Luka Marinic Named CCHL2 2018-19 Scholastic & Ability Award Winner

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By: Dante De Caria

Ottawa, Ontario – The Central Canada Hockey League is proud to announce that ’98 born Renfrew Timberwolves forward and captain Luka Marinic is the winner of the 2018-19 CCHL2 Scholastic & Ability award.

Marinic, 20, is in his fifth and final year of junior hockey after spending four years of his career with the Renfrew Timberwolves and one with the Pembroke Lumber Kings. This year, Marinic has posted an 80-average in his UOttawa nursing course at Algonquin College, Pembroke, where he will receive a Bachelor of Science in nursing when he is done. Outside of the classroom, the Pembroke native ranks fourth in the league in goals (28), seventh in points (58) and ninth in assists (30) while playing in just 36-games.

Timberwolves General Manager and Head Coach Brent Sylvester signed Luka Marinic as a 16-year-old in the 2014-15 season, and is very proud to have seen him grown on and off the ice.

“Every since I signed him as a 16-year-old, I knew what I was getting, and that is a person that cares and is always willing to help on and off the ice,” said the veteran GM. “Luka has meant a lot our organization over the years and is deserving of this award because of what he does on the ice while balancing a tough course off the ice and never missing a team function.¬†A true class act.”

Marinic’s Renfrew Timberwolves have not clinched a playoff spot just yet. The Arnprior Packers are only three points behind them for the fifth and final playoff spot. A Renfrew win and an Arnprior loss can clinch them a berth in the Wild Card Series.

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Credit: Dante De Caria