Posted on March 9, 2016 by Christopher Thrall

And Vikings Hockey isn’t the only sport we’re celebrating!

Freddy-ColourMEN’S HOCKEY SEMI-FINAL NEWS

In the 2016 ACAC Men’s Hockey Championship semi-finals, the NAIT Ooks (#1) will square off against the Red Deer College Kings (#4) and the U of A-Augustana Vikings (#2) will meet Keyano College Huskies (#3) in the next best of three series. The Huskies advanced through the quarter-finals defeating the MacEwan University Griffins in three games, 1-6, 5-4 (OT), and 3-2, while the Kings also went three with SAIT Trojans, 6-1, 1-6, 3-2 (OT). The winner of each series will move onto the ACAC Men’s Hockey Championship Finals, best of three game series.

Watch your University of Alberta Augustana Vikings:

Game 1 – Friday, March 11th @ 5:00 PM (EnCana)
Game 2 – Saturday, March 12th @ 7:30 PM (EnCana)
Game 3* – Sunday, March 13th @ 2:00 PM (EnCana)*if neccessary

MVB Bronze webMEN’S VOLLEYBALL GOT BRONZE

The Vikings faced a tough semi-final opponent in RDC, forcing them into the bronze medal game vs. MHC.

Augustana Vikings Defeat Medicine Hat Rattlers 3-0  (25-17, 25-21, 25-17)
After winning last year’s ACAC championship, the Augustana Vikings found themselves in this year’s Bronze medal match against the Medicine Hat Rattlers. Both teams eased their way into the match before the Vikings pulled away at the end of the first set with smothering defence winning the set 25-17. The Rattlers fought hard in the 2nd set but had no answer for Augustana’s aggressive serving. The Vikings took the 2nd set 25-21 and rode the momentum to a 25-17 3rd set win and an ACAC Bronze medal. Player of the Game for the Augustana Vikings was #18 Devin Varga while POG for the Medicine Hat Rattlers was #2 Alfred Dalevik.

CURLING GOT SILVER

After a hard fought battle vs. NAIT, Vikings Men’s Curling came home with a silver medal. Next up… they are headed to Nationals in London, Ontario at the end of March.

Skip, Brad Schroeder was awarded ACAC Curler of the Year honours

GOLF GOT COLD

The Vikings got in some frosty competition, representing the department at Habitat for Humanity Camrose’s first annual CHARITY SNOW GOLF TOURNAMENT on Saturday. Lots of fun raising money for Habitat to “Putt up another house” for Camrose families in need.

SKI TEAMS WANT A SNOWSTORM

Biathlon & Skiing wish there was SNOW – they have two weeks of hard training left before Nationals and mother nature is not making that easy! There’s a little bit more of the white stuff now, and hopefully it stays long enough to get them through the season.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MADE PLAYOFFS

Women’s Basketball headed to Conference Championships at Lakeland College and placed 8th!

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ROOKIE WINS ACAC AWARD

Morgan Rigelhof was honoured with the ACAC North Region Rookie of the Year Award.

MEN’S BASKETBALL ROOKIE WINS ACAC AWARD

Read about Spencer Marion http://news.augustana.ualberta.ca/2016/03/marion-named-rookie-of-the-year/

Hair backAND FINALLY, A WORD ABOUT HOCKEY HAIR

Besides studying hard and getting ready for an important playoff series this weekend… Vikings Hockey is giving new meaning to “hockey hair” and are supporting kids with cancer. Read more about the project and give your support online here: http://news.augustana.ualberta.ca/2016/03/the-flow-must-go-vikings-hockey-supports-kids-with-cancer/


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