Preston Scott Pahl was a 2003 graduate of Bowling Green High School. He was a three year letterman on the Bobcat hockey team where he served as co-captain his senior year. He was selected as Best Defenseman his junior and senior year and received league academic honors as well. Preston was a member of the football team his freshman and sophomore years and was also active in 4H, FFA, and played summer baseball. Preston worked for his father in the family business, Pahl Builders, and was a volunteer hockey coach while he attended Hocking College.
Preston had a kind smile and quiet confidence. He led by example and was well-respected by his teammates, friends, and teachers. He was polite, respectful, considerate, and just a pleasure to be around. Preston loved the outdoors. He particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, boating, and snowmobiling. This love along with the love to help people in need drew him to attend Hocking College where he was pursuing an Associate In Applied Science Degree in Natural Resources Law Enforcement. After serving an internship the summer of 2006 with the Watercraft Division of the Department of Natural Resources he was convinced he had made the right career choice.
Preston became engaged Labor Day weekend of 2006 and the wedding was set for June 2007. He and his fiancé, Suzy Dally, were very much in love and had a very strong faith. They were very involved with their church and had a very strong commitment to their families. Preston was returning to Hocking College on the evening of October 2, 2006 when he was involved in an automobile accident. At the age of 21 years, he was taken from his family and friends.
In addition to a scholarship to aid a BGHS Hockey player, Preston's friends and family have set up a scholarship to help a deserving BGYHA player. The scholarship will cover one years fees up to $350.
The BGYHA Board of Trustees would like to thank the family and friends of Preston for their kind gift to our program.
The qualifications are as follows:
Open to any level house or travel player
Players are asked to write a short essay telling about themselves, an important influence in their life and why hockey is important to them.
Please submit all entries via the link below
Entries must be received by January 13, 2018
2018 - Dylan Pool, Noah Cope, Landen Naus, London Bernath, JT Webb, Ian Schwab, Sophie Schwab
2017- Conrad Schonlau, Thomas Binion, Dempsey Fox, Matthew Brinkman, Rhett Winger, Lou Howick
2016- Kelan Archer, Hayden Joseph, Jordan Naugle, Colton Lowe
2015- Nolan Winger, Brady Schutte, Ethan Helvoigt, Carson Schlatter
2014-Mason Bowers, Drake Joseph
The Bobcat Hockey Alumni Association is sponsoring a youth hockey scholarship for the 2017-2018 season. Fees for the season will be paid, for the player who receives the scholarship (up to $285). This scholarship is based on passion for the game, and commitment to the sport of hockey. Only Bowling Green residents, including travel players, are eligible to receive this scholarship.
Please fill out the application below and put in the BGYHA mailbox in the Ice Arena Skate Shop. Applications will be accepted through January 13th, 2018.
BGYHA would like to thank the Bobcat Hockey Alumni Association for their commitment to youth hockey.
2017/2018 - Brayden Clauson
2016/2017- Lou Howick
2015- JT Webb
2013- Jackson Bevins
2012- Adam Furnas