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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Maine's Tanner House named LOWE'S Finalist

Ten NCAA® hockey student-athletes who excel both on and off the ice were selected as finalists today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in hockey. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The list of finalists follows this release. Maine’s Tanner House (Cochrane, Alberta) was named one of the 10 finalists. He is the lone Hockey East student-athlete to have been named a finalist.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 20 candidates announced in October. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website or on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through March 20. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner.

House is captain of the Black Bears. He has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points on the season.

Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner April 7 at the NCAA Frozen Four® in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

House and the Black Bears return to action on Friday, Feb. 4 when they travel to New Hampshire. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM and the game will be televised on NESN.


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