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Chynoweth Made Hockey Better

From John McGourty at NHL.com,

Many former Canadian junior players, past and present, have gone on to NHL careers, but many more have gotten college educations as a result of the scholarship programs that Chynoweth instituted.

“Ed was the prime mover in the concept that not everybody gets to ‘The Show,’” said his longtime friend, Jim Donlevy, the WHL’s director of education services. “These kids worked their buns off during their careers in the WHL and we have to protect them, Ed said. It was part of his philosophy to develop the whole person, not just inside the boards. This is his legacy, a huge legacy for this man. It’s wonderful what he did.

“He never apologized for a kid wanting to play in the WHL to get to the NHL. That’s their objective. Ed was able to convince others that there was no question that something had to be done on the post-career education-end of things. The seeds of that course were planted by Ed.”

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