WEST KELOWNA – The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has selected 13 student-athletes and one game official who competed during the 2020-21 season to receive league bursaries, including three from the Doug Birks Division. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post secondary studies.

The recipients were chosen from a large field of applicants based on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and/or quality of contribution as well as community participation and service.

Brendan Vulcano –  Revelstoke Grizzlies

The Nelson, B.C. native is a graduate of George Elliot Secondary and will attend the University of Jamestown in North Dakota to play for the Jimmies.

“It means a lot that I was recognized for this. It shows that all the hard work I have put in through my years of hockey has paid off,” says Vulcano. “I think it also showed how my parents always told me to work hard, have a good attitude and to be grateful for everything, and to always have fun while doing it.”

Vulcano says his time in the league shaped him into more of a true leader on and off the ice.