|“The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and its teams are investing significant amounts in the academic development of their players during their junior years and, as these statistics show, alumni also benefit from the scholarship program that can now reach $ 6,000 per year over 4 years,” commented Gilles Courteau, the QMJHL Commissioner.
Scholarships awarded by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League provide financial support to players through their academic career.
“While I was playing in the QMJHL, I was able to dedicate myself to my hockey without worrying about putting money aside for my studies, because all my tuition was paid when I was an active player and I knew that I could take advantage of the scholarship program later”, said Jasmin Boutet, a former player of the Rimouski Océanic, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Drummondville Voltigeurs, enrolled at McGill University in Economics. “This program is very beneficial because it helps support the needs of a normal student’s life, which helps me continue my academic career while also playing university hockey.”
This financial support is also very much appreciated by the players’ parents.“The scholarship program offered by the QMJHL has been great. The grant program offered to the hockey players has been very helpful in supporting their continuing education while they continue to play their favourite sport”, said Dave Tibbo, Kyle Tibbo’s father, a former player of the Moncton Wildcats and Victoriaville Tigres. “Hats off to the League for administering such a worthwhile program.”