Jeff Hen­dricks Schol­ar­ship con­tin­ues to sup­port young hockey play­ers

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

One of t he most pres­ti­gious awards for the Drumheller Dragons is the Jeff Hen­dricks Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship, which has sup­ported young peo­ple in the com­mu­nity with ap­prox­i­mately $23,000.

The schol­ar­ship was founded in 2006. I ts pri­mary goal is to pro­vide a schol­ar­ship of $1,500 to a de serv­ing Drum heller Dragon. On Novem­ber 6, the Dragons held their an­nual Jeff Hen­dricks Me­mo­rial Game to hon­our them an, and to raise aware­ness and funds for the pro­gram.

Hen­dricks played for the 1980-1981 Drumheller Ju­nior A Fal­cons. In that sea­son, he was fifth in the league for points with 29 goals and 60 as­sists.

His pas­sion for the game con­tin­ued long af­ter his ten­ure with the Fal­con sand he also coached and scouted. He passed away in 2006.

To re­ceive this award, a player must show a real pas­sion and com­mit­ment to the game of hockey. The win­ner must be re­spected by his team­mates and bea leader on and off the ice. Most of all, the re­cip­i­ent of this award must pos­sess a love for his team­mates and a will­ing­ness to do any­thing for them.

Be­yond the Dragons schol­ar­ship, each year it funds a young player that at­tends the Dragons hockey school. It also pro­vided a schol­ar­ship for Christina Hodg­son who ex­celled on the ice as part of the Mount Royal Cougars.

Last sea­son Connor Boyd was the re­cip­i­ent of the Jeff Hen­dricks Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Connor Boyd ac­cepts the Jeff Hen­dricks Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship tro­phy from Hen­dricks’ daugh­ter Tara Devey, hus­band Cur­tis and daugh­ter Quinn.

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