Varney Nominated for 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award

Varney is the first nominee from Stonehill to be nominated


Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation nominee release 

EASTON, Mass. (January 10, 2018) – Stonehill College men's ice hockey junior forward James Varney has been nominated for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award, as announced by the foundation on Thursday.

The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation announced 17 nominees for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award, with Varney being the first candidate from Stonehill College. The group of nominees includes 15 seniors and two juniors, with 13 male candidates - Varney the only one from a Division II hockey program – and four female applicants.

This award is presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen – a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team by also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.

Varney is a three-year member of the hockey team and is currently the President of the Stonehill Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). He was appointed this past summer as the Co-Vice Chair of the newly formed Northeast-10 Conference SAAC. The junior is the Northeast Regional Fellow for Team IMPACT, an On-Campus Ambassador for Make-A-Wish, a member of Stonehill's Internal Leadership Board, the vice president of the Stonehill Bio Pre-Medical Club, and in the Stonehill College Army R.O.T.C.

Finalists for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced in February. The 2019 recipient will be honored in a ceremony on Friday, April 12 as part of the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four weekend in Buffalo, New York.

Stonehill (4-8-0, 1-4-0 NE10) travels to Manchester, New Hampshire to play Saint Anselm College (8-8-1, 3-1-0 NE10) in two games of the three-game series. The first game, with a puck drop of 7:00 p.m., is on Friday, January 11, while the second follows on Saturday, January 12 at 4:00 p.m. at Sullivan Arena.

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