Senior Camil Blanchet Named Finalist For Hockey Humanitarian Award

Senior Camil Blanchet Named Finalist For Hockey Humanitarian Award

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior Camil Blanchet (Swanzey, N.H.) has been named as one of five finalists for the 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented annually to college hockey's finest citizen — 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.

In addition to being a forward on the ice for the Polar Bears over the last four years, Camil Blanchet has been an exemplary member of the Bowdoin community. The McKeen Common Good Center representative to the Bowdoin Student Government, he is responsible for all communications with the student body. He has taken the initiative on numerous service efforts including the hockey team's recent Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser Game, a fundraiser in conjunction with the football team for the American Cancer Society, and arranging 24 volunteers to assist with the "Race the Runway" half-marathon, a local road race that benefits numerous organizations, including Veterans No Boundaries and Coastal Humane Society. Blanchet has also been a point person for the "Breaking the Bubble" initiative on campus, where he recruited 25 student-athletes to participate in community service leadership training. A graduate of Deerfield Academy, Blanchet is an Academic All-NESCAC honoree majoring in Neuroscience.

The 23rd recipient of the award will be announced Friday, April 6 as part of the 2018 Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minn. Additionally, the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation will make a donation to the charity most important to each of the five finalists. These donations are made possible with the generous support of the award's partners and donors. The complete list of finalists is available here.