Patterson is using WHL Scholarship to further education and hockey goals
KENT, July 10, 2020 — Seattle Thunderbirds General Manager Bil La Forge today announced former center Max Patterson will be joining the University of Calgary Dinos for the 2020-21 season.
Patterson played 34 games with the T-Birds last season and had five goals and 11 assists for 16 points. Patterson was acquired from the Everett Silvertips on December 6.
Patterson played 320 games in the WHL over five seasons with the Kootenay Ice, Swift Current Broncos, Silvertips, and T-Birds. He had 46 goals and 70 assists for 116 points in his WHL career.
“Max joined us midseason and immediately brought leadership qualities that were very important to our team,” said La Forge. “We know Max will be successful with Calgary and he is another example of a player that is using the WHL Scholarship to receive an education and continue his hockey career.”
Patterson finished up his WHL eligibility this past season and will now take advantage of the WHL Scholarship Program. For each year that Patterson played in the WHL, he receives a year of college tuition and books at the University of Calgary.
For each season played in the WHL, a player is awarded with a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes tuition, compulsory fees, and required textbooks. A player is able to attend any career enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals.
The WHL is the leading supplier of scholarships in Western Canada and offers the most comprehensive scholarship in North America.
The WHL provides the top young talent in the west with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals. The WHL is committed to recognizing academic excellence.