R.A. "Sam" Fabro Scholarship - $1,000
Born in Udine, Italy, Sam Fabro moved to Winnipeg as a child and played with the 1941 Memorial Cup winning Winnipeg Rangers. He was one of the founders and first Chairman of the Manitoba Hockey Players Foundation in 1967 and was a leader in the creation of the Hockey Hall of Fame & Museum in 1985. Fabro was also a huge influence and instrumental builder in more than just hockey.
The Chair of the 1974 Winter and 1978 Summer Games, Fabro was a co-founder of the Manitoba Marathon and Canoeathon and Chair of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. He was President of the Manitoba Baseball Association from 1968 - 1969, Chairman for the Manitoba Games from 1974 - 1978, and vice chairman of the Wildlife Foundation of Manitoba. Ronald A. "Sam" Fabro was admitted to the Order of Canada in 1975 and will be turning 97 in December, 2017.
The R. A. "Sam" Fabro Scholarships are awarded to a member of the University of Manitoba Men's and Women's hockey programs. The recipients are selected by the UofM coaches every November from the their respective rosters.
2016-17 Recipients; Women: Caitlin Fyten Men: Adam Henry
Jerry Kruk Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Jerry was a long time member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors prior to losing his battle with cancer in 2012. Jerry played his youth hockey in Winnipeg's north end and was a member of the last Winnipeg based team to win the Memorial Cup, the 1957 Winnipeg Braves. Jerry went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Engineering. He was a great contributor to the Winnipeg business community through his association with Intercity Gas Company and latterly as the CEO of CAA Manitoba.
2016-17 Recipient; Luc Alaire, Centre Scholaire Leo Remillard
Application form for Jerry Kruk Scholarship ... click here
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame is a sponsor of the Ken Friar Nicolson Award. This award is named in honor of long time CJOB radio Winnipeg Jets play-by-play broadcaster Ken Nicolson, who was a tremendous supporter of high school hockey and served on the organization committee for the first two provincial high school championships. The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame presents a $1,000 scholarship to a high school hockey player who is recognized for a combination of excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.
2016-17 Recipient; Connor Stewart, St. Paul's High School
Application Form : http://www.mhsaa.ca/files/ken-friar-nicholson-award.pdf
Sami-Jo Small was a tremendous athlete in high school and represented Canada at 3 Olympic Games, in two of which, Team Canada won gold. She was also a member of 5 World Championship winning teams for Canada and was MHSAA Athlete of the Year and Scholar/Athlete Award winner in 1994, while attending College Jeanne Sauve. The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame presents the Sami Jo Small Award, a $1,000 scholarship to a female high school hockey player who is recognized for a combination of excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.
2016-17 Recipient; Bailey Grantham, Portage Collegiate Institute
Application Form: http://www.mhsaa.ca/files/sami-jo-small-award.pdf
Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Patrons
Membership is open to all who are interested in promoting the goals and objectives of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. Any person can become a patron of the hall with a donation of $100. We encourage you to support the rich heritage of hockey in Manitoba!