May 24, 2008 - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) - Moncton Wildcats
Moncton Wildcats team captain, Chris Morehouse, was named the Canadian Hockey League\'s Humanitarian of the Year Saturday afternoon at the annual awards gala. Morehouse was previously named the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League\'s Humanitarian of the Year at the Golden Puck Awards April 2nd in Montreal.
"I\'m just thrilled for Chris, he did an absolutely tremendous job in the community while he was a member of the Wildcats. It is richly deserved and as an organization, we are extremely proud of Chris," said Danny Flynn, head coach and director of hockey operations of the Moncton Wildcats. "I have been involved in Junior Hockey on and off for 20 years in both the OHL and QMJHL and I\'ve never seen a player give so much of his free time back to the community. He is a tremendous choice by the CHL."
During his three years as a Wildcat Morehouse was active in community events, often taking initiative to develop a personal bond with people and communities. Most notably Morehouse partnered with the Progress Club of Greater Moncton to organize a program for under privileged youth to attend hockey games. Morehouse also organized an auction for an 11 year old fan with Cerebral Palsy and his single mother. The $15, 000 proceeds went towards a new wheelchair and retrofit their home to better accommodate a wheelchair.
Morehouse is the first Wildcat to be nominated for the CHL humanitarian award. The last QMJHL player to win the CHL award was Simon Gamache of the Val-d\'Or Foreurs eight years ago.
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