On February 5th, 2017, the Lloydminster Bobcats handed out scholarship cheques of $1,000 to the inaugural recipient class of the RBC Cup Legacy Scholarship.
The honourees were:
Kolten Anderson: Anderson grew up in Lloydminster and was a long-time member of the local hockey system, spending time with the Bantam AAA Heat, Midget AAA Bobcats, Junior 'A' Bobcats, and Junior 'B' Bandits. Kolten is currently in his third year of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
Ryne Atkinson: Atkinson is another Lloydminster native, and played local hockey up until 2015-16 when he completed his minor hockey eligibility as a member of hte Pacific Zone Champion Midget AAA Bobcats. Ryne is currently completing his Grade 12 at LCHS, and has been accepted to the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, and Queens University for Engineering.
Kimberly Hughes: Hughes graduated from LCHS in 2015, and is a product of the Lloydminster Minor Hockey Association including time with the Bantam AAA Ice Cats and the Midget AAA Steelers. Kimberly is currently in her second year at Morrisville State College (Morrisville, NY), where she competes with the NCAA Division III Mustangs hockey team and is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion.
Austin Hunter: Hunter played his minor hockey in his hometown of Lloydminster before moving to Spruce Grove to play for the AJHL’s Saints, completing his high school education at LCHS. After completing his junior career with the Saints in the spring of 2016, Austin enrolled at Red Deer College where he currently competes with the RDC Kings hockey team in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and studies Business.
Zac Giroux: After growing up and playing his minor hockey in Airdrie, Alberta, Giroux moved to Lloydminster to become a member of the Junior A Bobcats in 2014. Zac was a valuable member of the team for two seasons, including the RBC Cup run in 2016, and has opted to begin his education this year at the University of Alberta where he is ultimately planning to work towards a Master’s Degree in Physical Rehabilitation Medicine or Medicine.
November 16, 2016 - A brand new scholarship fund of approximately $60,000, intended to help alumni of Lloydminster Minor Hockey and the Lloydminster Bobcats, has been created with a portion of the proceeds of the 2016 RBC Cup.
A maximum of five scholarships will be distributed annually beginning this year, with the inaugural application deadline coming up on December 15th, 2016. It is expected that the scholarship will last at least twelve years, helping Lloydminster Minor Hockey and Lloydminster Jr. A Bobcats alumni who choose to pursue post-secondary education.
“Thanks to the tremendous support of the community, the 2016 RBC Cup left behind proceeds that have given us the opportunity to create a lasting legacy,” said Bryan Morrison, Co-Chair of the 2016 RBC Cup Host Committee. “With this scholarship fund being open not only to former Bobcats players, but anybody who has been registered with Lloydminster Minor Hockey, the event will continue to have a positive impact for years down the road.”
The annual recipients must meet the following criteria:
• All applicants must have been carded by the Lloydminster Jr. A Bobcats and/or played within the Lloydminster Minor Hockey Association.
• All applicants must be registered or applying to a post-secondary institution.
• All applicants must complete application in full.
• All applicants must include a current academic post-secondary and high school transcript with their application.
• No applicant can win the scholarship more than once.
A selection committee has been created, consisting of Scott Lumbard, the long-time Education Director of the Lloydminster Bobcats, a representative of the Lloydminster RBC Branch, and a member of the Lloydminster Bobcats organization. Up to five scholarship recipients will be selected annually at the discretion of the committee.
To apply, fill out the Scholarship Application and submit as follows:
Mail: Lloydminster Bobcats, PO Box 1122, Lloydminster, SK, S9V 1E9
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