Vikings Nation Issue 2.1 • October 9th 2013
Welcome Back Augustana Vikings! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Catch up with Men’s Hockey New This Year: Golf Team Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Men’s Hockey Stumbles Out of the Gate By Harrison Tribble
On September 4th, the defending CIS Men’s Hockey Canada West Champions, the University of Alberta Golden Bears, paid a visit to the Encana Arena. In a hard fought edition of the “Battle of the University of Alberta”, the Vikings stuck with the Bears for the first two periods. In the third period, however, the Golden Bears proved to be too much for the Vikes to handle. The Bears scored 2 quick goals to open things up, leaving the final score at 5-1. Following the Bears game, the Vikings were able to recover to a 3-2-1 preseason record. On September 25, the Vikings welcomed the resurrected Red Deer College Kings to the Encana Arena for the ACAC League Home Opener. Despite a nine year absence from ACAC hockey, the Kings came on strong taking a 1-0 lead in the second period. Last seasons’ ACAC goal scoring leader, Craig Cornelson, tied things up, but the Kings responded quickly regaining their lead. The Kings’ 2 goals proved to be enough, as the Vikings dropped the first game of the season. On September 27, the Vikings headed to Red Deer hoping to return the favor and play spoiler in the Kings’ home opener. The Vikings played hard in Red Deer, but could not best goaltender Kramer Barnstable, who posted a 29 save shutout in a 1-0 Kings’ victory. For the first time in a long time, coach Gusdal and Vikings hockey are seeing some adversity early in the season. If there is one positive to take from the 0-2 start, it is that goal tending will not be an issue this season. Joel Danyluk and Andy Williams both looked stellar in their debut. Chase Martin will get his first taste of ACAC hockey when he starts between the pipes this Friday October 4th as the Vikings look to get their swagger back against the Briercrest clippers. Puck drops at 7:30 Friday night and 2:00 Saturday afternoon.
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Men’s Hockey Team Picks up Their Socks for an Impressive Weekend By Joel Danyluk The Vikings Men’s Hockey Team took on the Briercrest Clippers this past weekend in two home games. We were looking to get our first wins of the season against the hard working Clippers team. In this pursuit for a win, First year goalie Chase Martin received the start in goal on Friday night. It was his first game in the ACAC regular season league and the team came out with an offensive punch winning with an impressive score of 11-4. The Vikings were led by 3rd year forward Adam Johnson who scored 4 goals and added one assist. The Vikings had a little bit of a scare on Saturday afternoon but came out victorious in overtime with a goal scored by 5th year forward Scott Aucoin to win the game 4-3. Chase Martin picked up his second win of the season in goal and improved the team’s record to 2-2. Overall it was a positive weekend with 15 goals in comparison to the opening weekend where we only scored 1 goal. The teams within the ACAC this year seem to be more evenly matched, with any team capable of winning any night. The previous years we saw gaps between the first place and last place clubs but the league is improving as a whole. Up next for the hockey team is going to be the toughest test yet. We face our rivals the SAIT Trojans this coming weekend with puck drop Friday night at 7:30, at the Encana Arena. Hope to see you all there!
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Augustana Golf Team Debut By Katelyn Stewart The Vikings Golf Team this year consisted of 8 players: Cole Feth, Darion Geddes, Chase Martin, Braxton Fox, Thomas Regier, Katelyn Stewart, April Strandlund and Celine Amundrud. Our head coach was Camrose Golf Club’s Bill Penny, who generously donated his time to helping us improve and teaching us how to compete. Vikings Athletics Director, Greg Ryan, assisted the team at our first tournament in Lacombe and Neil Hepburn helped out for our final weekend tournament in Olds. We entered our debut season with the hopes of proving we could compete with the existing teams of the ACAC. Our first tournament was the ACAC North Regional Tournament, hosted by Red Deer College at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club on September 14th and 15th. Saturday’s round started late in the afternoon, resulting in the women’s teams having to finish 6 holes the following morning, in addition to completing Sunday’s 18 holes. Some of us were new to tournament play, so the Lacombe weekend served as a good learning experience and as a starting point to improve from. Cole Feth finished highest of our men’s team, shooting 81 and 78, and placing 9th out of 55 golfers. April Strandlund finished highest of our women’s team, shooting 102 and 105, and placing 10th out of 18 golfers. The Vikings men’s golf team finished 6th out of 8 teams, just 2 strokes back from 5th place. The Vikings women’s golf team finished 4th out of 4 teams, also just 2 strokes back from 3rd place. After a weekend break, we attended ACAC Provincial Championships at the Olds Golf Club on September 28th and 29th. We traveled down a day early so that we could golf a practice round and get a feel for the course. Now that we knew what to expect from our opponents, and the course, we were much more prepared to compete. The men were on the tee box first on Saturday, all wearing toques and gloves as they waited for the day to begin. But despite our readiness to compete, the lightning quick greens and intense wind on Saturday left most of the tournament participants disappointed with their play. Fighting the elements, both teams managed to improve their game for the final day of the tournament. Results to come soon, as official results have yet to be posted on the ACAC website.
Your Work Out of the Week! Get Abs of Steel!
30 Crunches 20 Bicycle Crunches 30 Toe Touches 20 Reverse Crunches 15 Side Plank Hip Lifts (R) 30 Crunches 15 Side Plank Hip Lifts (L) 40 Russian Twists
30 Bicycle Crunches 30 Oblique V-Ups 20 Reverse Crunches 15 Leg Lifts
Saying Goodbye to Shayne Bruney, David Shantz, Michael Swampy, Logan Gray, and Simon Irving at their final league game at home.
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This Weekendâ€™s Soccer Give these new teams a warm Augustana welcome and show them your support! Women Play @ 2:00 Men Play @ 4:00 On the Augustana Soccer Field
Why not top off your Thanksgiving weekend with mini donuts! Mini Donut Truck will be on Site at both Games!
Cheer on your Vikings this week! And Don’t Forget to Wear Pink! Men’s Basketball Exhibition vs Canadian University College October 9th (TONIGHT!) @ 7:30 HOME Hockey vs. SAIT October 11th @ 7:30 HOME Octover 12th @ 7:00 AWAY Soccer Exhibition vs. Lakeland College October 14th Women @ 2:00 HOME Men @ 4:00 HOME
Awareness Month Events in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
Oct. 9th Oct. 25th
Augustana Vikings Menâ€™s Basketball Augustana Vikings Volleyball
Augustana Vikings Hockey
Bras Around the Lake
Augustana Vikings Basketball Home Opener
2013-14 Home Game Schedule Vikings Hockey
All Games at Encana Arena September 18th, 2013 7:30 PM vs NAIT Exhibition September 25th, 2013 7:30 PM vs RDC October 4th, 2013 7:30 PM vs BC October 5th, 2013 2:00 PM vs BC October 11th, 2013 7:30 PM vs SAIT October 26th, 2013 7:30 PM vs GMU October 30th, 2013 7:30 PM vs NAIT November 16th, 2013 7:30 PM vs PC November 22nd, 2013 7:30 PM vs CUCA November 29th, 2013 7:30 PM vs RDC January 17th, 2014 7:30 PM vs SAIT January 24th, 2014 7:30 PM vs KC January 25th, 2014 2:00 PM vs KC January 29th, 2014 7:30 PM bs GMU February 5th, 2014 7:30 PM NAIT February 22nd, 2014 7:30 PM vs PC March 1st, 2014 7:30 PM vs CUCA
XC Running Events
Start/Finish at Stoney Creek Centre October 12th, 2013 ACAC Grand Prix & Augustana Turkey Trot
Curling Home Events
All Curling at Rose City Curling Centre November 2nd, 2013 Continental Cup vs. Lakeland College November 22-24th, 2013 ACAC Fall Regionals
XC Skiing Home Events
Start/Finish at Stoney Creek Centre December 14th, 2014 Varsity Monkey Race January 18th, 2014 Ole Uffda Loppett
Biathlon Home Events
All Games at Augustana Gymnasium September 27th, 2013 6:00 Women vs Alumni October 4th, 2103 7:30 PM Men vs Alumni November 2nd, 2013 6:00 and 8:00 vs CUCA November 8th, 2013 6:00 and 8:00 vs KINGS November 16th, 2013 6:00 and 8:00 vs NAIT December 6-7 6:00 and 8:00 vs Montana State Northern January 2nd – 4th, 2014 High School Boys Basketball Tournament January 3rd, 2014 6:00 Men vs TBA January 4th, 2014 6:00 men vs NAIT January 10th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs LETH January 11th, 2014 1:00 and 3:00 vs STMU January 17th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs BC January 18th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs MHC January 24th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs GPRC January 25th, 2014 1:00 and 3:00 vs GPRC February 7th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs LAKE February 15th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs GMU March 28th, 2014 6:00 Boys Jr. High All-Star Celebration and Skills Clinic March 29th, 2014 Boys High School All-Star Series and Skills Clinic March 30th, 2014 Vikings Men’s Basketball ID Camp
All Games at Augustana Gymnasium September 28th, 2013 Men’s Home Tournament October 25th, 2013 6:00 and 8:00 vs OC November 1st, 2013 6:00 and 8:00 vs CUCA November 15th, 2013 6:00 and 8:00 vs LETH November 16th, 2013 1:00 and 3:00 vs LETH January 11th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs SAIT January 16th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs RDC January 31st, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs BC February 1st, 2014 1:00 and 3:00 vs BC February 8th, 2014 6:00 and 8:00 vs KINGS
Start/Finish at Camrose Shooting Sports/Ski Club -Biathlon Range TBA 2014 Calforex Cup