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Tanner House

University of Maine


Tanner House has an impressive resume in the classroom. He has a 3.8 GPA in finance. In 2010, House was named the recipient of the University of Maine M Club’s Dean Smith Award, presented annually to the top male and female student-athlete at Maine. The award is normally awarded to seniors, but House won as a junior. House is a three-time Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner. He has also been named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll in each of his three seasons. In addition, House was named to the Hockey East Academic All-Star Team in 2008. House has also been named to the Dean’s List in each of his years at Maine. He is also a member of SPIFFY, a student investment group. In addition, he has been inducted into the business honors society.


House is a rare two-year captain of the Black Bears. It is very unusual for a junior to be named the lone captain of the Maine men’s ice hockey team. He is also a member of the University of Maine Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, where he promotes effective communication between the athletic administration and the student-athletes.


House is highly involved in University of Maine community service activities. He is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Through SAAC, he has volunteered with local youth at the Bangor YMCA during their Healthy Kids Day. He supervised children at a Kids Night Out, where local children participate in games, and arts and crafts for an evening. He has also helped in Toys for Tots, an annual toy drive to provide underprivileged children toys at Christmas time. House has hosted a group from the Maine Center for Integrated Rehab each season, giving them a tour of Alfond Arena and answering their questions. He has participated in the Kids Zone at the halftime of Maine football games, where children at the game come and play games and talk to current Maine student-athletes. He also participates in sled hockey games each year, where the Maine team will play against a local team of paraplegics. House also participates in various clinics throughout the state of Maine, teaching hockey to local youth.


House has had an outstanding career on the ice for the Black Bears. As a junior, House finished third on the team in scoring with 18 goals and 21 assists for 39 points. He had 10 power play goals, which ranked tied for 13th in the nation. House tallied a goal in each of Maine’s final four games of the 2010 season, including Maine’s Hockey East semifinal game against defending national champion Boston University. He also notched a goal in the Hockey East title game against eventual national champion Boston College. House led the Black Bears, who were selected to finish eighth in the 2009 Hockey East preseason poll, to a third place finish in the Hockey East regular-season standings and a national rank of 12th in the nation late last season.