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PENTICTON, BC. – The BC Hockey League announced the five winners of the Shaw BCHL Scholarship Program for the 2020/21 season, including Penticton Vees forward Tyler Ho.
The Scholarship Program is designed to provide graduating BCHL players with the financial support to use in the next step of their hockey and academic careers.
After gathering submissions during the league’s pod season, the BCHL and Shaw have selected five recipients who will receive a $2,000 scholarship award to attend a Canadian post-secondary institution.
The winners were selected based on their academic track record, their slated future career and education goals and their time spent in the BCHL.
“I’d like to thank my teammates and staff who have helped me with my academics throughout my junior career,” said Ho, “This recognition means a lot to myself and my family and I look forward to beginning my post Junior hockey career at Lakehead University.”
The Surrey, BC native committed to the Thunderwolves during the Vees 2021 Pod season, a campaign in which the 20-year-old forward played in 19 games, amassing 7 goals and 6 assists for 13 points. Ho concluded his BCHL career, playing both for the Vees and Vernon Vipers, playing in 94 career games and adding 20 playoff games.
The Vees would like to congratulate Tyler on this achievement and wish him the best in Southern Ontario next year.
The Vees will begin their 2021/22 season on Friday, October 8th in renewing a historic rivalry against the Vernon Vipers at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Season tickets for the upcoming campaign are now available to purchase with ticket packages available for as low as $9 per game. Contact Director of Ticketing and Merchandise Laura Carleton by phone at (250) 493-8337 ext. 4 as well as email at firstname.lastname@example.org.