Posted on March 19, 2012 by Jadene Mah

The Vikings have won their first two games against the NAIT Ooks in the ACAC Finals!

The Vikings took to the ACAC Finals at home Friday night for Game 1 of the series. The Vikings did not disappoint the huge hometown crowd that came to cheer on the team, winning the contest 3-1. Matthew Foster was awarded Player of the Game for his two back to back goals in the second period, one of which was on the power play. Dane Bonish secured the Vikings lead with his goal in the final minutes of the third period.

On Saturday night the team played in Edmonton for game two versus the NAIT Ooks. Playing in front of the Ooks crowd didn’t seem to phase the team. The Ooks came out firing with a goal only 17 second into the first period. The Vikings would answer with a power play goal from Kenny Bradley, and an unassisted goal  by Matthew Foster in the first period. The Ooks would come back to tie up the game in the second period, but the Vikings would answer back early in the third period with goal from Adam Johnson. Adams goal would be followed by two more with Torrie Dyck and Scott Aucoin each putting pucks into the back of the net to win the game 5 –2. The Vikings now lead the series 2-0.

Vikings players took to Twitter over after the weekends game sending thanks to the many fans that have come out to support the team in their first trip to the ACAC Finals in 36 years. Wear  RED, show your team pride and become part of the Vikings Nation this Thursday March 22 as the Vikings head into Game 3 @ 7:30 in the Encana Area.

#vikesnation was loud and proud last night at the Encana 1-0 #vikes! Game 2 tonight in E-town hope to see the seas of red head north tonight!  – Dan Hope after game 1

Gotta be the first wave in the ACAC history #unrealcrowd #2togo
Adam Johnson after Game 1

HUUGGEE props to #vikesnation tonight. Best fans in the ACAC by miles #beauties #bodypaint #sicksigns #sickwave #endthedrought—Harrison Tribble after Game 1

Thanks to the fans that made is down to NAIT tonight. You guys were awesome! #beauties #cyathursday – Richard Dupre after Game 2

5-2 win at NAIT. Big ths to #vikingsnation for coming on the road to support the boys #1more – Paul Kolida after Game 2

From ACAC Hockey Online

For the first time since the 2009-10 quarter finals, the NAIT Ooks and the Augustana Vikings met in the post season.

On Friday, March 16th at Camrose, Matthew Foster tallied twice for the Vikings in a 3-1 victory over the Ooks. On Saturday, March 17th at Edmonton, Matthew Foster and Adam Johnson each scored a goal and added an assist as Augustana outscored NAIT 5-2.

On Thursday, March 22nd at Encana Arena in Camrose, the puck drops at 7:30 PM.


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