Partnering with the ACAC hockey teams and coaches resulted in many milestones including the establishment of the ACAC Hockey Information Guides and ACAC Hockey Weekly in 1994, the establishment of the ACAC Hockey Online website in 1998 (two years prior to a conference website), the establishment of ACAC Hockey Online's Player of the Week in 2009, the establishment of the @acacmens and @acacwomens feeds on Twitter in 2011 (eight months prior to a conference feed) and the acknowledgement of ACAC Hockey Online's 50 of the 50th in 2014 for men's hockey. The 2016 ACAC Men's & Women's Records based upon information compiled and reconciled in the spring of 2016 culminate the partnership's efforts.
Without the ongoing assistance, co-operation, support and trust of the hockey coaches over 35 years of involvement in ACAC hockey, the aforementioned would not have been possible. A positive environment existed which provided a forum to relay ACAC hockey information.
The header above has image links to the new site and new feed while the footer below has links to service providers that deserve consideration with respect to application services, design services, and sports services as well as freelance editing, writing, and photography.
In addition to ACAC Hockey Online's 50 of the 50th, contact information for head coaches of the current teams as well as the current schedule, past champions, and more can be accessed via the text dropdowns in the header. There's also a new common feed for ACAC hockey info.
|Augustana Vikings||Camrose, Alberta||Blaine Gusdal||(780) email@example.com|
|Briercrest Clippers||Caronport, Saskatchewan||Jamie Ramer||(306) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Concordia Thunder||Edmonton, Alberta||Dan Glegloff||(780) email@example.com|
|MacEwan Griffins||Edmonton, Alberta||Bram Stephen||(780) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|NAIT Ooks||Edmonton, Alberta||Tim Fragle||(780) email@example.com|
|Portage Voyageurs||Lac La Biche, Alberta|
|Red Deer Kings||Red Deer, Alberta||Trevor Keeper||(403) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SAIT Trojans||Calgary, Alberta||Dan Olsen||(403) email@example.com|
BEST OF THREE QUARTER FINALS
SAIT vs. Concordia, Dates and Times TBA
|1965-66||Mount Royal Junior College Cougars||Cecil Thompson|
|1966-67||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks||John Utendale|
|1967-68||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks||Doug Hall|
|1968-69||Mount Royal Junior Cougars||Don Stouffer|
|1969-70||Red Deer College Kings||Val Schneider|
|1970-71||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks (Co-champions)||Walt Babiy, Bill Bresnahan|
|1970-71||Red Deer College Kings (Co-champions)||Val Schneider|
|1971-72||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks||Dr. Garnet Cummings|
|1972-73||Mount Royal College Cougars||J. Lyn Bannister|
|1973-74||Mount Royal College Cougars||J. Lyn Bannister|
|1974-75||Camrose Lutheran College Vikings||Joe Voytechek|
|1975-76||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks||Dr. Garnet Cummings|
|1976-77||Red Deer College Kings||Allan Ferchuk|
|1977-78||Red Deer College Kings||Allan Ferchuk|
|1978-79||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Bob Moore|
|1979-80||Red Deer College Kings||Allan Ferchuk|
|1980-81||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Bob Moore|
|1981-82||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Bob Moore|
|1982-83||Red Deer College Kings||Allan Ferchuk|
|1983-84||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Perry Pearn|
|1984-85||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Perry Pearn|
|1985-86||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Perry Pearn|
|1986-87||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Perry Pearn|
|1987-88||Mount Royal College Cougars||Jim Webster|
|1988-89||Red Deer College Kings||Mike Babcock|
|1989-90||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Perry Pearn|
|1990-91||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Rick Carriere|
|1991-92||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Perry Pearn|
|1992-93||Mount Royal College Cougars||Scott Atkinson|
|1993-94||Red Deer College Kings||Ron Kraft|
|1994-95||Mount Royal College Cougars||Scott Atkinson|
|1995-96||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Don Depoe|
|1996-97||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Ken Babey|
|1997-98||Mount Royal College Cougars||Scott Atkinson|
|1998-99||Mount Royal College Cougars||Scott Atkinson|
|1999-2000||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2000-01||Mount Royal College Cougars||Scott Atkinson|
|2001-02||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2002-03||Concordia University College of Alberta Thunder||Jim MacLean|
|2003-04||Grant MacEwan College Griffins||Terry Ewasiuk|
|2004-05||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2005-06||Mount Royal College Cougars||Scott Welsh|
|2006-07||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2007-08||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2008-09||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2009-10||SAIT Polytecnhic Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2010-11||Mount Royal University Cougars||Jean LaForest|
|2011-12||Augustana Campus Vikings||Blaine Gusdal|
|2012-13||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Serge Lajoie|
|2013-14||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Ken Babey|
|2014-15||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Serge Lajoie|
|2015-16||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Mike Gabinet|
In conjunction with the 50th season of men’s hockey in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, 50 individuals were acknowledged on All Decade Teams and as Noteworthy Contributors prior to the start of the 50th season in the summer of 2014 by ACAC Hockey Online.
All players who were either two time ACAC 1st Team All Stars or two time CCAA All Canadians were eligible to be a Player of the Decade on the All Decade Teams.
All individuals who participated at least five years in a capacity other than a player were eligible for ACAC Hockey Online's 50 of the 50th as a Noteworthy Contributor.
All head coaches who guided their team to multiple first place finishes and/or multiple league titles or coached five seasons with a first place finish or a league title were eligible to be a Coach of the Decade.
Seven coaches with over 100 seasons of ACAC head coaching experience selected the Coach of the Decade and Noteworthy Contributors in the first two rounds of voting.
Those selected in the first two rounds of voting joined those who cast ballots in the first two rounds of voting to select the players on the All Decade Teams.
Bob "Rudy" Bennett
Dr. Garnet Cummings
Ray "Rocky" Herrington
|1965 - 1975||Svend Green, Camrose||Bill Andreassan, Camrose||Bob Bradshaw, NAIT||Rick Ledieu, SAIT||John MacPhee, Red Deer||Dave McAmmond, NAIT||Joe Voytechek, Camrose|
|1975 - 1985||Cleo Rowein, NAIT||Jamie Bartman, NAIT||Bill Wilkins, Red Deer||Mike McIvor, Mount Royal||Wayne Perkins, NAIT / Red Deer||Ron Pierce, SAIT||Allan Ferchuk, Red Deer|
|1985 - 1995||Shawn Dietrich, SAIT||Chris LaFreniere, Mount Royal||Blaine Peerless, NAIT||Ron Amyotte, NAIT||Greg Geldart, NAIT||Kevin Pastachak, Medicine Hat / Mount Royal||Perry Pearn, NAIT|
|1995 - 2005||Scott Reid, Grant MacEwan / NAIT||Jarrett Bousquet, Mount Royal||Dan Hopfner, SAIT||Wade Fennig, NAIT||Mike Hofstrand, SAIT||Tate Locke, Concordia||Scott Atkinson, Mount Royal|
|2005 - 2015||Justin Cote, Concordia / Mount Royal||Jason Harding, Mount Royal||Andy Willigar, Concordia / NAIT||Torrie Dyck, Augustana||Mike Ullrich, SAIT||Blake Robson, SAIT||Ken Babey, SAIT|
The 1984-85 NAIT Ooks men's hockey team were enshrined onto the NAIT Athletics Wall of Fame in 2007 and into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.
Of the 63 Alberta based national hockey champions in men's hockey from the midget, junior, college, university, senior and professional ranks, the team is the first and only one to go unbeaten and untied in the regular season and post season.
With a disappointing fourth place finish at the 1984 CCAA National Hockey Championships etched in their memories, 13 players from the defending conference champions returned in the fall. The team reeled off 11 wins to start the 1984-85 regular season.
During the Christmas break, the team embarked on the NAIT hockey program's first European tour posting four victories and a tie. The highlight of the tour was a 5-3 triumph over the York University Yeomen 5-3 to capture the Altjahres Cup in Adelboden, Switzerland. With the win, the 1984-85 NAIT Ooks became the first team in its CCAA national hockey championship season to down a university team in its CIAU (now U Sports) national hockey championship season.
Upon their return, the team topped the opposition 14 more times en route to setting six current regular season conference records -- most goals (222), most assists (343), most points (565), most wins in a 25 game regular season (25), fewest losses (0), and highest winning percentage (1.000).
After sweeping the Camrose Lutheran College Vikings in the best of three conference semi final and the Red Deer College Kings in the best of five conference final, the team established an attendance record that still stands for a hockey game featuring two Canadian post secondary teams. 13,354 attended the first Face Off for the Ronald McDonald Cup between the NAIT Ooks and the University of Alberta Golden Bears at Northlands Coliseum.
The team then headed to the CCAA National Hockey Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where they outscored the Cariboo College Chiefs 8-2, the Seneca College Braves 5-2 and the Victoriaville College Vulkins 9-2 to raise the CCAA Championship Bowl. The team arrived back in Edmonton as the first varsity national hockey champions from Western Canada to win all their games in the regular season and post season.
In 33 outings, the team won 25 regular season games, 5 playoff matches, and 3 national championship tournament contests with 267 goals for and 74 goals against – a difference of nearly six goals per game on average. A record eight players were named to conference all star teams.
Of the 210 North American men's post secondary varsity hockey teams from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), U Sports (formerly CIS and CIAU) and the CCAA to reign as national champions, only five won all their regular season and post season games. Of the five, the 1984-85 NAIT Ooks had the most wins:
Six teams are currently in both the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame joining the 1947-48 Allan Cup Champion Edmonton Flyers, the 1950 World Champion Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys, the 1951 World Champion Lethbridge Maple Leafs, the 1952 Olympic Champion Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys, the 1962-63 Memorial Cup Champion Edmonton Oil Kings and the 1965-66 Memorial Cup Champion Edmonton Oil Kings.
|MacEwan Griffins||Edmonton, Alberta||Lindsay McAlpine||(780) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|NAIT Ooks||Edmonton, Alberta||Deanna Martin||(780) email@example.com|
|Olds Broncos||Olds, Alberta||Sarah Hilworth||(403) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Red Deer Kings||Red Deer, Alberta||Kelly Coulter||(403) email@example.com|
|SAIT Trojans||Calgary, Alberta||Terry Larson||(403) firstname.lastname@example.org|
BEST OF THREE SEMI FINAL SERIES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
SAIT 4, NAIT 3 (OT)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
NAIT 6, SAIT 4
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
SAIT 5, NAIT 4 (2OT)
(SAIT wins best of three series 2-1)
|2000-01||Red Deer College Queens||Steve Dunn, Barb Lofstrand|
|2001-02||Red Deer College Queens||Barb Lofstrand|
|2002-03||Mount Royal College Cougars||Shelley Coolidge, Shelley Fried|
|2003-04||Mount Royal College Cougars||Tom Molloy|
|2004-05||Mount Royal College Cougars||Tom Molloy|
|2005-06||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Scott Rivett|
|2006-07||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Scott Rivett|
|2007-08||Grant MacEwan College Griffins||David Triska, Doug Borys|
|2008-09||University of Calgary Dinos||Danielle Goyette|
|2009-10||Mount Royal University Cougars||Scott Rivett|
|2010-11||SAIT Polytechnic Trojans||Terry Larson|
|2011-12||Mount Royal University Cougars||Scott Rivett|
|2012-13||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Deanna Iwanicka|
|2013-14||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Deanna Iwanicka|
|2014-15||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks||Deanna Iwanicka|
|2015-16||Red Deer College Queens||Kelly Coulter|