Academic Player of the Year Scholarships, started in 1997, are awarded to one player from each of the ten Canadian Junior Hockey League Junior A Hockey Leagues. One of those is chosen as the national winner. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, hockey achievement, and community involvement. Players eligible for the Scholarships must be a Canadian citizen, on a Canadian Junior A team
and registered or applying for full time post-secondary studies.

Past Winners photo gallery


Academic Player of the Year
Season Winner Team
2018-19 Drayson Skulmoski Neepawa Natives
RBC Financial Group Scholarship
2017-18 Mitch Dyck Winkler Flyers
2016-17 Julien Koga Steinbach Pistons
2015-16 Nathan Karlowsky Winkler Flyers
2014-15 Brian Mackenzie Selkirk Steelers
2013-14 Byron Spriggs Winnipeg Blues
2012-13 Corey Koop Steinbach Pistons
2011-12 Evan Laye Selkirk Steelers
2010-11 Adam Stoykewych Selkirk Steelers
2009-10 Joe Caligiuri Dauphin Kings
2008-09 Eric Delong Portage Terriers
2007-08 Gavin McHale Portage Terriers
2006-07 Sean Kliewer Portage Terriers
2005-06 Bo Storozuk Swan Valley Stampeders
2004-05 Jordan Cyr Selkirk Steelers
2003-04 Jordan Oakley Swan Valley Stampeders
2002-03 Ian Lepp Winnipeg South Blues
2001-02 Josh Pawluk Southeast Blades
2000-01 Nevin Giesbrecht Selkirk Steelers
1999-00 Jason Abbott Winnipeg South Blues
1998-99 Travis Brown St. Boniface Saints
1997-98 Kevin Vandewater St. James Canadians
1996-97 Pat Saurette Selkirk Steelers
MJHL’s Academic Player of the Year


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