a chronically
ill child, helped raise $20,000 to improve the lives of children,
women and families at risk as well as working with the King
Street Youth Center.
Chris Trick oversees the community service activities
of the Irish hockey team and organized the “Buddy Walk”
in addition to organizing the Robinson Center Kid’s
Lindsay Williams oversees the weekly community
service efforts of the Clarkson women’s hockey team
and works with the Helping Hands for less fortunate families.
Williams has raised money for holiday dinners and organized
the “Skate With The Knights”.
For more detailed information on the community
service and humanitarian deeds of the 2006 finalists, visit
The 11th recipient of the Hockey Humanitarian
Award will be selected from this group of finalists and named
in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Hobey Baker Award
and NCAA Skills Competition on Friday, April 7, in Milwaukee,
Wisc., at the 2006 NCAA Frozen Four.