Six Recipients of Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship Announced

In honour of Tyson Giuriato’s memory, his family is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship: Jaedynn Dewitt, Bentley Hanson, Tyson Kozyn, Logan Lemaigre, Ari Stamhius, and Reese Welters.

Tyson joined the CSSHL in 2013 and served as the Director of Media and Communications until he sadly passed away in August 2020. To honour Tyson’s passion for and contributions to the game of hockey, his family and the CSSHL community came together to offer families the ability to have their child (aged 7-14) attend a summer hockey camp of their choice. The Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship makes this possible by paying for one hockey camp registration for the successful applicants.

Eight-year old Jaedynn Dewitt will be attending the U9 development camp offered at RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna in the middle of July, in order to become a better skater and work on how to shot and pass properly. Jaedynn really love’s hockey and would one day like to attend RHA Kelowna or OHA to improve her chances of getting a scholarship to a university to play hockey.

This year was only her second year playing hockey but last season at the year-end tournament her team went to Richmond, BC where she received Player of the Game and had 12 goals in the tournament.

In her free time Jaedynn loves playing hockey on the fake ice area her dad built, playing softball, going swimming and boating at the lake and camping.

Grande Prairie, AB’s Bentley Hanson played this season for the Grande Prairie U13 Female A team and will be attending the Power Plus all-day Female Camp at the end of August to improve her skills ahead of her U15 AA Female tryouts in September. Bentley’s hockey goals are to get a university scholarship, play university hockey and get a degree.

Outside of hockey she enjoys hanging out with friends, going camping, reading and track-and-field. Her Brother Landon has played in the CSSHL the last four years and one day Bentley would like to as well.

“I am so excited and would like to thank the CSSHL and the Giuriato Family for picking me to receive one of this year’s scholarships!” added Bentley.

Nine-year old Tyson Kozyn, will be attending the Silver Totems Hockey Club Camp. This past season was Tyson’s first year of hockey. He plans to play another full year of house and then try out for the Strathcona Bears rep team in his community. Outside of hockey, Tyson loves soccer, math, school, going to the lacrosse box close to his house with his friends, and playing road hockey.

“Athletically I am so proud that I stepped into a sport I had never played and had confidence to get on the ice. I think this opportunity is very amazing and I am so thankful to be able to apply and win this scholarship. I think it’s cool that my name is also Tyson,” added Tyson Kozyn.

Ari Stamhuis is 10 years old and just completed his second year of rep hockey on the JDF Grizzlies U11A team. His team had a great season winning three silver and one bronze medal in four tournaments. Ari developed new leadership skills by being a veteran on the team and being honoured with the “A” on his jersey.

This season, his favourite hockey experience was when his team competed at an outdoor tournament in Apex, Penticton. This spring Ari will be playing on the 2011 Junior Sea Devils team. His goal for the next hockey season is to be able to make the Rep A team for the JDF Grizzlies U13 division.

Other than hockey, he currently swims competitively for Island Swimming, recently competing at the Vancouver Island Regional Championship where he won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal with personal best times in all his events.

Ari would love to one day either play in the NHL or compete at the Olympics. He is currently in grade 5 at Victor Brodeur, a French school in Esquimalt, and is fluent in both French and English. Math and Physical Education are his two favorite subjects at school.

In his spare time, he loves playing with his two dogs, his friends, go camping with his family, tennis and playing video games. This summer he will be competing in his first triathlon.

Ari will be putting his scholarship towards Brandon Wong’s summer hockey Camp in August. Ari would like to thank the Giuriato family for their support and feels really honoured to receive this scholarship.

Logan Lemaigre lives in Red Deer, AB and plays hockey with Red Deer Minor Hockey in the U15 division. He started playing pond hockey when he was 8 years old and moved up to RDMH when he was 10 years old when he decided to be a full-time goalie.

Logan is indigenous and his home reserve is Janvier about 1.5 hours outside of Fort McMurray, AB. Logan has lived in Red Deer for the past eight years where he was introduced to hockey.

Hockey has taught him many valuable lessons in life other than just new hockey skills. His goal is to try out for their local completive hockey league in the upcoming season. His end goal would be to try out for a position in the Western Hockey League.

Logan has a local goalie instructor that has played in the WHL that runs goalie camps and he will attend CAGE for training this upcoming year.

Outside of hockey his interests include cultural activities that he attends as well as mountain biking, swimming, fishing and pretty much any sport that’s out there. This year he volunteered for his younger brothers U11 team and helped out with their young goalie with some basic skills.

Reese Welters will once again be attending the Len Barrie Hockey College this summer. Reese loves this camp for multiple reasons including the fact Coach Len has so many fun drills. Her favorite was when he used a radar gun to test how fast their shots could go. The Edmonton Oilers are her favorite team and last year Reese got to meet Tyson Barrie.

This year Reese made the U11 Rep team and wants to go to camp before tryouts next season as she really wants to make U13 Rep. Her future hockey plans are to hopefully be one of the first female hockey players in the NHL that plays defense but if that can’t happen, she would like to play for Team Canada in the Olympics.

When Reese grows up if she doesn’t make it into the NHL then she plans to be a marine biologist. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, fastball and reading.

Reese added she is “is excited and grateful to have been awarded this scholarship.”

“We are grateful to our friends, family and the CSSHL, and would like to thank them for their continuing support that made it possible to send extra kids to camps. It was a hard decision for the committee to choose the winners. We hope those that weren’t picked will reapply next year. We wish all the young hockey players a successful and fun year coming up,” added the Giuriato family.