EDMONTON, AB (March 17, 2017) – The ACAC is proud to announce that Tim Fragle, head coach of the NAIT Ooks men's hockey team has been selected, by his peers, as ACAC Men's Hockey Coach of the Year. In his first year at NAIT, Tim guided the Ooks to a first place in the regular season with a 22-6 record.
Coach Tim Fragle has 18 years of coaching experience in various levels of hockey and came to the NAIT men's hockey program after serving the past 7 seasons as the General Manager & Head Coach of the Sherwood Park Crusaders Junior A Hockey Team of the Albert Junior Hockey League. Coach Fragle has extensive experience in the area of player development as he served as the Associate Director at Vimy Ridge Academy Hockey Program from 2004 to 2016 where he worked with Junior High & High School students. Coach Fragle has been involved with Hockey Canada for the past 3 seasons at the World Junior A level. Most recently he served as Team Canada West Head Coach in 2015, which participates in the World Junior A Challenge and Coach Fragle helped lead Team Canada to a Gold Medal win in 2015 by defeating Team Russia 2 to 1 in the gold medal game.
Fragle is a NAIT alumni, as he graduated with a Business Management diploma and during his time at NAIT he served as the men's hockey captain for two season. Also during his time at NAIT he was heavily involved with the NAIT hockey schools in many different capacities. Coach Fragle has completed his High Performance 1 Coaching Certification along with Checking Skills Certification, Development 1 Certification, Development 2 Certification, Respect in Sport Certification and Safety & Speak out Certifications.
"Tim is very deserving of this recognition," said Linda Henderson, NAIT Director of Athletics. "He has led his team to an outstanding year both in the classroom and on the ice. His professionalism, commitment, and his dedication to the program reflect the work that he does every day. We are proud to have him as part of the NAIT Athletics program."
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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.
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Linda Henderson, NAIT
Chief Executive Officer
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