Chris Trick (File Photo)

Chris Trick Selected As One Of Seven Finalists For College Hockey's Humanitarian Award

Jan. 20, 2006

(Minneapolis, Minn.) — Notre Dame senior defenseman Chris Trick (Troy, Mich.) has been selected as one of seven finalists for the 2006 Hockey Humanitarian Award the Hockey Humanitarian Foundation announced today. Trick and six others were selected by the Hockey Humanitarian Award Executive Committee from a group of 18 nominees. Each of the finalists has exhibited a strong commitment to their communities, their teams and their studies.

Joining Trick on the list of finalists are:

Janelle Armitage Sr. University of Connecticut
Eric Leroux Sr. Princeton
Drew Miller Jr. Michigan State
Mason Oakes Sr. Lawrence University
Jaime Sifers Sr. University of Vermont
Lindsay Williams Jr. Clarkson University

Trick is a senior alternate captain this season for the Irish. The veteran defenseman has played in 22 games for Notre Dame this season, recording three assists to date and is tied for the team lead with a +3 plus-minus rating. As part of his duties with the team as an alternate captain, Trick oversees the team’s community service projects.

Off the ice, Trick has been heavily involved with Notre Dame athletics community service programs since joining the team in 2002. The 21-year old Finance major has served as a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the past two years. His community service work has included speaking to elementary school students as part of the DARE Program. He has served as the team organizer the past two years for Notre Dame’s annual fall “Buddy Walk” to benefit the Michiana Downs Syndrome Society and the hockey team’s Robinson Center Kid’s Skate held each January. He has also participated in Notre Dame’s annual Christmas Party for local cancer patients and Christmas in April program.

Away from Notre Dame, Trick has been involved in his local community as a volunteer in Fraser, Mich., with the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association’s (MAHA) Great Lakes Sled Dogs, a local sled hockey program for hockey players with MS, Muscular Dystrophy and paraplegics. He has played on teams, worked as a coach and helped get various outside hockey organizations to donate equipment to the program.

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 7th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the 2006 NCAA Frozen Four.