Once a year a Gold in the Net selection committee decides which hard working and well deserving hockey netminders will receive a $1,000 scholarship and this year no less than two of those grants went to goalies from Gold in the Net Ontario in Brockville.
Morgan Moffatt and Brett Hahn each received money from the Aaron C. Cornwell Memorial Scholarship Fund and those funds went directly to their tuition. Moffatt has been a Gold in the Net student since 2006 and Hahn since 2008.
Moffatt, who also received her ninth-year achievement medal, went to Millbrook School in New York while Hahn continued his education at Algonquin College in Ontario. Hahn played for the Arnprior Packers Junior B hockey club and the Morrisburg Lions over the past two seasons. Both Moffatt and Hahn are currently instructors at Gold in the Net Ontario.
This is not the first time students from the Gold in the Net Ontario branch in Brockville received the highly looked after scholarship funds. Jordan Graham (2011), Camille Carriere (2012), Jonathan Duffett (2012) and Michael Brogee (2013) were also previously recognized for their dedication to hockey goal tending.
The Aaron C. Cornwell Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in the memory of Aaron C. Cornwell, and focus on bring his two passions together in an annual event that will help others in their pursuit of excellence through their hockey and academic skills. In the nine years of the scholarship’s existence, Gold in the Net has awarded more than 50 bursaries and $50,000 to students and staff.
Aaron C. Cornwell was a talented and extremely motivated netminder who attended Gold in the Net camps. He was only 17 years old when his life was tragically taken in an automobile accident in April of 1999.
Gold in the Net welcomes all of its students and staff, both past and present, that are furthering their post secondary education to apply. To qualify, they must have participated for a minimum of three years as a student or staff member with Gold in the Net. All applications for next year’s scholarships must be submitted by March 1, 2016.