"It was unexpected at the time," recalls Benko, now a member of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder. "It was about six weeks into my (AJHL) rookie season. Having to go to Calgary was quite surprising. I really didn't know anyone there, and it was a big city that I had to adjust to.
It is perhaps this humble attitude that has led Keenleyside, 21, to his current status as a student-athlete. Currently, he resides in Portage College in Lac La Biche, Alberta. He is a right-wing for the Voyageurs in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men's hockey.
Being a head coach at the post-secondary level can be described as more of a lifestyle than a job. The hours are long, you are never off the clock, the highs are euphoric, and lows are stressful. At the end of the day, the passion for the game, the rewarding feeling of watching student-athletes develop as both players and people can't be replicated anywhere else.
If you take a quick look at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) archives, it will show that Tate Locke, formerly of the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder men’s hockey team, is still the ACAC all-time leading scorer in ACAC hockey history with 188 points (58 goals 130 assists) accumulated during 107 regular season games from 1997-2001.
Some sort of record must have been achieved when the Grant MacEwan University Griffins defeated the Red Deer Kings in their best-of-three 2018-2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Hockey Championships semi-final series.
Catching up with former Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men’s hockey stars who have taken their game to the next level, we will find two ACAC alumni lacing up in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).
From 2012-to-2017 Austin Kozluk wore – in chronological order - the hockey jerseys of the Halton Hurricanes, Orangeville Flyers, Brampton Bombers, Sherbrooke Phoenix, Cobourg Cougars, Aurora Tigers and Soo Thunderbirds.
RDC Queens Women’s Cross Country, SAIT Trojans Men’s Cross Country, Lakeland Rustlers Women’s Volleyball, SAIT Trojans Men’s Basketball, MacEwan Griffins Men’s and Women’s Hockey are all in the running for their third straight ACAC title — making 2018/19 the year of three-peats.
In this the fourth installment of five features celebrating National Coaching Week, we asked Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference head coaches one question, "What is your favourite sports quote (also person that first said it or made it popular, be it from real life coaching or a movie) and what does it mean to you?"
In this the third installment of five features celebrating National Coaching Week, we asked Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference head coaches one question, "If you could pick the brain of one sports coach (alive or dead) who would it be and why?"
EDMONTON, ALTA. - The Edmonton Oilers rookies will faceoff against a NAIT-MacEwan All-Star Team comprised of players from the NAIT Ooks and MacEwan Griffins for the second straight year at Rogers Place on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm.
April 6, 2018 around 5 p.m. (CST) a bus transporting the Humboldt Broncos, members of Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, collided with a semi-trailer truck at the intersection of Saskatchewan Highway 35 and Saskatchewan Highway 335 near Armley, Saskatchewan.
When skating on Planet Ice, things can be out of this world.
Such was the case with the scoring prowess of two former Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men’s hockey alumni at this aptly named hockey arena in Peterborough, England.