KIJHL Doug Birks Division Bursary Recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has selected 13 student-athletes and one game official who competed during the 2020-21 season to receive league bursaries, including three from the Doug Birks Division. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post secondary studies. The recipients were chosen from a large field of applicants based on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and/or quality of contribution as well as community participation and service.

Sicamous Eagles forward Philippe Lessard, a Edmonton, Alta. native graduated from Ecole Maurice-Lavaliee and has taken some courses through Athabasca University. He will attend the University of Jamestown to study biology for pre-medicine, while playing for the Jimmies.

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