Jan. 4, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame hockey defenseman Chris Trick (Sr., Troy, Mich.) has been selected as one of 18 nominees on the national level for the College Hockey Humanitarian Award. The award is presented every year to college hockey’s finest citizen for their contributions to society in all areas.
This is the 11th year for the award that will be presented at the NCAA Skills Competition on Friday, April 7, in Milwaukee, Wis., at the 2006 NCAA Frozen Four.
Trick is a senior alternate captain this season for the Irish. The veteran defenseman has played in 18 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.
Joining Trick on the list of 18 nominees for the Hockey Humanitarian Award are fellow CCHA players Eric Marvin of Western Michigan and Drew Miller of Michigan State. The remainder of the list includes: Janelle Armitage (Connecticut), Jessica Clermont (Niagara), Carlton Ellis (Suffolk University), Abbey Kaknes (Vermont), Eric Leroux (Princeton), Annice Mason (St. Michael’s College), David McKee (Cornell), Greg Moore (Maine), Meghan Mutrie (North Dakota), Mason Oakes (Lawrence University), Carrie Schroyer (Harvard), Jamie Sifers (Vermont), Jon Smyth (Colgate), Lindsay Williams (Clarkson) and Jason Wilson (Norwich).
The Hockey Humanitarian committee will narrow the list of 18 nominees to five finalists who will be announced on Friday, Jan. 20 with the winner presented at the NCAA Frozen Four in April. More information on the Hockey Humanitarian Award can be found at www.hockeyhumanitarian.org.