Tim Breslin Scholarship and Awards
Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award Fan Vote
Fans, it’s time to choose who you think should be the winner of the 2017-18 Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award!
The Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award recognizes the Wolves player who best typifies Breslin’s on-ice spirit and team-first attitude.
Breslin, one of the first three players signed by the franchise, passed away on Feb. 9, 2005, due to complications from appendiceal cancer, which is a malignancy of the appendix. The Addison native and Driscoll Catholic High School graduate played five seasons with the team and was a member of the 1998 Turner Cup Championship squad.
This year’s candidates were nominated by the Wolves coaching staff: defensemen Kevin Lough, Jake Bischoff and Chris Casto and forward T.J. Tynan.
Voting ends on Monday, March 19, at noon.
The winner will be honored prior to the Wolves game on Saturday, April 7, vs. Milwaukee.
How to apply
To apply for the Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship, please fill out the application completely and mail to the included address. All applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 2, 2018.
The winner will be recognized prior to the Chicago Wolves game on Saturday, April 7.
Questions? Please contact the Chicago Wolves COmmunity Relations Dept. at (847) 832-1953
2016-17 TIM BRESLIN UNSUNG HERO AWARD WINNER
Chicago Wolves rookie forward Bryce Gervais was presented with the 2017 Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award prior to the April 2 game against Charlotte at Allstate Arena. The honor recognizes the Wolves player who best exemplifies Breslin’s on-ice spirit, team-first attitude and community involvement.
Breslin, one of the first three players signed by the Wolves after the franchise was formed in 1994, passed away on Feb. 9, 2005, due to complications from appendiceal cancer. The Addison, Illinois, native and Driscoll Catholic High School graduate produced 37 goals and 82 assists during his five seasons with the Wolves and helped the team earn the 1998 Turner Cup Championship. Breslin’s family, including his widow, Jami, and their children, Shane, Paige and Chase, participated in the on-ice ceremony for Gervais.
“Bryce is a real good team player,” said Wolves head coach Craig Berube. “He’s there for the team night-in and night-out. He’s an important guy for us. He brings a lot of energy, a great attitude and great effort all the time.”
The 25-year-old from Battleford, Saskatchewan, has produced 12 goals, 7 assists and a +14 plus/minus rating through April 2 this season while serving as a stalwart on the penalty kill, displaying a selfless attitude and volunteering extensively in the community.
Wolves fans determined the 2017 Breslin Award winner as they cast votes on ChicagoWolves.com for the candidates nominated by the Wolves coaching staff: forward Andrew Agozzino, Gervais, defenseman Reid McNeill and forward Scooter Vaughan. Gervais joined Andre Benoit (2016), Brent Regner (2014 and 2015), Bill Sweatt (2013), Mark Matheson (2012), Jaime Sifers (2011), Matt Anderson (2010), Steve Martins (2009), Brian Sipotz (2008), Brian Fahey (2007), Kevin Doell (2006) and Tim Wedderburn (2005) as the players who have earned the honor.
“I was very humbled,” Gervais said. “We’ve got 24 guys in this locker room who could have won that award. I’m very proud to win an award with Tim Breslin’s name on it.”
2016-17 Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship Recipient
The Chicago Wolves recognized Byron High School senior Maddisen Nelson, who received the Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship designed to help a college-bound student who has overcome a hardship. Nelson was 7 years old when her mother passed away, yet she stepped forward to help raise her two younger brothers. She will receive a $7,500 grant to help her pursuit of degrees in Business Administration and Public Relations at Monmouth College. She aspires to become a foster parent.