MADISON – Eight students have been nominated for the second Jeff Sauer Award, which will be presented annually to recognize good high school hockey players being great people.
The nominees include four boys and four girls from throughout Wisconsin.
The annual award hopes to encourage community service among girls and boys high school hockey players in the state of Wisconsin.
Shane Ryan, a goalie from Madison Edgewood, was the first recipient. The award is named after the legendary former University of Wisconsin coach and hockey ambassador Jeff Sauer, who passed away in February, 2017.
The Coach Sauer Foundation, which sponsors the award, was very impressed with all the nominated candidates and their stories of student-athletes who deserve notice for reasons that ultimately are more important than mere personal statistics.
Tony Granato, who played for Sauer and is currently the coach of the Badgers, will present the Jeff Sauer Award Feb. 27 on the eve of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state hockey tournament.
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