WHL Scholarship Recipients, 2017-18 Academic Year
The Western Hockey League announced a total of 364 WHL graduate players to date have been awarded WHL Scholarships for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. The WHL Scholarships awarded represent the highest total for the fall academic season in WHL history. Administered by the WHL Office, the scholarships are solely funded by the member Clubs of the WHL. This season, WHL Clubs will contribute in excess of $2.5 million to graduates utilizing the WHL Scholarship. Every player who plays in the WHL is eligible to receive the WHL Scholarship. For every season a player plays in the WHL, they receive a guaranteed, full-year WHL Scholarship including tuition, textbooks and compulsory fees to a post-secondary institution of their choice. The WHL Scholarship is a fully-guaranteed academic scholarship with no requirement to play university hockey to qualify, and the student-athlete can apply the funding to any post-secondary or career-enhancing program of his choice, including trades schools and professional career training programs.
In addition, current WHL players also receive financial assistance for enrolling post-secondary classes while playing in the WHL, many of whom are taking online courses through Athabasca University. The WHL and Athabasca University have partnered to offer, through online and other distance education platforms, fully-accredited university courses to any WHL player interested in further pursuing post-secondary studies while playing in the WHL.
Full funded by WHL member Clubs, all players currently playing in the WHL are encouraged to enroll in post-secondary courses. The financial assistance received for post-secondary studies while playing does not impact on the WHL Scholarship benefits a WHL player is entitled to upon graduating from the League.
The following is a list of WHL Warrior graduate players who have been awarded WHL scholarships for the 20172018 academic year and the post-secondary institutions they currently are attending. The recipients are listed in order of Name – Home Town – Club Responsible for WHL Scholarship.
Canadian Universities, Western Canada
(**) Currently playing hockey in the Canada West Conference of U Sports or the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) or the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB: Zach Sawchenko – Calgary, AB – Moose Jaw **
University of Calgary – Calgary, AB: Kirk Johnson – Red Deer, AB – Moose Jaw; Josh Uhrich – Rosetown, SK – Moose Jaw **
University of Lethbridge – Lethbridge, AB: Dallas Valentine – Red Deer, AB – Moose Jaw **; Torrin White – Balzac, AB – Moose Jaw ** University of Manitoba – Winnipeg, MB: Justin Paulic – Thompson, MB – Moose Jaw **
University of Regina – Regina, SK: Tyler Bell – Regina, SK – Moose Jaw; Ben Dupperault – Wilcox, SK – Moose Jaw **; Carter Hansen – Craven, SK – Moose Jaw ** University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK: Reid Jackson – Weyburn, SK – Moose Jaw; Andrew Johnson – Saskatoon, SK – Moose Jaw **; Kendall McFaull – Rosetown, SK – Moose Jaw **; Daniel Wapple – Saskatoon, SK – Moose Jaw; Miles Warkentine – Prince Albert, SK – Moose Jaw
Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC: Brandon Del Grosso – Burnaby, BC – Moose Jaw
Trinity Western University – Langley, BC: Brandon Potomak – Aldergrove, BC – Moose Jaw **
Canadian Universities, Eastern Canada
(**) Currently playing hockey in the Ontario University Athletic Conference or Atlantic University Sport Conference of U Sports
Acadia University – Wolfville, NS: Sam Fioretti – Calgary, AB – Moose Jaw **
Canadian Colleges and other
(**) Currently playing hockey in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC)
Lethbridge College – Lethbridge, AB: Jordan Wyton – Lethbridge, AB – Moose Jaw
NAIT – Edmonton, AB: Ethan Lazaro – St. Albert, AB – Moose Jaw; Mackenzie Royer – Spruce Grove, AB – Moose Jaw
SAIT Polytechnic – Calgary, AB: Colton McCarthy – Salmon Arm, BC – Moose Jaw **
Miami University, of Ohio – Oxford, OH: Christos Zinis – Broomfield, CO – Moose Jaw
Washington State University – Pullman, WA: Tyler Brown – East Olympia, WA – Moose Jaw