Hockey With a Heart

Spring 2014

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Senior finance major, Joe Rogers, a goaltender for the Notre Dame Hockey team, was one of 18 nominees for the prestigious BNY Mellon Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award, which will be presented at the Frozen Four in April.

The Hockey Humanitarian Award is presented annually to college hockey’s “finest citizen” and seeks to recognize college hockey players, male or female, who contribute to local and/or global communities in a true humanitarian spirit. Rogers, who was born with an underdeveloped right hand that keeps him from being able to close his catching glove, has become a role model for kids with disabilities who want to play sports, especially hockey.

He volunteers with local sled hockey team River City Sled Rovers and the Irish Youth Hockey League. During the 2012-13 season, Rogers got involved with Hockey Saves, an organization that started near Fort Benning, Ga., that provides members of the military with funding and equipment to play hockey. He now is a member of the group’s board of directors.

Rogers served an internship with Credit Suisse in New York in summer 2013, and accepted a position as a full-time trader after commencement.