Posted on June 13, 2011 by Jadene Mah

The U of A – Augustana Vikings Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that Adam Johnson of Hay Lakes, Ab. has committed to attend university in Camrose and play for the Vikings come this September.  “We are very excited to have Adam join our hockey program,” states Vikings Head Coach Blaine Gusdal.  “He is …

The U of A – Augustana Vikings Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that Adam Johnson of Hay Lakes, Ab. has committed to attend university in Camrose and play for the Vikings come this September.  “We are very excited to have Adam join our hockey program,” states Vikings Head Coach Blaine Gusdal.  “He is a proven leader with great character and an abundance of play-off experience in the AJHL.  Adam will be counted on in many facets of our game and I expect he will have a tremendous career as a Viking.”

A three year veteran of the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, Johnson is coming off his final AJHL season where he led his team in all scoring categories.  The Barons’ captain finished the 2010-2011 season with 28 goals and 30 assists for 58 pts.

The 5’11” right winger scored 53 regular season goals over his final two years in the AJHL.

Following the 2010-2011 season, Johnson was named the Oil Barons’ Most Dedicated Player and was recognized as the runner-up for the AJHL’s Most Dedicated Player Award.  Adam also received the 2011 Enerflex AJHL Scholarship.  “His dedication to the team, both on and off the ice, is a coach’s dream,” stated Barons Coach Tom Keca. “His work ethic is contagious and he is respected not only by his teammates, but by his opponents as well.”

Prior to his AJHL career, Johnson attended High School in Hay Lakes while he played for the Camrose Midget Kodiaks.  His High School Principal described Adam as a top student and exemplary role model who achieved honors in academics.  “These are examples of the attributes that Adam will bring to our program,” adds Coach Gusdal.  “I anticipate he will fit in very well with the group of Vikings we have assembled.”

Planning on working towards a U of A Degree in Business, Johnson says he chose Augustana for many reasons; “First, it is close to home and I will have family and friends at every game.  The fact I can get a U of A degree in a small school was a huge factor and when I was growing up in Camrose, the Vikings were role models to me and now I hope I can be the same to younger kids in Camrose.”

Should be a great fit….!


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