Petes announce Education Fund winners for 2022

The Peterborough Petes Education fund winners for 2022 are Chase DeNoble and Bella Smollen. DeNoble was the goalie for the Petes AAA U18 team and was selected as the winner by his coach, Scott Roche. Denoble, a St. Peter Secondary student, is attending Laurentian University for a sports management and commerce degree next year.

“After playing 9 years in the Peterborough minor hockey system, it is an honour to be recognized. I’ve had a great time playing in the Petes minor system all these years and I really appreciate this award,” said DeNoble. 

Smollen played for the Peterborough U18AA IceKats and was selected by her coach, Jay Legault. Smollen is a Haliburton Highlands Secondary student and will be attending university next year. 

“Bella was a very focused player who is mature and a natural leader. She is very passionate about hockey and academics. She was very dedicated to doing well in school last year and balanced her hockey and academics very well,” said Legault.

“On behalf of the Petes Education Fund we are pleased to present these scholarships to such great young student athletes. We wish them all the best in their post secondary studies,” said Rod McGillis, secretary and treasurer of the Petes Education fund. 

The Petes Education fund gives out scholarships to 2 graduating minor hockey players (Petes AAA U18 and IceKats AA U18) as selected by their coaches. The Petes Education fund also gives out $500.00 scholarships to St. Peter, Holy Cross, Adam Scott, Crestwood, Kenner and TASS for the school to select a winner from their student body as a student who has worked hard and improved over their high school years, not necessarily as an athlete or hockey player.

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