Junior Oil Barons U18 Elite Scholarship
Junior Oil Barons Scholarship Policy
FMMHA and the Elite Jr. Oil Barons program believes that a local hockey program is an important community venture that develops many skills and attitudes that build essential character traits and habits that will enhance your future.
The 2020-21 season has been an exceptionally difficult year and while we are saddened that players did not get to shine like the bright stars that they are, we are hopeful that the 2 recipients of these $1000.00 scholarships will put it to good use towards your bright future.
Matthew Durnford has been with the FMMHA organization for 10 years with 3 years being part of the Junior Oil Barons Family. Throughout his seasons with minor hockey, he has had the pleasure of being a junior coach to younger divisions where he has been able to pass down knowledge and skills he has learned from his coaches. Matthew gives credit to his success to his parents, teachers and coaches for giving him a chance and allowing him to achieve his goals and help him develop for the future.
“Give-back - I was always raised to give back to your sport, and Matthew has been raised the same. To see an athlete of his age, hungry to give back is few and far between these days. Matthew can be found coaching, volunteering, refereeing, or his new passion & goal is to represent our Country in the Army; if that doesn't speak volume, I am not sure what else will. Matthew would always reach out on his own, to ask if he could work, or if help was needed or...he would arrive early eager to know the task at hand and embraced every minute of it.” – Athletic Edge Training Co. - Kim Couper
Matthew will be attending the University of Alberta to obtain his Bachelors of Science in Engineering as well as attending as an Officer Cadet under the Regular Officers training Plan with the Canadian Armed Forces.