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Cleary supports minor hockey players

Minor hockey players in Newfoundland and Labrador entering Memorial University can now apply for a Daniel Cleary Entrance Scholarship of at least $1,000. Daniel Cleary, a native of Harbour Grace, played with the Detroit Red Wings this year when they won the Stanley Cup. He is the first resident of the province to have played on a Stanley Cup winning team.

In June and July, while touring the province with the Stanley Cup, Mr. Cleary worked with Bay Roberts lawyer and former Board of Regents member Douglas Moores to raise $20,000 from proceeds of an event at the Fluvarium where donors had their photo taken with Mr. Cleary and the Cup and bought Red Wing souvenir merchandise. The fund is now fully endowed.

“Even though I didn’t attend university, I am proud to have been able to use my time to raise these funds to provide young men and women with an opportunity to go to Memorial University,” said Mr. Cleary. “I am a big believer in post-secondary education, and I am really grateful to the people who supported this cause.”

Interested students can contact Memorial University through

The scholarship is available to male and female students in any full-time program of study at the university who played the highest level of minor hockey available in their graduating year of high school and have academic merit.