Cole Tymkin looked and played smart to become the SIJHL’s rookie of the year this past season with the Fort Frances Lakers.
Now the 17-year-old local resident is being hailed for his book smarts, too.
Tymkin was selected as the Lakers’ representative on the 2016 CJHL All-Academic All-Canadian Champions Team.
The team is new this season to the CJHL, which created it to recognize academic excellence of full-time student-athletes for each of the 10 Junior ‘A’ league champions nationwide.
Players will be awarded a $500 scholarship and a certificate for their accomplishment.
Tymkin had 48 points in 49 games with the Lakers during the regular season.
He notched six points in nine playoff games, then added one assist in two games at last week’s Dudley Hewitt Cup in Kirkland Lake.