Hockey Humanitarian Award Finalists Announced
student athletes, including three Division I men's players, have
been selected as finalists for the 2005 Hockey Humanitarian Award.
listed in alphabetical order, are:
Gillian Gallagher; Quinnipiac University
John Ostapyk; Dartmouth College
Mark Persick; Canisius College
Peter Trovato; University of Massachusetts
Two of this year's finalists were nominees in 2004. Persick, who
last year organized a sponsorship of a six-year-old girl in Somalia,
while Trovato founded the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund which
honors the sacrifices of the state's soldiers in the war on terrorism.
The others are first-time finalists. Carlson traveled to Mexico
during the summer of 2004 and volunteered building a church and
running a vacation bible school. Gallagher often spends Saturdays
building homes for Habitat for Humanity and is also involved with
Support a Soldier in Iraq. Ostapyk spends time at the Carter Community
Building in Lebanon, N.H., where he has become a role model to underprivileged
recipient of the Hockey Humanitarian Award will be selected from
the group of finalists and named in a ceremony held in conjunction
with the Hobey Baker Memorial Award on Friday, April 8 in Columbus,
Ohio, during the 2005 NCAA Frozen Four.