The 2023 Al Gustafson Memorial Scholarship was presented to Rhett & Reece Janisch by Board Member Polly Gustafson.
The Al Gustafson “Al Gus” Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Lincoln High School hockey player, male or female, who has lettered in hockey and will be continuing their education next fall. A letter from a hockey coach must be submitted with their comments on the level of effort and character displayed by the student.
Al Gustafson loved hockey…he started playing hockey as a young boy and continued his love as a referee and playing Oldtimers until the time of his passing. Al served as a mentor to many young referees. Al loved hunting…he grew up hunting and enjoyed the solitude of nature. Al loved flying…he took his first solo flight in December 1973 and since logged many hours through the years.
Al loved giving back…this scholarship was established by his wife Pauline, son Derek, daughter-in-law Heather Bjerken, Hallock graduating class of 1966, and from the proceeds of donations given in Al’s memory. This is their way to give back to the community that Al loved.