The Estevan Bruins have announced that Matt Dochylo and Dominic Perrault – two of their alternate captains from the 2011-12 season – have received scholarships to play hockey at Alberta schools.
Dochylo has committed to play with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans in Calgary. He will be taking a four-year respiratory therapy program.
“Playing for the Estevan Bruins Hockey Club over the past one-and-a-half hockey seasons has been a junior hockey career one could only dream of,” said Dochylo.
“Having the opportunity to play in both the history and tradition-rich Civic Auditorium, and in the state-of-the-art facility Spectra Place, was an unforgettable experience. I would like to thank the City of Estevan and everyone involved in the operation of the hockey club for the experience of a lifetime.
Perrault was actively recruited by the Mount Royal University Cougars men’s hockey team throughout the 2011-12 season. He has committed to play next season at Mount Royal, which is also based in Calgary.
“These athletes were tremendous leaders both on and off the ice for the Bruins,” said Bruins head coach/GM Keith Cassidy. “I have no doubt that their excellent character and hardworking attitudes will land them the same role wherever they end up in life. I am very proud of these players.
Perrault and Dochylo will receive money from the Estevan Bruins’ Scholarship Fund to help them pay for their post-secondary education; they have also all received athletic scholarship money from their respective colleges.