Shamanski Named Finalist For 2013-14 Men's Hockey Senior Class Award

    Steven Shamanski scored his second career short-handed goal this season.

    Steven Shamanski scored his second career short-handed goal this season.

    Nov. 7, 2013


    Providence College senior defenseman Steven Shamanski (Carberry, Manitoba) has been named one of 20 finalists for the 2014 men’s hockey Senior Class Award it was announced on Thursday morning (Nov. 7).

    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.

    From the list of 20 candidates, a national media committee will select ten finalists in February. Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

    A 2012 Honorable Mention All-Hockey East selection, Shamanski has been a steadying force on the Friar blue line. He has played in all 38 of Providence’s games the past two seasons, leading the Friars to back-to-back Hockey East semifinal appearances. As a junior he posted a career-high 12 assists and 14 points as Providence’s leading scorer among defensemen.

    A co-captain as a senior, Shamanski has played in 99 consecutive games for the Friars. He has two goals and two assists this season for four points.

    In the classroom, Shamanski is majoring in accountancy and carries a 3.62 GPA. In the spring of 2013, Shamanski was inducted into Providence College’s Chi Alpha Sigma chapter – reserved for juniors or seniors who earn varsity letters while maintain a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. Shamanski was named to the Dean’s List in the spring of 2011 and the spring 2013. He is also a three-time Hockey East All-Academic Team member.

    Shamanski serves as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for the men’s hockey team and has helped spearhead several community service initiatives over the past few seasons including the Friars adding Kevin Rich to the team through Team IMPACT, holding an outdoor youth hockey clinic in downtown Providence and taking part in Reading Week at local schools.



    Shamanski and the Friars continue Hockey East play with a home-and-home series this weekend against Merrimack. The series will open on the road for Providence as they play a game on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. The series will conclude on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Schneider Arena. Puck drop for game two is also slated for 7:00 p.m. and the game will be televised live on COXSports on OSN.

    2013-14 Men's Hockey Senior Class Finalists

    Mac Bennett, Michigan

    Cole Ikkala, Union (N.Y.)

    Jack Berger, Princeton

    Andy Iles, Cornell

    Sam Brittain, Denver

    Stephen Johns, Notre Dame

    Greg Carey, St. Lawrence

    Nick Jones, Mercyhurst

    Scott Czarnowczan, Ferris State

    Dennis Robertson, Brown

    Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State

    Kevin Ryan, Niagara

    Kyle Gibbons, Canisius

    Steven Shamanski, Providence

    Kevin Goumas, New Hampshire

    Dillon Simpson, North Dakota

    Jordan Heywood, Merrimack

    Ryan Walters, Nebraska-Omaha

    Brock Higgs, Rensselaer Polytechnic

    Matt Zarbo, Clarkson