Men’s ice hockey candidates announced for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award

January 21, 2015

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January 21, 2015) – Twenty 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 2014-15 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 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, 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 2015 NCAA Men’s Frozen Final Four® in April.

Hockey 2014-15 Candidates

Name Position School
Daniel Ciampini Forward Union College (NY)
Austin Czarnik Forward Miami University (OH)
Chad Demers Forward Air Force Academy
Tanner Fritz Forward The Ohio State University
Spiro Goulakos Defense Colgate
Zach Hyman Forward University of Michigan
Tanner Kero Forward Michigan Technological University
Adam Krause Right Wing University of Minnesota Duluth
Matt Lorito Forward Brown University
Mark MacMillan Forward University of North Dakota
Nick Mattson Defense University of North Dakota
Ross Mauermann Forward Providence College
CJ Motte Goaltender Ferris State University
Mike Paliotta Defenseman Vermont
Andrew Prochno Defense St. Cloud State University
Kyle Rau Forward University of Minnesota
Peter Schneider Right Wing University of Notre Dame
Clay Witt Goaltender Northeastern
Cody Wydo Forward Robert Morris University
Oleg Yevenko Defenseman Massachusetts