Posted on May 10, 2012 by Christopher Thrall

Lloydminster Bobcat Jeff Lorenz will play hockey for the Augustana Vikings, starting next year, as he begins his post-secondary studies in Camrose.

The University of Alberta – Augustana Campus Vikings Men’s Hockey program is very pleased to announce that Jeff Lorenz of Lloydminster SK has committed to attend university in Camrose and play for the Vikings starting this fall.

Lorenz is a 6’3”, 210 lb. forward who will patrol the right wing and add valuable size and grit to the Vikings roster. “Jeff is a true power forward who has the potential to step directly into our line-up and make an immediate impact,” states Vikings Head Coach Blaine Gusdal. “We are very excited to have Jeff join our hockey program as his leadership skills will help fill the void created by the graduation of 5th year forward Richard Dupre.  He is a powerful athlete with a great combination of skill and toughness, assets that make him a valuable addition and should make his transition to collegiate hockey seamless.”

A three-year veteran of Junior A hockey, Lorenz is coming off his 20-year-old season having graduated from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL. In 2008-2009, prior to his junior career, Jeff was the Lloydminster Midget AAA Bobcats’ MVP. In 2009-2010, he was a member of the SJHL’s Nipawin Hawks where he was named their Rookie of the Year.

This past season, his second with his hometown Bobcats, Jeff played in 51 regular season games where he scored 14 goals and added 20 assists for 34 points to go along with 146 penalty minutes.  Over his 3 year Junior A career, Lorenz scored 33 goals and 65 assists for 98 points in 134 games, while also accumulating a total of 361 penalty minutes.

Planning on studying towards a U of Alberta Degree in Business, Lorenz has an older sister who also attended Augustana and graduated in 2010 with her Degree in Music.

Jeff adds, “I chose the U of A – Augustana as it’s the best option for me to continue my hockey career. With winning the ACAC Championship this past year, I know I am going to a winning school that is driven on success. The Augustana campus is awesome and with the smaller class sizes, I believe I will succeed not only on the ice, but also in school.”



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