Coyotes’ Nathan Hannon receives Grant Sheridan Scholarship


The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the MindRight for Athletes Society are pleased to announce that Osoyoos Coyotes captain Nathan Hannon has been named the recipient of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship.

Each year, the MindRight Society for Athletes awards the $1,500 scholarship, named in memory of the longtime Kelowna Chiefs owner and general manager, to one exceptional KIJHL student-athlete.
“I would like to congratulate Nathan on being the recipient of the 2022 Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship,” said Myles Mattila, founder of the MindRight Society for Athletes. “Nathan demonstrates great leadership attributes by being the captain of the Osoyoos Coyotes, volunteering in the community and graduating high school with a strong GPA. I believe Nathan is a great role model for his community and I wish him the best in his post-secondary endeavours.”
For Hannon, the scholarship will assist as he begins full-time studies at the University of Oregon this fall while playing for the ACHA Division I Ducks.

“Being selected as the recipient of this scholarship means a lot for sure,” says Hannon. “Since I can remember, my main goal has been going to a university or college to play hockey. Now that I am doing that next year, every little bit helps towards that. And I’m honoured to be chosen for a scholarship honouring Grant Sheridan after all he has done for the league.”

Among the things Hannon has done as a volunteer include helping with the Melville bottle and food drive, SOWINS donation collection, Gutsy Walk for Colitis and Crohn’s, Okanagan Kidney Walk and Penticton Secondary School (PSS) 10,000 Tonight.

In school, Hannon was always good with numbers and during his senior high school years at PSS he became interested in studying Engineering. When it came to researching his educational options, along with hockey, the University of Oregon and playing for the Ducks was the best fit.

“They have a great physics and engineering program there. On the hockey side of it, they have a new team moving onto Division I next year with a great coach,” he says.

Hannon is the third recipient of the Remembering Grant Sheridan Scholarship, joining Josh Wiens (Castlegar Rebels) in 2021 and Angus Amadio (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) in 2020.