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QMJHL honours its top student athletes

Once again this year, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is taking part in Hooked on School Week by unveiling its players who best-combine success in the classroom with on-ice performance with their respective teams.

The following is the 2017 list of players who exemplify the importance of academic achievement along with a video featuring these student athletes describing their academic experience as QMJHL players:

Acadie-Bathurst – Reilly Pickard

Baie-Comeau – Matteo Pietroniro

Vidéo

Blainville-Boisbriand – Antoine Crête-Belzile

Notre modèle de persévérance scolaire pour la saison 2016-2017 est Antoine Crête-Belzile. Antoine a fait preuve d’une persévérance scolaire constante et ce malgré un calendrier sportif élevé. Il n’a pas laissé une importante blessure être un obstacle à sa réussite scolaire. Sa persévérance lui permettant de réussir tous les cours de cegep auxquels il était inscrit.

Cap-Breton – Phélix Martineau

Phélix is studying at cégep à distance, he looked to as a mentor for our younger students in our distance classroom and constantly works hard to keep up with his studies while playing hockey in the QMJHL.

Charlottetown – Pierre-Olivier Joseph

He has successfully completed his high school education while living away from his home in an English-speaking community since the young age of 16 years old. He has completed his courses through distance education in a self-learning environment.

Chicoutimi -Vincent Tremblay-Lapalme

Vidéo

Gatineau – Alexandre Landreville

Vidéo

Halifax – Arnaud Durandeau

He is a good example of perseverance in that he maintains a goal of achieving a bachelor of science degree. His course load is intense, having taken English -12 , physics-12 and pre-calculus math. He takes full advantage of our tutor’s, using them on average at least twice a week.  Even when he returned home last ear, he found former teachers and tutors to help him be successful.  A very mature and driven kid !

Moncton – Dominik Tmej

The Moncton Wildcats all study very hard and take their schoolwork seriously. It isn’t always easy and sometimes they are exhausted but they persevere!

One student in particular is Dominik Tmej. Dom arrived in Moncton from Florida in November and had to pursue his high school online. He adapted quite well and is able to keep up with the deadline despite all the travel.

He is always ready to help and a wonderful example for a role model of school perseverance.

Québec – Yanick Turcotte

Il est l’exemple parfait du joueur-étudiant qui n’est pas certain de vouloir entreprendre des études collégiales à ses débuts dans la LHJMQ, mais qui faisant confiance au personnel d’encadrement pédagogique l’entourant, a réussi par son travail à avoir une progression constante de ses résultats et ainsi être en voie d’obtenir son diplôme d’études collégiales préparatoires à l’université à la fin de son stage junior.

Rimouski – Alexandre Grisé

Vidéo

Rouyn-Noranda – Sam Naud

Saint John – Matthew Highmore

Matthew is a student who works very hard for his grades and, sometimes those grades do not reflect the amount of effort that he has put into the course work.  That never deters Matthew.  In fact if anything, it pushes him to work even harder.  When he doesn’t achieve the grade he aspires to in a class he doesn’t give up or divide to take something else, he retakes the course in an effort to improve his grade and to make sure that he learns the material.  After all – the reason we pursue post secondary education is to increase our knowledge, not to perfect our grade distribution.  Matthew gives his all to hockey.  He runs a successful entrepreneurial venture in the summer.  He is a part time student at UNB Saint John.  Because of his hockey schedule Matthew has had to take his classes both in class and online, depending on the schedules and class times for that term.  His self discipline allows him to be successful in both formats.   Regardless of whether matthew is taking a science based Nutrition course or a course in Sports Psychology he gives the same amount of effort.  Matthew is goal driven and success focussed.  He is a student who shows perseverance to achieve his goals.

Shawinigan – Samuel Asselin

Samuel Asselin s’est joint à l’équipe l’an dernier. Sa première année au Cégep fut parsemée de hauts et de bas… La réussite n’était pas toujours au rendez-vous et son implication scolaire n’était pas à plein régime.

Cette année, c’est un tout autre Samuel. Il est davantage sérieux et discipliné. Il s’investit dans les cours et a fait le choix de réussir. D’ailleurs, à sa dernière session, il n’a pas une note sous la barre des 81%. Ce changement au plan scolaire se ressent aussi au niveau de son jeu au hockey. On voit une maturité accrue chez cet étudiant athlète et ce, dans toutes les sphères de sa vie. Il a choisi la réussite et cela lui va très bien!

Sa persévérance additionnée à sa discipline donne une équation positive sur tous les plans.

Sherbrooke – Julien Bahl

Vidéo

Val-d’Or – Yohan Plamondon

Depuis son arrivé à Val-d’Or a la polyvalente du carrefour Yohan est présent a tout c’est cours et a des notes en haut de son standard habituel. Il s’est créer une discipline de vie qui va lui permettre d’avoir un plan B s’il ne réussit pas à jouer au hockey professionnel.

Il a été nommé joueur étudiant du mois de décembre pour les Foreurs Val-d’Or

Yohan en tire une grande fierté de sa réussite scolaire.

Victoriaville – James Phelan

Vidéo

In partnership with Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon, Fondation Desjardins and the organization Avenir d’Enfants, Instances régionales de concertation sur la persévérance scolaire et la réussite éducative du Québec have mobilized for the last 10 years behind the educational success of young people. Each year, hundreds of events are organized across the province during the Hooked on School Days.

For more information on the Hooked on School Days, visit the official website at jps2017.perseverancescolaire.com/english.

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