The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society are proud to announce the recipients of $58,000 in scholarships for the 2015-2016 season. The annual scholarships are awarded to Junior hockey players, alumni, trainers, and on-ice officials. Twelve AJHL alumni and one AJHL linesman are amongst this year's recipients as listed below.
The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society scholarship program has awarded $759,000 in scholarships since it began in 1983.
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. Lukas Biensch – Spruce Grove Saints*
2. Brett Njaa – Camrose Kodiaks*
3. Dakota Zaharichuk – Drumheller Dragons*
The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society would like to acknowledge the Province of Alberta's student Aid Department for their support in providing matching funds for the Charles S. Noble Scholarships.
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:
• Redford Swan – Bonnyville Pontiacs*
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. Jeremy Gordon – Canmore Eagles*
2. Jeremy Burns – Brooks Bandits*
3. Kenny Cameron – Spruce Grove Saints*
4. Jordan Revie – Canmore Eagles*
5. Stephen Shmoorkoff – Sherwood Park Crusaders*
6. Curtis Skip – Drumheller Dragons*
7. Dylan Thudium – Whitecourt Wolverines*
8. Evan Warmington – Bonnyville Pontiacs*
9. Lucas Hudec – AJHL Linesman*