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Upcoming Game Schedual Men’s & Women’s Volleyball Vs. LAKE Jan 18th @ 6 & 8 AWAY Vs. LAKE Jan 19th @ 6 & 8 HOME

Men’s & Women’s Basketball Vs. LAKE Jan 18th @ 6 & 8 HOME

Vs. LAKE Jan 19th @ 6 & 8 AWAY Men’s Hockey Vs. SAIT Jan 18th @ 7:30 HOME

Welcome Back!

January 15th 2012

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Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Vs. SAIT By Siobahn McKenna This past weekend the Augustana Men's and Women's Volleyball Teams took on the SAIT Trojans. Home on Friday January 11th and away on Saturday January 12th. The women's match began promisingly, teams neck and neck, but SAIT ended up taking the match and the women could not take back the momentum and were beaten in three sets.

Stefanie Zahara received Player of the Game. The Men's team took the Trojans, who are at the top of the league to four on Friday night but could not take a win. Naz received Player of the Game. On Saturday the women lost in three again but felt that they had played a better game overall. Kristy Wade received Player of the

Game. The Men's team won the first set against SAIT but could not pull through and had a couple more shaky games before reaching an ultimate loss. This weekend both teams take on Lakeland, away on Friday, home on Saturday.

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Men’s Hockey vs. Grant MacEwan The 2013 portion of the schedule began with a home and home series with the Grant MacEwan Griffins for the men’s hockey team. Wednesday evening at the Encana arena the men’s team skated to a 5 -3 victory in front of the Augustana faithful. First year Viking Craig Cornelson posted a great game netting a hat trick leading the Vikings. The line of Hope, Cornelson, and Aucoin were flying in the matchup contributing greatly to the men’s 5 goals. The goaltending duties were split between Paul Kolida and Joel Danyluk.

Saturday Evening in Edmonton the Vikings offence kept scoring at great pace winning the match up 10-4. First year North Battleford product Boyd Wakelin led the Vikings with a total of 5 points, as seven different Vikings contributed towards the ten goals. Harrison Tribble had a good weekend on the score sheet as well and capped it off with the nicest goal of the year for the Vikings to date. At this point of the season offence has been key for the Vikings who find five players in the top

twenty of league scoring. Next weekend will bring a huge test for the men as a home and home series with the Sait Trojans will commence. Come on out to Encana and support the boys as this rough rivalry continues Friday night with a 7:30 puck drop.

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. SAIT Both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams were able to pull out a win at home this weekend against the Grant MacEwan Griffins. The stands were packed with fans expecting a win and the women’s team did not disappoint. They took on the third place ranked Griffins and beat them 70 to 66.

The women still remain undefeated. The men played hard against the Grant MacEwan Griffens and there hard work paid off as they beat them 87 to 77. Lee Dandefer lead the team and sunk 3 after 3. He was named player of the game.

Shane was awarded for competing in his 100th game in the ACAC.

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Congratulations To Shayn Bruney on His 100th Game!

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The Final Word A Look Back at 2012 By Josh Ryan Welcome back everyone; hope the holidays were full of merriness and goodwill. As we get set to embark on the second half of the ACAC season, let’s take a look back at some of the accomplishments of the Vikings in the year 2012.


-February 10th: The men’s volleyball team clinched a playoff berth in the program’s second season with a 3-1 win over the visiting Medicine Hat Rattlers. Rookie Andrew Kaliel had an inspired performance coming off of the bench, posting 9 kills in only 2 @UOFA_AUGVIKINGS sets. #GOVIKINGS

-February 18th: A 74-70 victory over the visiting N.A.I.T. Ooks clinched third place in JOIN OUR FACEBOOK the North Division for the women’s basketball team. They went on to have a spirited FAN PAGE! series against the Lethbridge Kodiaks, falling in the best of three 2-1. -February 22nd: Due a complicated tie, the Vikings men’s basketball team had to travel to Calgary to take on S.A.I.T. in a sudden death contest to qualify for playoffs. The Vikings rose to the challenge, routing the Trojans 80-54 and qualifying for the postseason for the first time in coach David Drabiuk’s time here at Augustana. -March 23rd: The Vikings hockey team won the ACAC championship, defeating the N.A.I.T. Ooks in double overtime and 3 games to 1. Dean Prpick scored the golden goal. -April 11th: The Vikings held their 2012 Colour Night Athletic Awards Banquet was held in the Augustana Gymnasium. Andrew Pohl and Maya Zimmerman were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year. -September 8th: Vikings Athletics held the first ever Vikings Wall of Fame Dinner. The event featured some illustrious guests, including NHL Stanley Cup Champion Craig Simpson and his wife Jamie Sale, famous for her Olympic gold in pair’s figure skating, as well as NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier. Inducted into the Vikings Wall of Fame were Clarence and Irvin Servold, Karel Lunde, Yvonne Visser, Dr. Garry Gibson and the 1974-75 National Championship Hockey Team. -October 10th: The Augustana Vikings hockey team raised their ACAC championship banner. They followed the ceremony by defeating the Portage Voyageurs 7-2. -October 26th: The women’s volleyball team earned their first ACAC win, defeating the Keyano Huskies 3-1. A number of team records were set; including most kills by the team in a match and most digs by one player in a match, Kerri Alcorn with 23. -November 24th: With a win over the N.A.I.T. Ooks to end the first half, the Augustana Vikings women’s basketball team went into the Christmas break undefeated and ranked 4th in the country. That is all for now folks. Let’s continue the momentum of 2012 into 2013.

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