Jaxon Joseph Memorial Scholarship
Who was Jaxon Joseph
The Jaxon Joseph Memorial Scholarship was created in 2018 by the Podallan Pub in memory of Jaxon Joseph. The intent is to recognize the contributions of a 2nd or 3rd Year U18 Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Player.
Jaxon Christopher Joseph, born in Edmonton, Alberta on September 15, 1997, passed away tragically at the age of 20, while travelling with his Humboldt Broncos family on April 6, 2018.
Jaxon spent his life doing what he loved - playing hockey. Jaxon's big heart, his charming smile, and his warm, loving personality touched many and left lasting impressions. Jaxon loved all dogs, especially his "Sam". His other passions included spending time with his family, summers at the lake and hanging out with the boys.
Jaxon’s Dad said that his son was “never the star, never the grinder, but very flexible…every team he’s played on, he’s always been described as a glue guy.”
The Scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more 2nd or 3rd year Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Players who have demonstrated similar characteristics as Jaxon Joseph; a love of hockey, a love of family and a love of friends. The player who may not be the star on the ice, but is respected and known by his teammates for being the “glue guy.”
Jaxon Joseph Memorial Recipients
Atilla Ceylan has been involved with FMMHA for over 13 years with 4 of those years being a part of the
Junior Oil Barons family. Atilla is known for his hard work and determination not just on the ice but
academically as well. He takes pride in giving back to the community and has been involved in helping
coach and mentor athletes within the inclusive royals’ division in which he plans on continuing to do in
“Atilla’s leadership abilities are best in class. This young man was definitely worthy of
wearing a letter this season. He is a quiet leader, but always puts his best foot forward,
and leads by example. He understands the importance of carrying yourself with integrity,
and this season he showed the younger players how an Elite athlete should work toward
their goals both on and off the ice. As he has always shown to be a good teammate and
friend as he got along with everybody.” – Coach Dan Hodgson
Atilla Ceylan has just graduated and has planned to attend The University of Alberta to pursue a
career as an engineer.