Former Ice players take advantage of WHL scholarships

WHL hands out 301 scholarships for new academic year to graduates who are attending post-secondary school.

Eleven Kootenay Ice alumni have taken advantage of WHL scholarships, as the league announced on Wednesday that 301 WHL grads are utilizing their post-secondary benefits this academic year.

“The WHL takes great pride in providing our graduate players with the most comprehensive hockey scholarship program available in North America today,” said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, in a press release.

“The WHL scholarship provides the flexibility for our graduate players to enrol in any university, college, technical school or any other post-secondary career enhancing program of their choice.”

The scholarships are administered centrally by the WHL office in Calgary, and funded solely through member clubs. Roughly $2 million in scholarship funds will be utilized by graduates this year.

While no former Ice players are attending the College of the Rockies, a Victoria Royals alumnus is studying at the Cranbrook campus.

Kootenay Ice graduates utilizing WHL scholarships this year:

I. Canadian Universities, Western Canada

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Andrew Bailey     Hazlet, SK    Kootenay

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Ian Barteaux    Ft. Saskatchewan, AB    Kootenay

University of Calgary – Calgary, AB

Eric Frere    Trochu, AB    Kootenay

Jesse Ismond    Kindersley, SK    Kootenay

Kris Lazaruk    Edmonton, AB    Kootenay

Kevin King    Calgary, AB    Kootenay

University of Lethbridge – Lethbridge, AB

Cason Machacek    Lethbridge, AB    Kootenay

Hayden Rintoul    Calgary, AB    Kootenay

University of British Columbia, – Vancouver, BC

Joe Antilla    Madeira Park, B.C.     Kootenay

II. Canadian Universities, Eastern Canada

St. Mary’s University – Halifax, NS

Michael Stickland    Red Deer, AB    Kootenay

III. Canadian Colleges and other

NAIT – Edmonton, AB

Steele Boomer    Edmonton, AB    Kootenay

Professional Medical Associates – St. Albert, AB

Steele Boomer    Edmonton, AB    Kootenay

College of the Rockies – Cranbrook, B.C.

Randy McNaught    Nanaimo, B.C.     Victoria

 

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