Sam Fioretti capped his junior hockey career by collecting some hardware Saturday.
© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
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 on Wednesday.
The Moose Jaw Warriors captain was named the Canadian Hockey League's Humanitarian of the Year.
Charles-David Beaudoin from the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Scott Simmonds from the Belleville Bulls were also nominated.
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 Canadian Hockey League's Humanitarian of the Year award in 2011.
Fioretti won the WHL's Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy as the league's humanitarian of the year to earn the CHL nomination.
Fioretti scored 20 or more goals in three of his four seasons with the Warriors and finished with 200 career points in 269 regular season games. He also had 12 points in 20 playoff games.
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