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Hockey Finals Schedule

Hockey Leads Series 2-0 & Thanks Vikings Nation

Color Night

Hockey All Conference Athletes

Photo of the Week

Torrie Dyck Named ACAC Hockey MVP

Adopt a Viking

Men’s Curling Headed to CCAA Invitational

Playoff Hockey Tickets Sales and Faculty/Staff Contest!

Curling ACAC All Conference

Edgeworth Fitness Centre Final Word by Josh Ryan

MacCulloch Clams Biathlon Championships Medals

Athlete Q & A: Scott Aucoin


Trust the Midas touch.


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

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

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


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Second Team

Goaltender *Joel Danyluk (Augustana)

Goaltender Travis Rolheiser (MacEwan)

Defense *Harrison Tribble (Augustana) Andy Willigar (NAIT)

Defense *Brad Bourke (Augustana) Justin Daigle (MRU)

Forwards *Torrie Dyck (Augustana) Andre Herman (Concordia)

Forwards Steele Boomer (NAIT) *Dan Hope (Augustana) Tyler Jewitt (MRU)


After missing ten games of the regular season to injury Captain Torrie Dyck quickly ascended the ACAC leader board. BY the end of the regular season he finished in 8th with 14 goals, 18 assists for 32 points. Torrie leads the ACAC with an average of 1.78 points/ game. He was also awarded ACAC Athlete of the week on March 5-11, for his outstanding playoff performance in the semi finals versus SAIT Torrie boasts only 10 penalty minutes over the regular season demonstrating his disciplined, focused, and respectful style of play. He was also named ACAC 1st Team All Conference for the second year in a row. In the 2010-11 Season Torrie was the league leading scored, and in 2009-10 was named ACAC Rookie of the Year.


On March 20th the Vikings Men’s Curling team will head to Peterborough, Ontario for the first CCAA National Invitational. After placing second in the ACAC Curling Championships the team secured their place to the invitational along with the Red Reed College men’s team. The team consisting of skip Kendall Warawa, third Donald Meurs, second Wyatt Warawa, lead Ethan Laverty and fifth Dillon Wing are excited to see where they measure up against the best college teams in the country. The 4 day Bonspiel will be a challenge but the team is excited to be part of the beginning of what many hope will become solidified CCAA Championship event and title.


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Vikings Photo Gallery


This past week members of the Vikings Biathlon team represent their home provinces at the Biathlon National Championships in Valcartier, Quebec. It was a successful week for the team with Ryan Burlingame posting good results in the Junior Men’s category with a 6th place finish in the sprint and an 8th place finish in the Mass Start. Senior athlete Alex Frost boasted some of the best shooting on the week averaging 84% after sending 50 shots down range over the week and only missing 7. The highlight results of the week came from Keely MacCulloch who showed stamina over the three days of tough Junior Women competition. In the 10km Mass Start Keely fought back form some tough shooting in her last two bouts to finish with a bronze medal. During the Sprint competition Keely improved her shooting and closed the gap on the leaders bringing home another bronze medal. On the final day of competition Keely showed her skiing and shooting abilities in the pursuit. The pursuit race is designed so that you have to chase the leaders from the day before. Keely found herself being chased but also chasing the top two position. Keely was able to move up into silver medal after shooting 19/20 and out skiing her competition. These are the first National Championship medals for Keely. Congratulations! Augustana Vikings Representing Their Provinces Alberta Alex Frost Ryan Burlingame Devin Berquist Kai Skinstad Keely MacCulloch Carly Shiell Jennifer Paterson

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Balancing the books‌ Sleep, eat, classes, group projects, studying, team practice, strength training, travel, competition, eat, sleep, repeat‌ Not all days are like this, but our student-athletes, on average, dedicate 21 hours a week to training and performing in their chosen sport. Add in weekend travel to competitions, athletic therapy, and involvement in community initiatives and there is little to no time remaining to take on part-time jobs to offset the costs of attending university. Financial assistance is crucial to the continuation of the proud tradition of sporting and academic excellence at Augustana. Invest in our athletes and their dreams will become reality. To Adopt an Athlete click on the link below and pick the sport your athlete participates in and honour them with a gift in their name. Adopt a Viking Online Giving Page Thank You Vikings Athletics


Why did you choose to attend Augustana? It’s close to home and it gave me a chance to continue to play hockey while getting a quality education. Who has been your biggest influence in your life thus far? My parents. They have always supported me in anything I do

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This weekend I got take part in enjoying the 3A boys basketball provincial championship final game 60-57 in overtime, thanks in no small part to Connor Foreman, younger brot for me, the moment that stood out more than anything else wasn't the basket Connor s left, one of the close misses of the opposing Cochrane Cobras, or even the cheer that ro hustling to give the ball to the officials and apologizing for getting heated during a discu Sportsmanship at times can be thrown under the bus when considering the factors of co and nail to defeat the opposition is a big part of why people are drawn to sport, one of compete as hard as they possibly can while respecting the rules and all those involved w managing to be a sportsperson despite the intensity of competition, but also good chara the rules and standards of play to win. If you consider some of the best professional athletes in history, a common theme for m and the sporting world. One of the reasons tennis star Roger Federer is so renowned ha with the media as his success on the court. Hockey players such as Wayne Gretzky, Stev teresting article I recently came across shares a story of Yzerman taking time out of his http://www.aolnews.com/2009/11/09/steve-yzerman-the-most-gracious-of-superstars/ I help out someone in the media. When considering our own Vikings athletes, I think that we have done a great job in thi tory over S.A.I.T. they had to endure a tremendous onslaught of dirty play from their Tr came out on top in the series. Our fans deserve some credit here as well, since we now to keep it clean and in good fun.


p, hosted by Camrose Comp. The host squad took the ther of Augustana's own Taylor Foreman. Interestingly scored to tie the game at 50 with less than 10 seconds ose when the final buzzer went off. It was Connor ussion of a foul earlier in the game. ompetitive sport. While rivalries and fighting tooth the best qualities we can say of athletes is that they with the game. It shows not only good self control by acter by sticking to one's morals rather than bypass

most is that of being great ambassadors for their sport as as much to do with his temperament and humility eve Yzerman, and Joe Sakic are good examples. An ins day to help out a reporter in need of transportation. It's not every day you see a hockey player willing to

is regard. In our hockey team's recent Semifinal vicrojan rivals. Despite this, the boys battled on and w have a reputation of great crowds, the fans manage

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