IBAM Scholarship awarded to Stampeders’ Ellingson

Swan Valley Stampeder Cody Ellingson is this year’s recipient of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM)/MJHL scholarship.

Ellingson was presented a $2,000 cheque at this year’s IBAM President’s dinner staged at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

Ellingson will be attending the University of Regina this coming fall where he is enrolled in pre-med studies.

“This scholarship will assist me in my post-secondary education finances,” said Ellingson. “I’m also hoping to continue my hockey career at U of R, and eventually work in the field of sports medicine.”

Ellingson, who hails from Swan River, was Stamps’ team captain this past season. In his three seasons with the Stamps the 6-foot forward recorded 87 points (33-54) in 158 games.

“Cody is committed to the community and has volunteered in a number of charitable events and activities,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said. “Cody was involved in coaching minor hockey, speaking in schools, and supporting Special Olympics. He was named Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the Month in February of 2015 and is a two-time winner of the Heart Award as the Stampeders’ most dedicated player on and off the ice.”