Blues’ alumni Heisinger nominated for the 2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award

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