WEST KELOWNA – The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has selected 13 student-athletes and one game official, who competed during the 2020-21 season to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post secondary studies. The KIJHL is proud to announce that Golden’s Adam Archibald is the official bursary recipient.
The recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and/or quality of contribution as well as community participation and service.
“I am honoured to receive this bursary and super happy I was chosen as one of the recipients,” says Archibald, a graduate of Golden Secondary School. “This bursary shows that hard work pays off and the work I have done throughout my high school education is working in my favour. It is important to work hard at whatever you do and strive to be your best so that you can have more opportunities down the road.”
Archibald looks to earn a degree in Kinesiology and education to become a gym instructor while pursuing his goal of becoming an NHL referee. Archibald has been an official for the past six years and has officiated KIJHL games for the past three seasons. Archibald began officiating when he was 12 from the encouragement of friends.
“I have made my way up the ranks in the Eddie Mountain Division and hope to continue my success going forward as I move away from home and try to have more opportunities in our league,” says Archibald. “I love the game of hockey and enjoy watching as a fan, student and an official. I love being a part of the game and getting to know the players at all levels and learning new things. I find that through hockey, I have developed amazing relationships with lots of people who have become some of my best friends.”
Archibald has given back to his community by getting involved with the Interact Club of Golden, Golden Minor Soccer Association, Purcell Mountain Orchestra and the Snow King’s MasqueParade.