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Past Scholarship Winners

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2017 Winners

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Savannah Campbell
Savannah Campbell of Elmira, meanwhile is a track and field athlete. Qualifying in the “Woolwich Community Open” category of the award, 18-year-old Campbell is heading to the University of Ottawa in the fall for her studies in biology, and she hopes to pursue research in the field afterwards.
Tyler Townsend
Tyler was awarded the scholarship in the Woolwich Minor Hockey category. Tyler is set to commence his studies in international business at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Jonathan Reinhart
For the recipient of the “Elmira Sugar Kings” category of the Dan Snyder Scholarship, Jonathan Reinhart, the award is a welcome boon for his university career. Reinhart is transferring out of Conestoga College to the University of Windsor in September for his second year in business and economics studies.

2016 Winners

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Kohli and Coulter both received the awards in the Elmira Sugar Kings category, while Moser’s was given for the Woolwich Minor Hockey category and Tuffnail’s was for the Woolwich Community Open category.

Cassandra Tuffnail
Tuffnail was an active student at EDSS during the past four years, from playing on numerous sports teams like rugby and field hockey, to helping organize events and raise funds through Youth in Action. She’s going to the University of Guelph to begin her bachelor of science in human kinetics.
Tyler Moser
Elmira District Secondary School grad Moser represented Canada in the World Junior U18 Ball Hockey Championships earlier this year where they brought home gold. He also played on the major midget Elmira Junior Sugar Kings team this season. He’s off to earn a double degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo in honours business administration and math.

Zac Coulter
Coulter played for the Sugar Kings for the past four seasons and was an assistant captain this season. He set Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League records for most games played and total points accumulated. He’ll suit up for the University of Waterloo Wolves men’s hockey team this fall, where he’ll be taking an honours in recreation and leisure studies.

Rob Kohli
Kohli  spent the past four seasons with the Elmira Sugar Kings and took on the role of captain for the 2015-16 season after one season as an assistant captain. He’s sticking close to home and heading to Conestoga College to study electrical engineering.

2015 Winners

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Marlow Schott
Marlowe Schott is an Elmira native who graduated from EDSS this past spring and is heading to the University of Guelph to study molecular biology and genetics.
Mitch Wright
As a Sugar King for four years, Mitch Wright was a key scorer in the club’s Cherrey Cup run last season. He moved on to play CIS hockey at Wilfrid Laurier University and is pursuing a degree in kinesiology.

Matthew Leger
Matthew Leger is a West Montrose native who attended EDSS and played in the Woolwich Minor Hockey system. He will be attending the commerce program at Queen’s University in Kingston this fall.

2014 Winners

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  • Matthew Schieck - Woolwich Community Open category
  • Connor Venier - Woolwich Minor Hockey category

2013 Winners

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  • Brady Campbell - Elmira Sugar Kings category
  • Trinda Crawford - Woolwich Community open category
  • Eric Hanley - Woolwich Minor Hockey category

2012 Winners
  • Andrew Smith - Elmira Sugar Kings category
  • Samantha Nosal - Woolwich Community open category

2011 Winners
Jared Parent
Jared Parent received the award in the Elmira Sugar Kings category. Jared helped the Sugar Kings win the Sutherland Cup championship in 2010-2011. He was named the team's top defensive players at the Kings' annual awards gala, and was also awarded the Midwestern Conference's Leory Jamieson Memorial Trophy, which recognizes a player's outstanding contributions to one team. Jared is in his third year studying business at the University of Waterloo.

Click here to watch Jared score a powerplay goal against the Wheatfield Jr. Blades in 2009.
Corin Metzger
Corin Metzger received the award in the "Woolwich Community Open" category. Corin participated in the inaugural U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships which took place at Brock University in July. Playing for the Canadian team, Corin helped the team to a fourth place finish.

Corin started to play wheelchair basketball at the early age of four through a local wheelchair sports program. Corin loves the sport and works hard to refine her on-court skills. Metzger begins her second year at Mohawk College in September where she is studying general arts. Click here to meet Corin via YouTube.

Robyn Beckett
Robyn Beckett received the award in the "Woolwich Community Open" category. Robyn was recognized as a winner due to her extensive involvement in community action and sports. As a student at Elmira District Secondary School, Robin was a member of the swim team and an avid cheerleader. Robyn starts her studies in the environmental and earth science program at McMaster University in the fall.

2010 Winners

2010 Recipients (L to R): Laura Burnett, Jeff Zippel, Caelen Rank

Jeff Zippel — Elmira Sugar Kings
Jeff Zippel of Elmira is the recipient of the Elmira Sugar Kings category.  In September Jeff will be attending the University of Toronto continuing his studies in Economics. Jeff will also be playing with the University of Toronto’s varsity men’s hockey program.
Caelen Rank — Woolwich Minor Hockey
Caelen Rank of Elmira was awarded the scholarship in the Woolwich Minor Hockey category. In September Caelen will be attending Queen’s University in Kingston in the Nursing Program. 
Laura Burnett — Woolwich Community Open
Laura Burnett of Heidelberg was awarded the scholarship in the Woolwich Community Open category.  In September Laura will be attending the University of Waterloo in the Kinesiology Program. In addition, at University Laura will be joining the women’s basketball team. 
2009 Winners
Brent Freeman — Elmira Sugar Kings
Brent was the Sugar Kings' star forward last season, scoring 30 goals and earning 46 assists in 50 games. Freeman has now graduated out of the Junior hockey system and is focusing on his studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he is starting his third year of kinesiology.

Mel Blake — Woolwich Community Open
Mel was an all-around athlete at EDSS, playing basketball, volleyball, slo-pitch, javelin and badminton. She received the school's senior female athlete of the year award, as well as an award recognizing an outstanding contribution to Lancer athletics over five years. Mel is studying biology on a javelin scholarship at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.



2008 Winners
Chad Hepburn — Elmira Sugar Kings
Chad is a resident of St. Jacobs and played for the Kings for over 2 years. He was a tem leader and a very enthusiastic supporter of team activities off the ice, such as the Hungryman Breakfast at the Legion and the Woolwich Community Services Christmas food drive. Chad was a very hard working forward and graduated from the Kings at the end of the 07-08 season. Chad is continuing his studies at Wilfred Laurier University in the Business Program.

Damien Parent — Woolwich Minor Hockey
Damien was nominated by his Midget hockey coaches for his enthusiasm and dedication to his team in Woolwich Minor Hockey. As an assistant captain, he led by example by never missing a practice and winning the team scoring title. Damien volunteers at Pinehaven Nursing Home and is a honour student. He will be attending the University of Waterloo this September for his first year in the Business Program.

Elizabeth Webb — Woolwich Community Open
Elizabeth was nominated by the Vice Principal at EDSS, who was also her soccer coach. Elizabeth's talent, enthusiasm, hard work, and sportsmanship made her a team leader on and off the field. Her positive attitude will help her attain her goal of becoming a chef when she attends George Brown College for her first semester this September in the Culinary Management Program.

2007 Winners
Brock Zinken — Elmira Sugar Kings
Brock is a resident of Linwood and was a member of the Elmira Sugar Kings for his entire four year Junior B career. During that time, he won a league scholarship and was named to the all star team twice. A hard working, dependable forward, Brock was also a good leader on and off the ice. Brock is a graduate of Conestoga College and is pursuing his Business Economics degree at the University of Windsor where he also hopes to play some hockey.

Brad Shantz — Woolwich Minor Hockey
Brad is a graduate of the Woolwich Minor Hockey system having played since Novice at the rep level. His leadership skills and passion made him a respected team mate and helped him become a better coach. Playing and coaching many different sports such as soccer, swimming and volleyball along with hockey, have made Brad an excellent role model for younger kids. He is an A student and is pursuing his bachelor of medical science degree at the University of Western Ontario. Brad hopes to be accepted to Med School and would like a career in paediatrics or sports medecine and someday return as a practitioner to Elmira.

Garrett Rank — Woolwich Community Open
Garrett was nominated by Steve Karn, his EDSS Physical Education teacher and coach. Garrett played minor hockey in Woolwich and started and finished his Jr. B career with the Kings. He has however turned many heads with his exceptional talent on the golf course. He played on the high school team and led them to the Central Western Ontario Finals each year he played.

Garrett is a gracious golfer who encourages his team mates and opponents to do their best. He has won numerous tournaments and in 2006, represented Canada the the Fife Matches in Scotland. Garrett is pursuing an economics degree in the Arts and Business Department at the University of Waterloo.

2006 Winners
  • Kyle Rank
  • Tyler Soehner
  • Pat Toronchuk
  • Matt Kueken (Owen Sound)
2005 Winners
  • Josh Ahier
  • Adam Toman
  • Ken Dunn
  • Grant Gibson (Owen Sound)
2004 Winners
  • Jeremy Machin
  • Steve Johnson
  • Marybeth Wideman
  • Bittany Smith (Owen Sound)

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