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Matt McKim Selected to the 2020 AJHL All-Academic Team

February 19th, 2020 @ 7:48 pm

AJHL Introduces 2020 All-Academic Team

Calgary, AB - The Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) is proud to announce the 2020 Inter Pipeline AJHL All-Academic Team. Sponsored by Inter Pipeline, the players selected to the elite team demonstrate the qualities of a strong student-athlete working to further their athletic and academic pursuit.

AJHL players nominated for the All-Academic Team are regarded as having commendable dedication to their studies at either the high school or post-secondary level, along with a grade score reflective of their academic success. Each AJHL team may recognize one player as part of this initiative.

“These athletes display incredible teamwork and pursue excellence both on and off the ice,” says Christian Bayle, President & CEO of Inter Pipeline. “This is something we can easily get behind as these are core values at Inter Pipeline. We are proud to support them.”

2020 Inter Pipeline AJHL All-Academic Team

Bonnyville Pontiacs, Matt McKim
Brooks Bandits, Jordan Di Cicco
Calgary Canucks, Joe Grotsky
Camrose Kodiaks, Mckenzie Welke
Canmore Eagles, Dylan Witzke
Drayton Valley Thunder, Henry Wagner
Drumheller Dragons, Myles Hilman
Fort McMurray Oil Baron, Riley Bodnarchuk
Grande Prairie Storm, Nathan Morgan
Lloydminster Bobcats, Sam Carper
Okotoks Oilers, Tucker McRae
Olds Grizzlys, Duncan Hughes
Sherwood Park Crusaders, Jarred White
Spruce Grove Saints, Cole Basnett
Whitecourt Wolverines, Cassidy Bowes
In conjunction with Inter Pipeline, the AJHL has also developed the Inter Pipeline Scholarship Program to provide one current or former AJHL Athlete with a $1,500 scholarship towards their post-secondary education. The scholarship is awarded to the player deemed most deserving among the applicants (one per AJHL team) based on their proven qualities in the areas of leadership, sportsmanship, dedication and citizenship.

The 2020 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs will see teams begin their battle to hoist the Inter Pipeline Cup.  In the three-year history of the Inter Pipeline Cup, several notable alumni have competed for the League championship, including Cale Makar (Brooks Bandits / Colorado Avalanche), Dylan Holloway (Okotoks Oilers / 2020 NHL Draft Top Prospect / University of Wisconsin) and Jacob Bernard-Docker (Okotoks Oilers / 2020 Team Canada Gold Medalist / University of North Dakota).

The Alberta Junior Hockey League continues to be a premier developmental League for student-athletes striving to capitalize on their athletic and academic abilities.  Over 300 AJHL alumni compete on College and University teams across North America each season and are leaders on the most prestigious rosters at the University and College level.

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