MacEwan’s leading scorer for two-straight seasons, Brett Njaa was named an ACAC second team all-star before Game 1 of the championship series against the NAIT Ooks last Friday. He proceeded to become the hero of the game, scoring a gorgeous 1-on-2 short-handed goal in double overtime when he muscled between two defenders and rifled an off-balance shot top shelf past Ooks goalie Brendan Jensen for a 3-2 MacEwan win. After NAIT tied the series, sending it to a winner-take-all Game 3 on Sunday, Njaa played the hero again. The puck bounced off the end boards at NAIT Arena and he put it past Jensen 4:51 into overtime to give the Griffins a 4-3 win and their first ACAC championship since 2004. Njaa finished his 2017 playoff run second on the Griffins in scoring with three goals and six points in five games.
Njaa is a second year Commerce student from Birch Hills, SK.
Congratulation Brett for capturing the ACAC Men's Hockey Title and your outstanding performance!