Hockey Saskatchewan Announces 2022-23 Education Assistance Grant Recipients



By Hockey Saskatchewan

REGINA, Sask. Assisting coaches, officials and players in their pursuit of higher education is a goal where Hockey Saskatchewan continues to make strides.

Hockey Saskatchewan is pleased to announce on Oct. 27, 2023, that a total of sixteen (16) registered members have been selected for its Education Assistance Grants from the 2022-23 season.

The game of hockey provides many teachable moments and some equally valuable life lessons within the rink. In addition to these on-ice experiences, Hockey Saskatchewan recognizes the importance of a strong educational foundation and bestows academic scholarships to members who meet the application criteria.

The following people were awarded 2022-23 Education Assistance Program Scholarships:




Zone 1

Cooper Walbaum


Zone 2

Kendra Wagman


Zone 3

Hailey Spence


Zone 4

Jaylynn Kesig


Zone 5

Edward Knittig


Zone 6

Alyson Hockley


Zone 7

Ryan Taylor


Zone 8

Jeiden Painter

Prince Albert

Female U18 AAA

Taylor Enns

Carrot River

Female U18 AAA

Jacquelyne Chief


Female U18 AAA

Julianne Girardin



Keeley Martens


Junior B or C

Jacob King

Moose Jaw





Barrett Fleck



Kienna Schlosser



Makayla Hood

Carrot River

Hockey Saskatchewan received a total of 48 applications for these scholarships this past season, an increase from the previous year’s 30.

The Education Assistance Program aims to award twenty-one (21) $1,000.00 Scholarships annually to registered members as follows:

  • 8 - Regional zone members (player, coach or official)
  • 7 - Female Under-18 AAA registered players
  • 1 - Female Junior registered player
  • 1 - Junior B or Junior C player
  • 1 - Senior player
  • 1 - Saskatchewan Officiating Development Model
  • 2 - Registered officials

Selected coaches, officials and players must attend a Saskatchewan-based university, affiliate college or Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Recipients are only eligible to receive the grant once.

The grant will be paid upon proof of enrolment. The proof of enrolment will be in the form of receipts from the educational institution the recipient is attending. The payment, which is to be applied to tuition and the purchase of textbooks, will be made directly to the applicant.

This past season serves as the 34th year of the Education Assistance Program. Established on a Saskatchewan-wide basis in 1990-91, over 400 scholarships have been awarded, representing an investment of over $404,000 by Hockey Saskatchewan. The Hockey Saskatchewan Scholarship Fund was created from a surplus received from the 1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship held in Saskatchewan.

CLICK HERE for more details about applicant criteria about the 2023-24 season and school year. Each applicant will be required to fill out and return an application form (obtained from the link above) on or before August 31st of the hockey season.

Congratulations to all Scholarship recipients for their hard work – both in the classroom and on the ice!

Shaping Character for Life… More Than a Game.


Hockey Saskatchewan was established in 1912 and is the governing body for organized hockey in the Province of Saskatchewan. With a mission to Lead, Develop and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences, Hockey Saskatchewan encourages competition at all levels – from recreational to high performance. Hockey Saskatchewan has grown through the years and is Saskatchewan’s largest sports organization with over 40,000 members comprised of players, coaches, and officials. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram.

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