Rex Turple Memorial Hockey Education Scholarship

The Rex Turple Scholarship was established in memory of Rex Turple. The scholarship is named to honour the memory of hockey player and coach Rex Turple.

Born April 17, 1930, Rex Turple played minor hockey in Olds and advanced to the Olds Elks Intermediate A team, playing with them for nine years. He traveled to Europe to coach and play hockey in Scotland, England and Austria.

In 1955-56, Rex played with the Ponoka Stampeders, who won the Western Canadian Intermediate A Championship. He also played with the Red Deer Rustlers who won the Western Canadian Intermediate A Championship in 1958-59. Rex played senior hockey in Kamloops, B.C. and was still playing old-timers hockey with the Capri Colts of Red Deer at the age of 59. He passed away October 15, 1990.

The Rex Turple Scholarship is available for students playing hockey for the Red Deer Vipers or the Heritage Junior “B” Hockey League.

Note: As per CRA regulations, our Foundation is not at liberty to disburse the awards directly to recipients. Rather, we release the funds directly to the post-secondary institution, which then credits the student’s tuition account.