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Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Athlete of the Week

January 12-18, 2015

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Female Athlete of the Week
Breanna Frasca
NAIT
Women's Hockey

The NAIT Ooks women’s hockey team increased their lead at the top of the ACAC standings this past weekend with a sweep of the 2nd place SAIT Trojans.

Marmot Basin/Hostelling International Jasper Male Athlete of the Week
Pedro Bianchi
Keyano College
Men's Futsal

With 9 goals, Pedro Bianchi was the leading scorer for the Keyano Huskies during their four-game winning performance at the ACAC Futsal Tournament #1 held at Ambrose College in Calgary.

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News Highlights

Common Name Uncommon Journey

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

01/22/2015...Olds, Alberta - Mary Smith is used to doubling up when it comes to work, sports and life.

While attending Red Deer College she was part of several Alberta Colleges Athletic College medal teams: 2010-2011 mixed doubles with Keelan Stefanik, silver; women’s doubles with Paige Currah, bronze; 2011-2012 women’s doubles with Mizuki Awai, gold;

Smith also captured silver in women’s single competition in 2010-2011.

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Badminton Officially Returns to the ACAC This Weekend

01/22/2015...Edmonton - ACAC badminton officially returns this weekend after being relegated to an exhibition sport for the past two seasons because of a lack of participating institutions. A change in format has allowed ACAC member institutions to return to badminton and this season will see four participating programs; NAIT, Concordia, The King’s University, and Olds College.

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Never too Old to Play Hockey or go Back to School

 by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips 

01/20/2015...Calgary, Alberta - Sports take its toll on the body. Bumps and bruises do not lie.

Just ask SAIT Trojans hockey player Adam Hobson.

Having played high-calibre hockey since the age of 15, when he was called up for his first cup of coffee in the Western Hockey League (2002-2003) with the Spokane Chiefs, Hobson has had to sit out majority of the 2014-2015 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season, his first, due to injuries.

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Dyck Focused on Faith and Volleyball

by ACAC Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips

01/18/2015....Calgary, Alberta - An honest guesstimate is that 99% of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference student/athletes participating in basketball will never make it to the National Basketball Association. The same may be true about top volleyball pro leagues.

Simple math, the two sports have more than one billion participants world-wide and only a few spots for a select few at the top echelons.

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