Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that Amy Martin has been awarded one of Hockey Canada’s Kenneth Stiles Memorial Scholarships, presented annually by the Seaman Hotchkiss Hockey Foundation and Hockey Canada.
Amy is a level 3 official from Stonewall (Interlake) and attends the University of Manitoba. This past season, Amy officiated Bantam AAA boys hockey while working with female hockey and all categories below. She was selected to officiate at the Female World Sport School tournament and earned the opportunity to line the Bronze medal game. Amy was also named the Interlake region’s Most Improved Official for 2013-14.
The Stiles Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to male officials who have attended an OPOE camp and are currently pursuing post-secondary education and to female officials who are level 3 or above and are currently pursuing post-secondary education. The Kenneth R. Stiles Scholarship selection committee awards the scholarships on the basis of academic achievement, officiating excellence and community involvement. Typically, Hockey Canada awards one scholarship of up to $5000 and three more up to $1000 for both the male and female programs. These officiating scholarship awards, first announced in 2007 by the Calgary Flames founding ownership group, were named for the late Ken Stiles, a former president of the Flames Project 75 Group.