Hunter Foreshew of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kirkland Lake Gold Miners has been recognized with a national scholarship for his academic contributions during the 2018-19 season.
Hockey Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, announced over the weekend that Foreshew was the recipient of the Nickerson Family Scholarship in recognition of scholastic success and will receive a $1,000 bursary to assist in his post-secondary education.
The NOJHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year was also named a finalist for Hockey Canada’s CJHL Academic Player of the Year award.
An Honour Student all throughout high school, Foreshew earned the highest class average in multiple courses he completed as he gets set to graduate later this spring.
Aiming to study Bio Medical Science in university with the intention to apply for medical school, he has an eventual goal of becoming a surgeon.
The 18-year-old former North Bay Major Midget AAA Trappers forward also had a solid first full season in Kirkland Lake on the ice as he contributed 25 points in 55 outings on a dozen goals, including a pair of game-winners, and 13 assists.
His club posted a solid 15-5-1-1 record in contests he registered at least one point and were 10-1-0-1 in games in which he scored.
“The NOJHL would like to commend Hunter for his continued scholastic achievements while competing at a high level of Jr. A hockey,” stated league commissioner Robert Mazzuca in a release.
“The commitment shown by all of our student-athletes, again this season, is a compliment to not only the players, but to each of the club’s coaching staffs and educational advisers for their understanding and realization of the importance of schooling as they move forward in their careers and lives away from the game,” added Mazzuca.