Delta Hockey Academy student-athlete Logan Joslin has been named the first ever recipient of the Nick Crosby Top Scholastic Athlete Award.
The Surrey, BC defenseman has spent the past five seasons in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) with Delta, including this past season with their U18 Prep team.
The Nick Crosby Top Scholastic Athlete Award is awarded in Nick Crosby’s memory by the CSSHL to the U18 Prep player who is deemed the Top Academic student-athlete by a three-person independent committee.
“Logan is a great example of what hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence is on and off the ice. Over his time at Delta he has shown true leadership and character and a total team first attitude,” said Delta Hockey Academy U18 Prep head coach Milan Dragicevic. “Logan’s work ethic has reached the peak with his academics with almost a perfect school mark of 100 percent and that level of commitment has been passed on to others with his team first attitude and leadership on and off the ice. Logan is a great choice for the Nick Crosby award as he has demonstrated all the attributes of what this award means.”
The award was re-named in Crosby’s honour in July 2021, ten years after he passed away in a motor vehicle accident on July 5, 2011.
Originally from Ketchum, Idaho, Nick Crosby spent the inaugural 2009/10 season in the CSSHL as the captain of Banff Hockey Academy. He recorded 4 points in the 11 CSSHL games that were part of his 70 plus game grade 12 season.
That season Crosby was the very first winner of the CSSHL’s Student Athlete of the Year award while receiving the Banff Hockey Academy Most Valuable Player and Student Athlete of the Year awards.
Years later, Crosby still exemplifies what the CSSHL envisions student-athletes to strive for today. As an academic based hockey league, it is the CSSHL’s goal to have all of our student-athletes reach their academic potential and character growth as Crosby did.
“Wendy and I are truly grateful that Nick’s memory is being recognized in this way and we wish to thank the CSSHL for renaming this award in his honor. The tremendous evolution of Nick’s confidence and abilities both in the classroom and on the ice while participating in the CSSHL is a testament to the league’s ambitions for its players and the discipline required of its athletes to perform at a high level in all aspects of life,” said Nick’s father, Bob Crosby.
On top of his hockey related honours in 2009/10, Crosby was admitted into the Banff Community High School Lifetime Honors Society and was awarded the Banff Academy Prize for Physical Education.
Following his death Banff Hockey Academy renamed their Student Athlete of the Year Award to the Nick Crosby Student Athlete of the Year Award in 2012 and The Sun Valley Community School (Sun Valley, Idaho) awards the Nick Crosby Athlete of the Year award each year.
After his successful season with Banff Hockey Academy Crosby joined the Brooks Bandits in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). Crosby has had his number retired by the Bandits, who have since created a Nick Crosby Memorial Award, which is presented to a Bandits player exemplifying Nick’s assets of determination, teamwork, loyalty and passion.