The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society are proud to announce the recipients of 39 scholarships totaling $55,000. Ten AJHL alumni and one AJHL game official are amongst this year's recipients. The annual scholarships are awarded to Junior hockey players, alumni, trainers, and on-ice officials.
The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society scholarship program has awarded $701,000 in scholarships since it began in 1983. Over 80 applications were received from Junior hockey players and officials across the Alberta this year.
Charles S. Noble Scholarship
The Charles S. Noble Scholarship is awarded to players and alumni taking full-time courses at post-secondary schools in Alberta. The scholarships are presented on behalf of the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund and the Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society Scholarship Program.
Charles S. Noble Scholarship Recipients:
1. Keon Collett – Edmonton Mustangs
2. Markus Wilson – Edmonton Mustangs
3. Fabio De Nardis – Edmonton Beverly Warriors
4. Katelyn Denschikoff – Thorsby Thunder
5. Keagan Gorda – Strathcona Bruins
6. Arjun Lotey – North Edmonton Red Wings
7. Spenser Sydor – North Edmonton Red Wings
8. Zachary Lang – Vegreville Rangers
9. Grayson Soprovich – Vegreville Rangers
Mark Goodkey Scholarship
The highest Charles S. Noble Scholarship is the Mark Goodkey Scholarship, which honours the late Fort Saskatchewan and University of Alberta Golden Bears defenceman.
Mark Goodkey Scholarship Recipient:
• Wyatt Murphy – Vegreville Rangers
The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society would like to acknowledge the Province of Alberta's Advanced Education Scholarship Program Department for their continued support in providing matching funds for the Charles S. Noble Scholarships.
Nickerson Family Scholarship
The Nickerson Family Scholarship is awarded to honour the wife of long-time Fort McMurray Oil Barons’ supporter Dr. Ken Nickerson.
Nickerson Family Scholarship Recipient:
• Derek Chudyk – Calgary Northstars
Al McDonald Memorial Scholarship
The Al McDonald Memorial Scholarship recognizes long-time Sherwood Park General Manager and Co-Owner Al McDonald.
Al McDonald Memorial Scholarship Recipient:
• Nolan Yaremchuk – Drayton Valley Thunder Alumnus*
Richard Warwick Memorial Scholarship
The Richard Warwick Memorial Scholarship is presented in honour of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons alumnus.
Richard Warwick Memorial Scholarship Recipient:
• Dallen Hall – Drayton Valley Thunder Alumnus*
Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society Scholarship
The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society Scholarships are awarded to players, game officials and therapists who distinguish themselves in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.
Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society Scholarship Recipients:
1. Jamie Johnson – Bonnyville Pontiacs Alumnus*
2. Jeremy Burns – Brooks Bandits Alumnus*
3. Cory Kloss – Brooks Bandits Alumnus*
4. Justin Morello – Drumheller Dragons Alumnus*
5. Christopher Wray – Drumheller Dragons Alumnus*
6. Rhys Hadfield – St. Albert Steel Alumnus*
7. Kenny Cameron – Spruce Grove Saints Alumnus*
8. Geoffrey Crisfield – Spruce Grove Saints Alumnus*
9. Mark MacDonald – Calgary NW Warriors
10. Patrick Rust – Calgary NW Warriors
11. Cole Walker – CNHA Canucks
12. Joshua Rose – Calgary Westwood Wolfpack
13. Mathew Bara – Edmonton Beverly Warriors
14. Mason Kenny – North Edmonton Red Wings
15. Taylor Lashyn – North Edmonton Red Wings
16. Ryan Harrison- St. Albert Merchants
17. Steven Minkler – Sherwood Park Knights
18. Kieran Purich – Sherwood Park Knights
19. Cole Saunders – Spruce Grove Regals
20. Gage Gorda – Strathcona Bruins
21. Cody Lunnin – Strathcona Bruins
22. Jordan Martin – Strathcona Bruins
23. Jared Golinowski – Vermilion Tigers
24. Deion Foster – On Ice Official – AJHL*
25. Liam MacIssac – On Ice Official
26. Jenn Onyschuk – Athletic Trainer / Therapist – Edmonton Royals