THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Tuesday that Joel Bogacki of the Fort Frances Lakers has been named the RBC scholastic award recipient for 2012-13 season.
With the honour comes a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of RBC to help defer costs of a post-secondary education.
Bogacki also becomes the SIJHL’s nominee for the Hockey Canada/Canadian Jr. Hockey League RBC Scholastic player of the award, which will be announced during the Royal Bank Cup in Summerside, P.E.I.
That winner will receive a $5,000 national scholarship.
The 18-year-old Thunder Bay native is a graduate of Hammarskjold High School where he registered honour roll grades in the majority of his courses.
The following are the all-time SIJHL scholastic player of the year award recipients:
2012-13: Joel Bogacki, Fort Frances Lakers
2011-12: Mason Prout, Thunder Bay North Stars
2010-11: Morgan McNeill, Fort Frances Lakers
2009-10: Andrew Childs, K&A Wolverines
2008-09: Michael Thibert, Thunder Bay Bearcats
2007-08: Graeme Harrington, Dryden Ice Dogs
2006-07: Jacob Cahoon, Thunder Bay Bulldogs
2005-06: Jeff Herringer, K&A Golden Hawks
2004-05: Andrew Fernandez, Fort William North Stars
2003-04: No recipient
2002-03: Rylan Vesa, Thunder Bay Bulldogs
2001-02: Tony Sikich, Northwest Wisconsin Knights