Former Express Jordan Soquila was among 10 winners of the RBC Scholarship across Canada.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday the 2010 RBC Junior A Scholarship winners. These annual scholarship awards provide financial assistance to players of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) for post-secondary education.
2010 RBC Junior A Scholarship winners:
British Columbia Hockey League – Jordan Soquila - Merritt Centennials
Alberta Junior Hockey League – Breyden DeCock – Drumheller Dragons
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League – Travis Janke – Notre Dame Hounds
Manitoba Junior Hockey League – Joe Caligiuri – Dauphin Kings
Superior International Junior Hockey League – Andrew Childs – K&A Wolverines
Ontario Junior A Hockey League – Paolo Alexandre Pianosi – Aurora Tigers
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League – Bronson Kovacs – Soo Thunderbirds
Central Junior Hockey League – Andrew Calof – Nepean Raiders
Ligue de hockey junior AAA du Québec – Etienne Archambault – College Francais de Longueuil
Maritime Junior A Hockey League – Samuel MacCormick – Bridgewater Lumberjacks
“RBC is pleased to continue helping provide opportunities for Junior A hockey players to further their education,” said Josh Epstein, manager of sponsorship and Olympic marketing for RBC. “This program provides scholarships based on players' outstanding academic accomplishments and extraordinary community service. We are proud to play a part in this and other important initiatives that develop well-rounded Canadian athletes.”
Players eligible for the RBC Junior A Scholarships must be Canadian citizens, on Canadian Junior A team rosters, and be registered or applying for full-time post-secondary studies. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, hockey achievement and community involvement.
The winner of the $5,000 national RBC Junior A Scholarship will be announced prior to the 2010 RBC Cup, which takes place May 1-9 in Dauphin, Man. The winner is selected for the award from a list of finalists by a national panel of Hockey Canada-appointed junior hockey representatives.