The Mississauga Terriers Hockey Club and a private donor created the Joe Schembri Scholarship Fund. The intent of the Scholarship is to honour the outstanding contribution of Joe Schembri to the Mississauga Terriers and minor hockey.
Joe was one of the founding members of the organization. From the first meeting in 1977 he dedicated his life to creating a climate where young hockey players would have a chance to learn about the game of hockey, and in the process, develop into well-rounded citizens.
Under his direction, Terrier coaches and players have held aloft hundreds of championship trophies. Joe has celebrated all of those victories, but he has also delighted in the smaller, often un-recognized triumphs. The smile of a young player who has finally been selected to join the Terriers or a boy’s hands reaching into the air as his first goal is celebrated or the tears of a mom who is in awe of her son’s accomplishments. These are the victories that Joe looked to first.
Joe Schembri was a hockey volunteer, dedicated to the kids and their game. This scholarship is designed to continue that tradition by celebrating the success of our players.
The Scholarship is open to students from area high schools that currently play hockey with the Mississauga Terriers Midget or Under 21 teams and who will continue their post-secondary studies at college or university.
The recipient of this scholarship will understand Joe’s dedication to the Mississauga Terriers Hockey Club and will be committed to carrying on the Terrier’s tradition of “Doing It For The Kids”.