Friday , 23 July 2021

Grey Wowk Spencer LLP sponsors three local hockey players

Grey Wowk Spencer has awarded three local hockey players with scholarships that will help the players advance their athletic careers. The law firm awarded each recipient with $1,500.

Leighton Grey, principal partner at Grey Wowk Spencer LLP explained the firm focuses on giving back to the community. “Grey Wowk Spencer is very committed to supporting youth sport in the Lakeland Region.” Most recently, the law firm sponsored the USA to victory in the World Junior A Challenge, which was jointly hosted by Cold Lake and Bonnyville in December.

“Our firm awards three annual $1,500 scholarships to student hockey players who are graduates of Cold Lake Minor Hockey. Each recipient must be playing at a Bantam or Midget AAA level, and maintain an overall scholastic GPA above 75 percent,” said Grey.

“This year, we are pleased to announce three very deserving recipients are Noah Cook, Wyatt Cook, and Lexton Grey,” stated Grey.

Noah Cook

Noah Cook is 17 years of age was born and raised in Cold Lake. “He is a smooth skating, smart D-man who played all of his minor hockey in Cold Lake until age 13, when he graduated to the Lakeland Panthers Bantam AA program,” explained Grey.  At 14, Noah began playing AAA hockey in Lloydminster, initially with the Bantams and then with the Midget AAA Bobcats. Noah is also affiliated with the Cold Lake Jr B Ice and has played some games with them. “Noah is also an outstanding student, who regularly posts grades above 90 percent. Noah plans to attend University and to play Junior A or Collegiate hockey, and has expressed interest in becoming a lawyer,” added Grey.

Wyatt Cook

The second recipient is Noah’s brother, Wyatt, who is turning 16 in January. Grey says he is an impressive player, “he is a big, strong, aggressive forward who possesses a devastating shot”. Wyatt also played all of his minor hockey in Cold Lake until age 13, when he joined the Lakeland Panthers. Wyatt left home for a year in 2017 to play Bantam AAA in Sherwood Park. “He had an outstanding season there and was taken in the 2018 WHL draft by the Vancouver Giants,” states Grey. Wyatt is in 11th Grade and plays Midget Elite 15 AAA for the Lloydminster Bobcats. “Wyatt maintains an honours level GPA and hopes to play in the WHL next season, just like his cousin, Elijah Brown, who plays for the Medicine Hat Tigers”.

Lexton Grey

The third recipient, Lexton Grey will be 15 in January and also hails from Cold Lake. “Lexton is a strong skating, puck moving D-man who likes to play a physical game,” said Grey. He also played for the Lakeland Panthers Pee Wee AA before moving to Calgary to play in the CSSHL for Edge Academy in 2017-18. This season, Lexton is playing Bantam AAA in the CSSHL for the Pursuit of Excellence Academy, which is based in Kelowna, B.C. “Lexton is also a fine student, who particularly excels in Language Arts and Science. He also enjoys E-Sports and hopes to land a scholarship to play hockey in the NCAA, before attending law school in Australia.”

All three of these award recipients attended the Lakeland Sports & Learning Academy in 2012-13, which was a hockey and educational program sponsored by our firm. “It is thus with great pride that we honour all three by presenting each of them with our 2018 Grey Wowk Spencer LLP Hockey Scholarship,” explained Grey.

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