MONTREAL – For the third straight year the Montreal Canadiens Scholarship Program and the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence teamed up to reward young players for their scholastic achievements and on-ice performances. In 2008, the Montreal Canadiens announced a $100,000 investment over three years to support the initiatives of Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence and create a support program to benefit the most promising young players in both women’s and men’s hockey.
During a ceremony at the Bell Centre prior to the game between the Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, General Manager Bob Gainey awarded a $1,000 to 28 young hockey players, including eight scholarships to players between 15 and 18 years old who are members of the Quebec Women’s Hockey Team and who are aiming for a selection on the Canadian Women’s National Team. The remaining 20 scholarships were handed out to young hockey currently playing in the Midget AAA League.
“As a professional sports franchise, it is our duty to support the development of hockey and to encourage up and coming players. The future of professional hockey starts with young people enjoying their favourite sport all throughout the province. It is our responsibility to provide them with the resources for them to succeed. I congratulate all recipients for their achievements and wish them the best for the remainder of their hockey season,” said Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey.
“The Foundation is very pleased to support our young hockey players at this stage of their young careers through the Montreal Canadiens Scholarship Program. This initiative plays a key role in promoting role models for young hockey players in Québec,” indicated Foundation President Claude Chagnon.
The 2010 recipients were selected based on their on-ice performances and scholastic achievements at the high school or collegiate (CEGEP) levels. The Montreal Canadiens Scholarship Program is managed by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence in partnership with the Hockey Québec and the Midget AAA Hockey League. Sylvain Lalonde, Executive Director of Hockey Québec, and Midget AAA President Claude Gauthier are very satisfied and grateful for the support of the Montreal Canadiens over the last three years and the work of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. “The Montreal Canadiens Sponsorship Program is a natural tie-in with our organization and it further emphasizes our objectives in developing individuals through their sporting performances and academic achievements,” added MM. Lalonde and Gauthier.
THE 28 RECIPIENTS OF THE 2010 MONTREAL CANADIENS
($1,000 scholarship to each of the 28 recipients)
|NAME ||AGE ||RESIDENCE ||TEAM |
|Mélodie DAOUST ||18 ||Salaberry-de-Valleyfield ||Lynx du Collège Édouard-Montpetit |
|Gabrielle DAVIDSON ||16 ||Pointe-Claire ||Élites du Lac St-Louis |
|Emily DAVIES ||15 ||Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue ||Élites du Lac St-Louis |
|Abbey FRASER ||15 ||Hudson ||Panthers de Lakeshore |
|Laurie KINGSBURY ||17 ||Salaberry-de-Valleyfield ||Patriotes de St-Laurent |
|Christine LAMBERT ||17 ||Thetford Mines ||Mavericks/Académie de hockey de l’Ontario |
|Laurie-Anne MÉNARD ||17 ||Chicoutimi ||Dawson College Blues |
|Cassandra POUDRIER ||17 ||Terrebonne ||Pionnières de Lanaudière |
|Alec Jon BANVILLE ||15 ||St-Majorique ||Cantonniers de Magog |
|Mathieu BOUDREAU ||16 ||St-Joseph du Lac ||Vikings de St-Eustache |
|Marc-Olivier BROUILLARD ||16 ||Mont St-Hilaire ||Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard |
|Félix CHAMBERLAND ||16 ||Lévis ||Commandeurs de Lévis |
|Luca CIAMPINI ||15 ||La Salle ||Patriotes de Châteauguay |
|Jordan CÔTÉ ||16 ||Plessiville ||Estacades de Trois-Rivières |
|Nicolas DIONNE ||17 ||Amos ||Forestiers d’Amos |
|Jérémie FRASER ||15 ||Gatineau ||Intrépide de Gatineau |
|Frédéric GAMELIN ||15 ||St-Polycarpe ||Patriotes de Châteauguay |
|Carl HOZJAN ||16 ||Terrebonne ||Forestiers d’Amos |
|Mathieu LAVERDURE ||16 ||St-Charles-Borromée ||Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin |
|Alexandre LECLERC ||15 ||St-Augustin ||Blizzard du Séminaire St-François |
|Julien LEDUC ||15 ||Valleyfield ||Patriotes de Châteauguay |
|Louick MARCOTTE ||16 ||Longueuil ||Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne |
|Michael MATHESON ||15 ||Pointe-Claire ||Lions du Lac St-Louis |
|Jeffrey NOONAN ||17 ||Laval ||Rousseau Royal Laval Montréal |
|Dominic POULIN ||16 ||Ancienne-Lorette ||Blizzard du Séminaire St-François |
|Victor PROVENCHER ||16 ||St-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu ||Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne |
|Samuel ROUSSY ||16 ||Paspébiac Hope ||Albatros du Collège Notre-Dame |
|François TREMBLAY ||15 ||Sept-Iles ||Élites de Jonquière |