?There's gold in them thar hills?" is a quote sometimes attributed to the California gold rush of 1849.
?There?s gold in them thar rinks?? could be a quote attributed to the Simard family of Chauvin, Alberta.
A village in east central Alberta, with a population of 335, it is home of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) curlers Colton Simard of University of Alberta Augustana Vikings and Ashton Simard of MacEwan University Griffins.
The SAIT Trojans become only the third Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference s(ACAC) school to claim medals in both men’s and women’s team events at a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross-Country Running Nationals.
For seven years in a row, prior to entering the 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s National Soccer Championship which concluded Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Elans de Garneau and NAIT Ooks have stood on the podium be it gold, silver or bronze.
Gael-Mukeba Lubwele’s father and mother, Didier and Angel, knew little, if anything, about ice hockey when they moved to Canada from the Congo.
“They left the Congo and came to Canada because they wanted a better life and at that time they had a lot of war over there,” said Lubwele, a first-year student/athlete for the Portage College Voyageurs men’s hockey team.
The Metrunec surname is well-known within the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings athletics community.
Jill Metrunec played five years for the women’s volleyball team from 2011-2016.
Lee Metrunec had a cup of coffee with the Vikings soccer team in 2014-2015.
For the second year-in-a-row, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) women’s soccer final featured the same two schools; the host team and three-time defending ACAC champion NAIT Ooks along with the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves.
From playing Chip Potts of Beauty and the Beast in a high school musical, to heading off to a national cross country championship, Rebecca Johnson is proof against the adage that, “ It's Not All It's Cracked Up To Be.”
Keyano Huskies become only the third Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) school, since 1983-1984, to win three or more consecutive ACAC Men's Soccer Championships as they defeated the NAIT Ooks 1-0 at Sherwood Park's Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion yesterday.
Sherwood Park, Alta. - The #1 SAIT Trojans knocked off the #3 Concordia Thunder 1-0 Saturday afternoon to earn bronze in the 2017 ACAC Men's Soccer Championships, at Emerald Hills Sports Pavillion in Sherwood Park.
OLDS- The Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder dominated the SAIT Trojans on Sunday afternoon at Normie Kwong Field, defeated the top seed from the south division 4-2 to claim the bronze medal at the 2017 North Star Sports ACAC Women's Soccer Championship.
Red Deer, October 28, 2017 – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Cross-Country Running Championships wrapped up at Red Deer College on Saturday, and there were many memorable individual and team performances.
The Red Deer College Queens (29 points) captured ACAC gold on their home course, the SAIT women (32 points) earned silver and the Lethbridge College (56 points) female runners picked up bronze.
Of the Top 10 finishers at last year’s Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men’s cross country championships held in Grande Prairie, Alberta, a total of seven student/athletes return, including SAIT Trojans triple-threat of Jacques Saarman, Alex Howells and Daryl Ross, who placed 1st, 3rd and 7th respectively.