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Cambridge, ON – Rules for life from a budding banker.

“Finding time to not procrastinate is extremely important,” said Cameron Lytle of quaint Mount Forest, Ontario.

Click here to see Cameron’s 2023 Bursary Video

A defenceman of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Junior-C Patriots is steady on the ice – 10 points over 34 regular season games – but steadier off it.

After earning a 93 per cent average at Wilfrid Laurier University in Business Administration, juggling fulltime studies with hockey practices and games are deposits towards a bright future.

To apply for the 2024 Bursary click here

“I hope to enter the finance field and banking,” said Lytle, who turned 19 April 1.

The Dairy Farmers of Ontario awarded Lytle one of eight bursaries in salute of fully embodying the term student-athlete.

“Academic success is greatly important to me,” said Lytle. “It has always been preached throughout my life and working towards success in academics allows you to build other life skills that can help you in life.”

The lessons from hockey have also proven to be a rewarding education.

“Dedication and being able to work towards a common goal as a group,” said Lytle.

“I focused on building my time management skills.

“It kind of shows that I can somewhat provide for myself and help my parents to pay for my education.”

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.


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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