Jeremiah Martin, a local Amherst resident and Junior A Rambler player, was congratulated by the council for being the inaugural recipient this past weekend of Hockey Nova Scotia’s Bill Riley Scholarship.
Named after former NHL player and Amherst Rambler coach Bill Riley, an Amherst native who was the third Black player to ever play in the NHL, the new $2,000 scholarship will be presented annually to a Nova Scotia graduating player of African descent who plans to pursue a post-secondary education after high school.
The council noted the scholarship honours the legacy of Bill Riley, a great local, provincial and national hockey trailblazer.
In offering its congratulations, council praised Martin for being a hard-working student who is also passionate about hockey.
Council also noted the entire community should be proud of how “Jeremiah met the Hockey Nova Scotia requirement resulting in this prestigious award.”
GREAT JOB JEREMIAH!
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