The Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey Program and the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce the creation of an annual bursary that will benefit players embarking on a university education following the conclusion of their junior hockey careers. The bursary, initially set at $1000, will be awarded for the first time to one KIJHL graduate at the conclusion of the 2009/10 hockey season.
The SFU Men’s Ice Hockey roster currently includes three KIJHL graduates. Goaltender Justin Mulholland and winger Patrik Martin each played with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks prior to joining Junior A clubs, while Sergei Dobrianski competed with the Castlegar Rebels before winning a Cyclone Taylor Cup with the PIJHL’s Grandview Steelers.
“The SFU Men’s Ice Hockey program is very excited about the opportunity to further our ties with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and its member teams,” General Manager Jeff Dubois says. “The KIJHL is a premier organization in the development of high-calibre student athletes, as we’ve experienced firsthand drawing from the league in recent seasons.”
“We hope that this bursary will encourage many of the league’s graduating players to explore Simon Fraser University as an option for their post-secondary studies, and help ease the burden of the costs associated with a university education.”
The application period for the 2010 SFU/KIJHL Bursary is now open and runs through April 30, 2010. The Application Package is now available for download through the SFU Men’s Ice Hockey and Kootenay International Junior Hockey League websites (sfuhockey.com and kijhl.ca) .
The bursary will be awarded based on a player’s demonstrated academic and athletic abilities and the recipient will be selected no later than June 30, 2010.
Application form for this bursary and other KIJHL scholarships can be found here