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Memorial Scholarship

The MRYHA Memorial scholarship is granted in memory of former MRYHA/Flames players and/or volunteers that exemplify a strong community involvement and positive influence throughout their life.

As you know, MRYHA was formed 50 years ago.  With any group/organization/family that exists for that length of time, you cannot escape the untimely loss of one of its members. MRYHA has chosen to honor our lost members with a memorial scholarship.  Over the years the number of recipients, criteria, and even the name has changed.  The essence of the scholarship, however, has not. 

The MRYHA Memorial Scholarship is currently awarded to one or more graduating seniors who, at one time or another, participated in MRYHA and upholds the qualities and community service of those it is named after.

History of the Scholarship

The Marc Boulanger Scholarship was first awarded in late 1989 and awarded annually until 1994. 
 
The Kevin Charbonneau Scholarship was first awarded in 1992 and awarded annually until 1997.
 
The Eric Richardson Scholarship was first awarded in 1995 and awarded annually until 1997.   
 
In 1997, the Board of Directors voted to combine all three and rename them to the MRYHA Memorial Scholarship in memory of Marc, Kevin, and Eric.  At that time they also added Danny Richards and Jack Villemure to the list of names this scholarship is in honor of.
 
I am saddened yet honored to announce that on Monday July 7th, 2014 the Board of Directors unanimously voted in favor of adding Luke Capistran to the MRYHA Memorial Scholarship. 

Honorees
 
Each of these individuals were dedicated and passionate hockey enthusiast and MRYHA family members.
 
  • Marc Boulanger who, at the age of 15, died in an ATV accident in 1988.  
  • Danny Richards who, at the age of 16, died in a motor vehicle accident in 1989.
  • Kevin Charbonneau who, at the age of 15, died of heart failure after he was hit in the chest by a puck in the championship game of the MRYHA Bantam House League in 1991.  
  • Eric Richardson who, at the age of 24, died in a motorcycle accident in 1995.
  • Jack Villemure, who coached in the program and passed away unexpectedly in 1997.
  • Luke Capistran who, at the age of 16, died after a courageous battle with Brain Cancer in 2011.

Respectfully,

Michael Durant, President 

Currently MRYHA Awards two $1250 dollar scholarships to those candidates who meet the following criteria

  • High School Senior, planning to attend an accredited two or four year College, University, or Technical School

  • Maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or greater

  • Have participated in Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association program (Recreational House Program or Manchester Flames) for a minimum of six (6) years.


The following Scholarship application should be filled out in full, and submitted before June 1, 2018.


Past Recipients

1989

Unknown at this Time

 

1992

Unknown at this Time

 

1995

Unknown at this Time

 

1998

Scott O’Neil

Joseph Battistelli

2001

Unknown at this Time

 

2004

Nate Toth

Nicholas Mirlocca

Ryan Gardner

David Fradette

Nathan Moreau

2007

James Paul Fritz Jr.

Craig Martin

Nick Blanchette

Brian Sowa

Kyle Charbonneau

2010

Michael Putney

Kyle Tracy

Kyle Pratte

Jared Pellerin

James Dunn

2013

Tyler Murry

Mitchell Juneau

2016

Danielle Dalton

Nathan Potvin

1990

Unknown at this Time

 

1993

Unknown at this Time

 

1996

Shawn Hunt

 

1999

Tim Long

Matt Lavoie

2002

Bryan Marble

Jeff Laurendeau

2005

Jesse Horion

Kenneth Ouellette

Nick Poulin

Bryn Doyle

Drew Kazanowski

2008

Scott Turgeon

Jared Hoerner

Same Leger

Ben Williamson

 

2011

Catherine Putney

Cory Trudel

 

 

 

2014

Brady Sufat

Steve Tempesta

2017

Bowen Bilodeau

Maggie FiField

1991

Unknown at this Time

 

1994

Unknown at this Time

 

1997

Jason Provencher

Tracey Mercier

2000

Kris Hallene

 

2003

Derek Russell

Kellen Rattigan

2006

Jonathan Slebod

Chris Hoerner

Evan Turcotte

Jeff Anderson

 

2009

Andrew Gardner

Mat Myers

Tyler Pratte

Michael Trudel

Tom Wickham

2012

Easton Dubois

Keith Simpson

 

 

 

2015

Mitch Dructor

Kylie Decosmo

2018

Zack Bayer

Joey Saclemente