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THE 2024 OHA BURSARY PROGRAM, PRESENTED BY DAIRY FARMERS OF ONTARIO: REVISITING THE 2023 WINNERS – Alex Hyde

Cambridge, ON – Alex Hyde’s hockey journey started with no ice around age 10.

“I used to play soccer and I switched over to hockey.

“Field hockey with some of my friends or hockey in the gym and I realized how much I liked it.”

Now 22, Hyde is a six-foot-two steady defenceman with the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Uxbridge Bruins – charting five goals and 12 points in 39 regular season games.

“I was a goalie in house league to start off and then switched to defence and started working my way up the ladder.”

Now further up the ladder of life, Hyde finds himself in fourth-year studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in software engineering with a 95 per cent average.

The man has a hard drive.  

To apply for the 2024 Bursary click here

“Academic success is hugely important to me,” said Hyde. “That’s what will set me up for my future and my career.

“It’s important because of how much the community has done for me. I help coach my elementary school team. I help coach at hockey camps in the community. In the summers I referee soccer games.”

The family, community, and hockey triangle can be proud to showcase another shining individual sure to be a contributor.

“There are so many options and it is so flexible,” Hyde said of many possible and burgeoning career paths – business applications, operating and network control systems, middleware and games development, to name a few – in the ever-expanding world of developing software solutions for end users.

 “Once I graduate I will be able to explore working in different locations and different fields. For now, I am not really sure.

To apply for the 2024 Bursary click here

“I think the best way to balance a high caliber of hockey with school and life is to use your time wisely and not waste any hours of the day.”

Amid great success, Hyde remains humble.

“I want to thank the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and a special thanks to my coach Trevor Cox, who is a dairy farmer himself. Shout out!”

2024 Bursary Program – HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must complete the application form below and submit it to the OHA by 8 p.m. on May 6, 2024. Each application will be reviewed by a panel and only the successful recipients will be contacted by the OHA. We wish the best of luck to all applicants.

To apply for the 2024 Bursary click here

About the Ontario Hockey Association

The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) was founded on November 27, 1890, and is the governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior hockey in the Province of Ontario.  The OHA is a Member Partner of the Ontario Hockey Federation which is one of thirteen Provincial and Regional Branches of Hockey Canada. 

It is comprised of three Junior hockey leagues and two Senior hockey leagues: Junior A – Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueJunior B – Greater Ontario Junior Hockey LeagueJunior C – Provincial Junior Hockey LeagueSenior  – Allan Cup Hockey (AAA) and Ontario Elite Hockey League (AA). For the 2023-24 season, these five leagues encompass 125 teams.

The objectives of the OHA are to foster and encourage the sport of amateur hockey, to conduct competition in the various categories established, to determine teams for entry into the inter-branch competitions that may be provided by Hockey Canada, and to provide for the affiliation of other hockey organizations.

The OHA provides administrative resources, coordinates programs, services and events for hockey participants and provides support to various Development Programs for coaches, officials, trainers and players, Safety and Risk Management Issues and offers resources for Harassment and Abuse education.

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For more information or to set up an interview, please contact:

Chris McCleary

General Manager, Operations & Marketing                  

Ontario Hockey Association                            

[email protected]  

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