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Ryan Mulder Nominated for 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award

Ryan Mulder Nominated for 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award

2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award Nominees

Castleton men's hockey senior co-captain Ryan Mulder has been selected as one of 11 nominees for the 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award, announced Tuesday by the HHA Foundation. 

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. The 11 nominees consist of men and women across the country from NCAA Divisions I-III. Finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced in February.

Alongside being named co-captain for the 2018 Spartan men's hockey squad, Mulder has volunteered his time at Castleton as the club president for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, helping peers with whatever they are going through. He also served as an intern for FCA Hockey and traveled the United States to teach kids the fundamentals and skills of hockey. Mulder is currently running a video call for FCA this season with 20 junior hockey players, offering them a chance to talk about the ups and downs of their seasons.

In the past, Mulder has worked with Right to Play on campus, Rutland Amateur Hockey Association (RAHA), the learn to skate program, Rutland High School, and plans to help Rutland High School goaltenders in the future. Although Mulder honors being named Valedictorian in high school and highlighting his collegiate career as co-captain in 2017-18, he is most proud of leading by example and helping others any way that he can. 

On the ice, Mulder is already Castleton's all-time saves leader with 1,850 saves, ranks first all-time in save percentage (.909), and sits second all-time in wins with 30. The Ottawa, Ontario native has made 70 starts between the pipes over his four-year career with the Spartans.