McGrail wins OHA bursary

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Wyoming's Jace McGrail, seen here over the weekend at the Peterborough Petes development camp, is one of eight winners of the Ontario Hockey League/Dairy Farmers of Ontario bursary.

Wyoming high school student Jace McGrail is one of eight winners of the Ontario Hockey League/Dairy Farmer of Ontario bursary awards.

McGrail says he learned to skate on a backyard rink his dad, Steve, built when he was just three with mom, Lisa, teaching him how to skate backwards.

McGrail says “logged a lot of hours on that backyard rink.”

McGrail started playing organized hockey in Petrolia and then with the Lambton Jr Sting. He was drafted by the Peterborough Petes of the OHL and was at the development camp this weekend. He also plays for the Sarnia Legionnaires.

McGrail says over the years being in hockey has helped teach him the important skills of “time management, communication, collaboration, and goal setting.”

McGrail has a 93 average at school saying his family “instilled in me how much of priority education should be.”

McGrail will use the $6,000 bursary as he heads to Lambton College to the Instrumentation Control Engineering Technician program.