UMD’s Gabbie Hughes named top 5 Hockey Humanitarian finalist

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University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey captain Gabbie Hughes is now a two-time Hockey Humanitarian Award finalist.

Thursday she was named a top five finalist for the 28th annual award for the second season in a row.

Awarded to college hockey’s “finest citizen” Hughes is being recognized for her work with Sophie’s Squad.

The graduate student is a co-founder of the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting mental health awareness for athletes.

As of February 10, 2023, $277,696 has been raised for the organization

The award winner will be announced April 7 as part of the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four.

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