January 29, 2015
Former Winnipeg Blues’ Jake Heisinger is one of 15 college players nominated for the prestigious Hockey Humanitarian Award. In total, six of the 15 nominees played in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The winner will be announced next month.
The award, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, recognizes a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team, but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.
Heisinger, who hails from Winnipeg, is a sophomore at Curry College. He was nominated for his work in organizing the First Annual Curry College Teddy Bear Toss to benefit children at the Dana Farber Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.
“I am very proud of Jake’s contribution to the Milton and Boston communities through his efforts in making the Teddy Bear Toss such a successful event,” said Curry head coach TJ Manastersky . “This is another strong example of what our hockey program is all about. We want to be leaders on campus and in the community by striving to win games, do great work in the classroom, and develop as citizens.”
Heisinger, who won Curry’s rookie of the year award, sits second in team scoring this year with 17 points (5-12) in 16 games.
2015 CJHL Alumni Hockey Humanitarian Award Nominees are:
Tyler Brickler Sr. F Geneseo BCHL
Sebastien Gingras Jr. D Union CCHL
Jake Heisinger So. F Curry MJHL
Zach Hyman Sr. F Michigan OJHL
Mark MacMillan Sr. F North Dakota BCHL
Joel Rumpel Sr. G Wisconsin BCHL