The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society today announced the recipients of twenty-one scholarships totaling $32,000. The annual scholarships will be awarded to Junior hockey players, alumni, and on-ice officials throughout the remainder of the 2013-2014 season.
The Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society scholarship program has awarded $646,000 in scholarships since it began in the early 1980s.
Over 50 applications were received from Junior hockey players and officials across the province this year. Once again, the selection committee was impressed by the scholastic achievements and ambition of these young athletes.
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. Levi Ansell Bonnyville Pontiacs
2. Christopher Wray Drumheller Dragons
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.
Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society Scholarship
Sixteen players, alumni and game officials have been selected for a 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. Twelve of the recipients are from the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society Scholarship Recipients:
1. Chris Rebus On Ice Official
2. Jeremy Burns Brooks Bandits
3. Cory Kloss Brooks Bandits
4. Dustin Nickel Calgary Canucks
5. Cody Cartier Canmore Eagles
6. Dalyn Flette Camrose Kodiaks
7. Brayden Hopfe Camrose Kodiaks
8. Tyler Jewitt Camrose Kodiaks
9. Mitchell Board Fort McMurray Oil Barons
10. Mike Puddifant Fort McMurray Oil Barons
11. Jeff Barrett Okotoks Oilers
12. Dylan Hollman Spruce Grove Saints
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:
• John Stimson Brooks Bandits
Current Alberta Junior Hockey League players will be presented with their respective scholarships at an upcoming AJHL game in their home arena throughout the final months of the 2013-2014 season.
For a full list of scholarship recipients, click here.