Fioretti nominated as WHL's humanitarian of the year

Matthew Gourlie
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Moose Jaw Warriors captain Sam Fioretti was named a finalist for the Western Hockey League's Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy as the league's humanitarian of the year.

Moose Jaw Warriors captain Sam Fioretti leads a group of students in a race from mat to mat in the gymnasium as part of the Warriors Workout at William Grayson Elementary School.

Joining Fioretti is the Western Conference nominee Mitch Topping from the Tri City Americans.

Fioretti was involved in the creation of two new community initiatives with the Warriors this season. The Warriors Workouts program saw him and other players go into schools to talk about fitness, health and nutrition. Another program partnered with the Moose Jaw Police Service to go into schools to talk about one of three subjects: bullying, drugs and alcohol or cyber bullying.

Former Warriors captain Spencer Edwards won the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy in 2010-11 and went on to win the Canadian Hockey League's Humanitarian of the Year award.

Other award finalists were: Derrick Pouliot (Portland) and Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert) for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as defenceman of the year, Nikita Scherbak (Saskatoon) and Nick Merkley (Kelowna) for the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, Tristan Jarry (Edmonton) and Jordon Cooke (Kelowna) for the Del Wilson Trophy as goaltender of the year, Sam Reinhart (Kootenay) and Mitch Holmberg (Spokane) for the Brad Hornung Trophy as the league's most sportsmanlike player, Nelson Nogier (Saskatoon) and Dominic Turgeon (Portland) Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy as the league's scholastic player of the year and Shaun Clouston (Medicine Hat) and Dave Lowry (Victoria) for the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy as the coach of the year.

Organizations: Tri City Americans.Fioretti, Moose Jaw Police Service, Canadian Hockey League Prince Albert

Geographic location: Portland, Saskatoon, Kelowna Edmonton Medicine Hat Victoria

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