The Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) has launched the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund to honour the long-time coach and Team Canada legend.
The fund will provide assistance to student-athletes in pursuit of a post-graduate professional designation. Applications are open to Canadian citizens from March 17 to June 30 of each calendar year. Successful recipients will be notified in August of each calendar year.
Quinn, who passed away in November 2014, left his mark on Hockey Canada; his decorated international résumé included gold medals at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, 2008 IIHF World U18 Championship and 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, and a World Cup of Hockey title in 2004.
“The ability to provide an opportunity to student-athletes in this nature is exactly how Pat approached his coaching and management roles,” said Doug Goss, chair of the Hockey Canada Foundation. “His dedication to teaching those around him about life and hockey was at the heart of why Pat was so successful, and the Hockey Canada Foundation is proud to offer this avenue to continue his legacy.”
“Dad was always an advocate of schooling to ensure he, and others, had a platform to succeed when hockey careers came to an end,” added Quinn’s daughter Kalli. “It took him more than 10 years to obtain his undergraduate degree in the summer when playing professional hockey before he went back to school at the age of 39 to obtain his law degree.”
For Jim Treliving, past chair and a current HCF board member, the scholarship fund was “consistent with the Foundation’s focus of providing educational opportunities to athletes for generations to come.”