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BCHL AND CANUCKS ALUMNI ANNOUNCE 10 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

BURNABY, B.C. – The BCHL along with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni are proud to announce a new set of scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 season.

Since 1987, the BCHL and the Canucks Alumni have provided scholarships to players who have graduated from the BCHL with the goal of continuing their academic careers. The recipients of the scholarships are determined by a selection committee from the BCHL and are based on the individual’s academics, hockey and community service.

This year’s recipients are awarded a $2,500 scholarship to a post-secondary institution.

The winners are:

  • Riley Brandt – Grant MacEwan University (Vernon Vipers – 176GP)
  • Parker Colley – Marian College (Prince George Spruce Kings/Nanaimo Clippers – 171GP)
  • Braedon Fleming – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Langley Rivermen – 157GP)
  • Devin Leduc – Royal Military College (Langley Rivermen/Powell River Kings – 155GP)
  • Jeremy Lucchini – York University (Trail Smoke Eaters – 175GP)
  • Brady Lynn – Ontario Tech University (Nanaimo Clippers/Cowichan Valley Capitals – 178GP)
  • Ryan Novecosky – University of Saskatchewan (Alberni Valley Bulldogs/West Kelowna Warriors – 110GP)
  • Connor Russell – Brock University (Penticton Vees/Cowichan Valley Capitals, Prince George Spruce Kings – 157GP)
  • Cameron Thompson – Dalhousie University (Victoria Grizzlies – 160GP)
  • Zach Zorn – Concordia University (Merritt Centennials – 156GP)

“Education is one of our league’s key pillars,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “With that in mind, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize some of our former players and help them achieve their educational goals. Congrats to all the scholarship recipients. We can’t wait to see what you do next on and off the ice.”

The Canucks Alumni have been providing scholarships to former BCHL players for the past 34 years.

“The Vancouver Canuck Alumni congratulate this year’s BCHL scholarship recipients and wish them the best of luck as they pursue their athletic and academic goals,” said Alumni Scholarship Chair John Grisdale. “We are proud of our long academic award partnership history with the BCHL and look forward to continuing it in the future.”

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Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. Last year alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada.