Five U18 Major Islanders receive education bursaries
-by Bill Dunphy
Post-secondary education got a little bit easier for five members of the Cape Breton West U18 Major Islanders.
The Nova Scotia U18 Major Hockey League announced its academic awards winners, recognizing the players who were best able to play hockey at an elite level while maintaining a high academic standing.
“These young men are in the rink three or four times a week for practice and then play weekend games,” said Islanders academic mentor John Campbell.
“Some of the marks these players maintain are unbelievable. And the league has been great in supporting the academic side of it. Hockey is one thing, but education is key.”