Hockey PEI Scholastic Award
The Hockey PEI Board of Directors respects the hard work and dedication it takes to balance both school and hockey; to excel at both takes real discipline and determination. In appreciation of this, Hockey PEI provides a Scholastic Award to a deserving member entering university/college in the ensuing year, who has, in the opinion of the Association, displayed a high degree of tenacity and dedication to the game, combined with scholastic excellence.
Charlottetown, PE – Our recipient this year of the Hockey PEI Scholastic Award is Joe MacEachern from Cornwall. Joe lives, breathes, and sleeps everything hockey. Most of his friendships have been forged on the ice as a player and official, he says. His favorite thing about hockey is how it can bring the community together.
Joe finished his minor hockey career collecting a Provincial Championship with the Mid-Isle Matrix Midget AAA team as an assistant captain. He received the PEI Midget AAA Top Defencemen and First Team All-Star awards to top it all off.
Joe is a graduating student at Bluefield High School who, in his grade 11 year, had the 3rd Highest Academic Average, was selected to represent Bluefield at the 2018 Canadian Student Leadership Conference and also received the Duke Edinburgh Silver Award. This year, Joe was the winner of the 2020 Provincial Envirothon Competition.
Joe has found plenty of ways to stay involved in his community like being part of the Bluefield Student Council, Best Buddies Canada Peer Buddy, Bluefield Envirothon Team, St. Anne’s Parish Catechism as a teacher, and the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group as a volunteer. He also played with the Eliot River Ramblers U18 soccer team and interscholastic sports such as soccer, rugby, golf, track, and cross country.
Joe’s plans for the fall include playing Junior B hockey and continuing to referee while attending the University of Prince Edward Island to obtain a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Applied Climate Change and Adaption. He plans to pursue a career in the environmental field.
Hockey PEI is the governing body for amateur hockey in Prince Edward Island. Working with its member associations, clubs, and leagues, the organization oversees the administration and delivery of hockey programming from the entry-level to the national competition. For additional information please visit www.hockeypei.com.
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