Sockeyes hand out scholarships

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:24 PDT, Fri July 10, 2020

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

The Richmond Sockeyes are continually recognized as one of the top junior hockey clubs in Canada. But its actions speak louder than words.

A proud member of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, the Sockeyes annually recognize several of its players with scholarships. This year, the club—thanks to its active alumni and sponsors—presented awards to 10 players: Michael Araki-Young, Marcus Cumberworth, Mattias Hohlweg, Hayden Hurst, Noah Kelly, Jason Lin, Dillon Maher, Jack McMillan, Gabriel Suessenbacher-Fu and Vincent Thrum.

A local minor hockey prospect, Araki-Young capped his junior hockey career in the 2019-20 season by averaging nearly a point a game (36 points in 38 games). He was a fixture on the power play with seven goals, while his three game-winning goals further reflected his importance to the team.

In his first year as a Sockeye, goaltender Cumberworth appeared in 12 games and won five starts. Another local minor hockey prospect, Hohlweg managed 31 points in 37 games in his rookie season while earning a shorthanded goal and game-winning goal.

Defenceman Hurst contributed 11 points in 30 games, while captain Kelly had 38 points in 42 games and had six powerplay goals.

Rookie defenceman Lin demonstrated his skills with 10 points in 11 games, while Maher had five points in 15 games at forward.

McMillan had 12 points in 33 games, Suessenbacher-Fu 17 points in 28 games from the blueline, and Thrum, another rookie blueliner, played 41 games and had 14 points.

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