Dan Colleran | February 2, 2017
Junior forward Anders Bjork has been selected as one of the five finalist for the 2017 Hockey Humanitarian award, which is presented annually to college finest citizen for leadership in community service.
Bjork was announced as one of 15 nominees for the award on Jan. 19 and then on Feb. 2, the committee announced the five finalists including, Bjork, Collin Delia (Merrimack), Danny Divis and Justin McKenzie (St. Michael’s), David Goodwin (Penn State) and Mike Nervick (Quinnipiac).
The 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient will be recognized in a ceremony on Friday, April 7, at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Frozen Four, which is being hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the Chicago Sports Commission at the United Center in Chicago.
Heading into this weekend’s series against Vermont, Bjork has a team-best 38 points on 16 goals and 22 assists in 26 games this season. His 38 points rank fifth in Hockey East and eighth in the country, while his five game-winning goals are tied for the NCAA lead. He is averaging 1.46 points-per game, which ranks fifth in Hockey East and eighth in the country.
But Bjork’s efforts off the ice have made even more of a difference, especially just a few blocks south of campus at the Perley Fine Arts Academy in South Bend.