Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship Photo: Steve Woltmann/Chicago Wolves

Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship

The Chicago Wolves Hockey Team has created the Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship in loving memory of former player Tim Breslin. Breslin, who was one of the first three players signed by the franchise, passed away on Feb. 9, 2005, due to complications from appendiceal cancer.  The Addison native and Driscoll Catholic High School graduate played five seasons with the Wolves and was a member of the 1998 Turner Cup Championship squad.

2013-14 Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship Recipient


The 2013-14 recipient of the Tim Breslin Memorial scholarship, awarded annually to a high school senior, was Saint Viator High School student Tim Gruensfelder (left). Gruensfelder, a Mount Prospect resident, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4. He battled spinal tumors and multiple surgeries that forced him into a wheelchair, yet he has developed into a 4.0 student who played three years for a nationally ranked wheelchair basketball team and finished second in archery at the 2012 National Junior Disability Championship. Gruensfelder, who earned homecoming king honors at St. Viator in the fall, receives one semester of tuition at Saint Louis University.





Information on the 2014-15 Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship will be available in the fall.