Former Drumheller Dragons defenseman, Aiden Yakimchuk, is the recipient of the 2021 Inter Pipeline AJHL Scholarship.
The Inter Pipeline AJHL Scholarship Program rewards one current AJHL player with a scholarship towards their post-secondary education at the conclusion of each season. The scholarship is awarded to the player deemed most deserving among the applicants (one per AJHL team) based on their proven qualities in the areas of leadership, sportsmanship, dedication and citizenship.
Dragons head coach/GM, Kevin Hasselberg, was thrilled to hear the news.
“Over four years of development, watching Aiden mature, transform his skills, strengthen his character, and transition into adulthood has been rewarding and unique due to the challenges that existed over that time,” Hasselberg stated.
“Aiden is truly a competitor and high-level performer. His punctuality, attention to detail, and level of preparation were characteristics never in question during his time with the Dragons. When tested, he stayed true to his values and made decisions that strengthened the team culture. He was goal driven and highly motivated, which were key characteristics in his leadership abilities. All characteristics I believe would be assets in both academic and professional careers. Aiden is deserving of this scholarship and an ambassador to what the scholarship represents.”
Yakimchuk (St Albert, Alta.) is committed to Lindenwood University of the NCAA for the 2021-22 season.