Men’s ice hockey candidates announced for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award

November 14, 2012


OVERLAND PARK, KS – Twenty NCAA® men’s ice hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as candidates today for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate hockey. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The 2012-13 candidate class includes six candidates who have cumulative grade point averages above 3.5. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four® in Pittsburgh April 11 and 13.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. ?

DI Hockey 2012-13 Candidates

Name Position School
Nick Bailen Defense Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Brett Beebe Forward Western Michigan
Danny Biega Defense Harvard
Kyle Bonis Left Wing Ferris State
Stephen Carew Forward Air Force
Nick D’Agostino Defense Cornell
Kyle Flanagan Center St. Lawrence
Alex Gerke Defense Connecticut
Ben Hanowski Forward St. Cloud State
Connor Hardowa Defense New Hampshire
Seth Helgeson Defense Minnesota
Adam Henderson Center Alaska
Brendan Jamison Defense Robert Morris
Mike Johnson Goaltender Notre Dame
Dan Koudys Forward Bentley
Ryan Little Forward Wisconsin
Mark Nemec Defense Maine
Brandon Nunn Forward Holy Cross
Cheyne Rocha Defense Army
Steven Spinell Defense Miami (Ohio)