Foley named a finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award

BOSTON -- Senior captain Patrick Foley (Milton, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team has been named one of five finalists for the 2004 College Hockey Humanitarian Award as announced on Thursday afternoon.

Foley, who was also nominated for the 2003 College Hockey Humanitarian Award, is the first player in UNH hockey history to be named a finalist. He will be recognized for this honor at a home game later this season.

The award, now in its ninth year, is presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen as one who exhibits strong commitments to their community, team and academic study.

The other four finalists are Dan Boeser (Wisconsin-Madison), Chanda Gunn (Northeastern University), Derek Nisula (Babson College) and Mark Persick (Canisium College).

Past winners of the Humanitarian Award were: Sam Paolini, Rocky Ray Reeves, Jason Cupp, James Leger, Kristine Pierce, Erik Raygor, Blake Sloan and J.P. McKersie.

The award will be presented at the Frozen Four in Boston on Friday, April 9th at Faneuil Hall at 2 p.m.

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