13 AJHL Alumni Capture ACAC Championship

Congratulations to the 13 AJHL Alumni who captured the 2021-2022 ACAC Men’s Hockey All-Conference Championship on March 25th as members of the NAIT OOKS!

Friday night hosted game three of the ACAC men’s hockey championship round between the NAIT Ooks and the Concordia Thunder at the NAIT Arena. The NAIT Ooks came out victorious at home, taking the series 3-0.

  • Bjorn Robinson
  • Brett Trentham
  • Bryce Osepchuk
  • Colby Livingstone
  • Dylan Stewart
  • Jayden Platz
  • Jordan Papirny
  • Nicholas Leyer
  • Sam DeMelo
  • Shane Fraser
  • Taner Miller
  • Tyler Robertson
  • Zach Aston

NAIT has been on a tear, scoring goals all series and this continued early into the game. Concordia took an early slashing penalty, and NAIT capitalized, getting the crucial first goal less than two minutes into the game scored by the captain, Shane Fraser. On the brink of elimination, Concordia was not going to go down this easy. A couple of minutes later, less than five minutes into the game, the Thunder tied the game up at one with a goal from Tristan Gagnon. The scoring wasn’t over there yet as NAIT reclaimed the one-goal lead with a goal halfway through the period from 4 Bjorn Robinson. The Ooks weren’t done there yet. In the last minute of play of the first, Brett Trentham extended the lead to two.

Concordia came out desperate in the second period, and it paid off as they scored the first goal of the second period. Goal scored by Tyler Benko. Minutes later, it was the Thunder again with a goal from Hunter Leslie. We were all square at three with over half the game left.

The goals came out in bunches at the start of the third. First, Concordia scored their third consecutive goal from Keegan Tiringer to take the one-goal lead. NAIT responded right away, though, with Colby Livingstone scoring the equalizer. They then scored eight seconds later as Branden Klatt gave the Ooks the lead right back. Concordia applied the pressure down the stretch, but NAIT couldn’t be broken. Papirny stood tall, and the NAIT Ooks held on for the 5-4 win.