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Vipers Scholarships Awards
The Red Deer Vipers initiated a Scholarship Fund to assist players who are continuing their education. Each recipient must complete and pass courses in order to qualify.
Rex Turple Memorial Hockey Education Fund
Born April 17, 1930. Rex Turple played Minor Hockey in Olds and advanced to the Olds Elks Intermediate A team, playing with them for 9 years.
He traveled to Europe to coach and play hockey for Scotland, England and Austria.
In 1955-56 Rex played with the Ponoka Stampeders to win the Canadian Intermediate A Championship.
He also played with the Red Deer Rustlers, which won the Western Canadian Intermediate Championship in 1958-1959.
Rex continued to play Senior hockey in Kamloops, BC and was still playing Oldtimers Hockey with the Capri Colts of Red Deer at age 59. He passed away October 15, 1990.
In tribute to his passion for hockey a Memorial Education Fund for hockey players was establish