Men’s Ice Hockey Candidates Announced for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award
January 13, 2017Download in PDF format
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January 13, 2017) – Fifteen of the top NCAA® men’s ice hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as candidates today for the 2016-17 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 15 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Frozen Final Four® in April.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Hockey 2016-17 Candidates
|Gavin Bayreuther||Defense||St. Lawrence University|
|Will Butcher||Defense||U. of Denver|
|Max French||Center||Bentley University|
|Parker Gahagen||Goalie||U.S. Military Academy|
|David Goodwin||Forward||Penn State University|
|Brendan Harms||Forward||Bemidji State University|
|Johnny Hrabovsky||Defense||U.S. Air Force Academy|
|Brock Maschmeyer||Defense||Northern Michigan|
|Chad McDonald||Forward||Ferris State University|
|Nick Schilkey||Forward||Ohio State|
|John Stevens||Center||Northeastern University|
|Eric Sweetman||Defense||St. Lawrence University|
|James de Haas||Defense||Clarkson University|