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Awards - Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually to BC Hockey registered members to give recognition to those who develop their academic career aspirations while at the same time nourishing their interest in hockey. Monetary awards vary from $500 to $2,000.  

To be eligible for a BC Hockey scholarship, an individual in his or her graduating year of high school and must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service.


Excellence and Extraordinary Scholarship

BC Hockey's most prestigious scholarship is awarded based on outstanding achievements both on the ice and in the classroom.

Season Name Association/Team Hometown
2017-2018 Lewis Arnold North Vancouver North Vancouver
2017-2018 Anya Leverman Williams Lake 100 Mile House
2016-2017 Laine Grace Thompson-Okanagan Lakers (FMAAA) Vernon
2016-2017 Madelyn Huston Meadow Ridge Maple Ridge
2015-2016 Kadrian Klimchuk Castlegar Castlegar
2015-2016 Spencer Richardson South Delta Delta
2014-2015 Kevin Makasoff Kelowna Kelowna
2014-2015 Tyler Yan Richmond Richmond
2013-2014 Jacob Dolinar Revelstoke Grizzlies (KIJHL) Armstrong
2013-2014 Adrianna Johnson 100 Mile House 100 Mile House
2012-2013 Shalisa Haggard Pacific Ravens (FMAAA) Langford
2012-2013 Kristyn Zoschke Pacific Steelers (JWHL) Coquitlam
2011-2012 Tamara Louis Richmond Female Richmond
2011-2012 Tony Yang Richmond Richmond

Bruce Allison Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of the late Bruce Allison of Richmond. Allison was BC Hockey’s 26th president. He was instrumental in establishing and pursuing scholarship opportunities for members of BC Hockey and advocated the pursuit of educational goals through hockey excellence.

Season Name Association/Team Hometown
2017-2018 Kayla Waldbillig Thompson-Okanagan Lakers (FMAAA) West Kelowna

Jeff Butler Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of the late Jeff Butler who was fatally injured during a Junior A game in September 1985.  Jeff was a dedicated young man with rare qualities of character and determination.

Season Name Association/Team Hometown
2017-2018 Nicholas Lee BWC Academy U18 Prep Burnaby

Ted Hargreaves Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of the late Ted Hargreaves of Nelson who was an integral part of hockey development and coaching. He also combined his passion for hockey with his artistic abilities, illustrating instructional manuals for Hockey Canada. This award was first presented in 2005-2006.

Season Name Association/Team Hometown
2017-2018 Nicole Vavrukh Richmond Female Richmond

Stirling Award Scholarship

B.F Lorenzetti is the insurance provider for Hockey Canada and its Branches. One of their objectives is to assist in the funding of young athletes and officials.  In an effort to honor the contributions of long serving BFL colleague and friend Jim Stirling, BFL Canada has decided to change the name of the BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Scholarship program to the Jim Stirling Scholarship Program donated by BFL Canada.

Season Name Association/Team Hometown
2017-2018 Rebekah Ferguson Kamloops North Vancouver
2016-2017 Katya Leverman Williams Lake 100 Mile House
2015-2016 Robert Young Fort St. John Charlie Lake
2014-2015 Tyrell Buckley Okanagan Hockey Academy Penticton
2012-2013 Cole MacDonald Port Moody Port Moody
2011-2012 Jesse Sidaway Juan de Fuca Victoria
2010-2011 Carissa Rix Kamloops Kamloops

BC Hockey Staff Scholarship

Funded by the staff of BC Hockey, one (1) scholarship is awarded each season. 

Season Name Association/Team Hometown
2017-2018 Ellie Gartrell Kamloops Kamloops
2016-2017 Brendan Murray Ridge Meadows Pitt Meadows
2015-2016 Cassandra Penhold Hazelton Hazelton
2014-2015 Michael Addy Alberni Valley Port Alberni
2013-2014 Eric Matteucci Greater Trail Fruitvale
2012-2013 Carson Clegg Chilliwack Rosedale
2011-2012 Trevor Pickett Vernon Vernon
2011-2012 Liam Ross Semiahmoo Surrey
2010-2011 Harveer Takhar Surrey Surrey

BC Hockey District Scholarships

BC Hockey Scholarships are awarded to recognize and enhance the opportunities presented when furthering one’s education. District Scholarships are awarded to players from each of BC Hockey’s eight (8) Districts: Lower Mainland (2), Okanagan (2), Vancouver Island (2), East Kootenay (1), West Kootenay (1), North Central (1), North East/Yukon (1), North West (1)

District Name Association/Team Hometown
Lower Mainland Will Dow-Kenny Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (MML) Abbotsford
Emma Hall Greater Vancouver Comets (FMAAA) Maple Ridge
Okanagan Alexander Jansen Central Zone     Midget Tier 1 Kelowna
Sage Pavlovich Kamloops Kamloops
Vancouver Island William King Nanaimo Nanaimo
Andre Sutter Oceanside Generals (VIJHL) Courtenay
North Central Tyler Braaten Prince George Prince George
North East/Yukon Aiden Craig-Steele Fort St. John Fort St. John
North West Myah Bowal Toronto Leaside  Terrace
East Kootenay Jacob Beranek Elk Valley Elkford
West Kootenay Aiden Jenner Beaver Valley Nite Hawks (KIJHL) Castlegar

BC Hockey Officiating Scholarships

Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) Level 2 – 6 Officials are eligible for BC Hockey Officiating Scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to BC Hockey officials who best combine the qualifications listed on the application form. The Officiating Committee will determine the number and amount of scholarships each season. BC Hockey wants to recognize officials who develop their academic career aspirations, at the same time growing their interest in officiating.

Name Association
Ryan Devries Alberni Valley
Issac McDonald Alberni Valley
Kayla Poppy Lillooet
Samuel Toews Cloverdale
Danika Unger Surrey Female
Matthew Yorston West Kootenay


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