EDMONTON (March 17, 2017) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce Brendan Jensen of the NAIT Ooks has been selected as the 2016-17 ACAC Men's Hockey Player of the Year.
In his 2nd year at NAIT, Brendan helped backstop the Ooks to a first place in the regular season with a 22-6 record.
He posted a 2.19 Goals Against Average and a .930 Save percentage during the regular season, posting a winning percentage of .842. He played in 22 of NAIT's 28 games amassing 637 saves.
Brendan is a 3rd year Business Administration student from La Granada, California. He previously played one season at the University of Manitoba before joining the Ooks last season. He also excels in the classroom as he had a 3.4 GPA during the first semester.
"Brendan is a calming influence for our team," said NAIT men's hockey coach Tim Fragle. "His consistent play allows our guys to have trust in him at all times. He prepares like a pro and is the consummate professional."
"The leadership that Brendan shows in the net is incredible," echoed NAIT Athletics Manager Gregg Meropoulis. "His team plays at ease when he is playing because they know he will make the key saves at key times."
This prestigious award was presented to Brendan prior to Game #1 of the 2017 ACAC Championships held on March 17th at NAIT.
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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to provide competitive collegiate sport experiences, promote academic achievement and be a leader of sport development in Canada.
For more information on the ACAC, please visit our website: www.acac.ab.ca
For additional information, contact:
Linda Henderson, NAIT
ACAC Chief Executive Officer