Cochrane's Jaydan Gordon was among the recipients on Western Hockey League (WHL) scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.
Yesterday, the league released the list of 402 WHL graduate players who were awarded WHL Scholarships for the fall and winter semesters of the 2019-20 academic year. It's the second consecutive academic year in which more than 400 WHL Alumni have accessed their WHL Scholarship.
Gordon, 23, played defence for the Swift Current Broncos for two seasons before finishing his WHL career with the Calgary Hitmen.
He first laced up in Cochrane Minor Hockey, playing for the Bow Valley Timberwolves, AC Avalanche, UFA Bisons, and dressing for five games with the Cochrane Generals prior to joining the Broncos.
Every player who plays in the WHL is eligible to receive the WHL Scholarship. For every season a player plays in the WHL, they receive a guaranteed, full-year WHL scholarship including tuition, textbooks, and compulsory fees to a post-secondary institution of their choice.
The scholarship is a fully-guaranteed academic scholarship with no requirement to play university hockey to qualify. The WHL graduate can apply the funding to any post-secondary or career-enhancing program of his choice, including trades schools or professional career training programs.
In addition, current WHL players are encouraged to enroll in post-secondary courses and these courses are also fully-funded by the WHL member Clubs. This season, over 196 current players are taking post-secondary courses.
Gordon, 23, played defense for the Swift Current Broncos for two seasons before finishing his WHL career with the Calgary Hitmen.
He first laced up in Cochrane Minor Hockey, and along the way played for the Bow Valley Timberwolves, AC Avalanche, and UFA Bisons. He also played five games with the Cochrane Generals when he a midget prior to joining the Broncos.
Jaydan's older brother Coda also played for the Swift Current Broncos before joining the University of Calgary Dinos. The winger has played for the Dinos since the 2015-16 season.