May 1, 2024

CAPTAIN OF CHAMPIONS

Forty years ago this spring, a 20 year old from Edmonton received the Roland Mercier Trophy as the most valuable player of the Centennial Cup ...


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April 1, 2024

CHANGING A COMMUNITY

Fifty years ago this fall, a campus with an enrollment of 390 fielded a hockey team that would exceed expectations and change a community ...


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March 1, 2024

RETURNING TO RED DEER TO REUNITE

For the third time in less than 12 years, the 1984-85 NAIT Ooks hockey team will reunite in Red Deer for a hall of fame induction and this time they will be joined by the 1983-84, 1985-86 and 1986-87 Ooks ...


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February 1, 2024

HOCKEY HAWKS HIGH-HATTED

Of the Ontario hockey players who participated at level one championships, those who were honoured with at least three CCAA individual awards all laced up the skates for one team during a five season run as conference champions ...


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January 1, 2024

ASCENSION TO THE APEX

Forty years ago this week, a CCAA team won an international hockey tournament as it ascended to the apex with record setting championship runs at the provincial and national levels ...


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December 1, 2023

CONSECUTIVE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS AT CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Of the 18 times that teams appeared at the CCAA National Hockey Championships in consecutive campaigns, only five competed at the event as conference champions in at least four straight seasons ...


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November 1, 2023

NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION & NUMBER ONE AT NATIONALS

Forty years ago, Quebec sent their top team to nationals for the first time since 1979 ...


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October 1, 2023

INSIDERS INGRAIN INEQUITY & INIQUITY

While inequity has been a part of the CCAA Hall of Fame since its formation, iniquity has also become an issue in recent years as insiders have crossed the line to accommodate the clique ...


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September 1, 2023

A MISSTEP IN THE MAKING

Instead of taking a step forward, it appears that the CCAA Hall of Fame is taking a step in the opposite direction for the national governing body's golden anniversary ...


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August 1, 2023

THE ROAD TO RED DEER

Fifty years ago, a 25 year old was tabbed to coach a hockey team on the campus which was the site of his induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame ...


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July 1, 2023

A TRAILBLAZER

The winning head coach of the first playoff game in the history of the Western Inter-Collegiate Conference (now known as the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) will be inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame later this month ...


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June 1, 2023

CLOUDS CONTINUE TO CONGREGATE OVER CCAA HALL OF FAME

As the CCAA Hall of Fame concludes its first decade, clouds continue to congregate over the shrine due to the composition and application of the CCAA Operating Code ...


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May 1, 2023

OUTSTANDING FROM THE OUTSET

Jerry Serviss, who guided the 1975-76 CCAA champion St. Clair College Saints from Windsor, will become the fourth hockey coach in the CCAA Hall of Fame on June 13th in Niagara Falls ...


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April 1, 2023

A BASH FOR BUCKY

Twenty two days shy of the 45th anniversary of winning a CCAA national hockey championship, a team returned to campus to join their coach at an event in his honour ...


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March 1, 2023

THE SEASON OF SPECTACULAR STREAKS

Four still standing record overall winning streaks from the NCAA and CCAA included games in the 1984-85 season ...


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Febriary 1, 2023

THE LONGEST RUN

After experiencing an unexpected loss in the first national championship finale, the seeds were sown for the longest overall unbeaten streak in CCAA hockey history ...


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January 1, 2023

ANOTHER HONOUR FOR THE GM OF THE CCAA'S FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPION

The general manager of the first team to win a CCAA national championship in any sport received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal on December 16th ...


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December 1, 2022

THREE TIME CCAA TOURNAMENT ALL STAR

Twenty five years ago, a 23 year old goaltender from Belleville, Ontario became the first player in the CCAA Level 2 Championship era to be honoured as a CCAA Tournament All Star in multiple seasons ...


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November 1, 2022

OCAA HALL OF FAME COACHES ELIGIBLE FOR THE CCAA HALL OF FAME

Three hockey coaches enshrined in the OCAA Hall of Fame are eligible for induction in the next CCAA Hall of Fame class ...


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October 1, 2022

FULL CIRCLE

Forty years ago, a 20 year old started the season in minor pro and ended the season as a CCAA Tournament All Star ...


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September 1, 2022

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

With the CCAA's golden anniversary on the horizon, planning for the occasion is essential ...


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August 1, 2022

MORE THAN A BUILDER

Twenty years ago, a member of the CCAA Hall of Fame in the builder category did the exact opposite of building ...


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July 1, 2022

THE CCAA CHALLENGE CUP

Thirty years ago, the Ontario and Alberta champions participated in a CCAA sanctioned event that has been recognized inconsistently by the national governing body over the years ...


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June 1, 2022

THE CCAA HALL OF FAME CAN BE BETTER

With no CCAA Hall of Fame inductions in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, a window existed for the CCAA to improve the nomination and selection process to be fairer and more inclusive ...


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May 1, 2022

GREATER THAN GOLD

The achievements of CCAA championship teams can transcend a finish on top of the podium at nationals and exceed those of individual athletes. Yet, the CCAA Hall of Fame continues to shun its championship teams ...


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April 1, 2022

THE START OF SOMETHING SPECIAL

Forty years ago this week, the defending CCAA champions hosted the 1982 CCAA National Hockey Championship on the heels of placing first in the regular season and repeating as ACAC champions ...


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March 1, 2022

THE FIRST 4-WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Fifty years ago this month, the first interprovincial college hockey championship was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the winner was a team that played in the Alberta Junior Hockey League ...


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February 1, 2022

CCAA COACHES AT THE OLYMPICS

Three coaches who took teams to CCAA National Hockey Championships in the 1980's are among those who would be a part of Canadian Olympic Team coaching staffs at nine of ten events held from 1984 through 2018 ...


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January 1, 2022

CCAA COACHES IN A PROVINCIAL SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The number of head coaches who guided a team at the CCAA National Hockey Championships enshrined in a provincial sports hall of fame will increase by one later this month ...


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December 1, 2021

OCAA ALL MILLENNIUM FORWARDS PLAYED ON CCAA CHAMPS

Of the 14 players named to the OCAA All Millennium Team in 2013, two were honoured as their team's most valuable player and their post secondary institution's male athlete of the year after winning a CCAA championship ...


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November 1, 2021

A UNIQUE FEAT

Forty years ago, a 20 year old forward from Central Alberta became the lone player to win a CCAA National Hockey Championship representing different post secondary institutions ...


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October 1, 2021

FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN ANY SPORT

In the history of CCAA National Hockey Championships, eight teams were their post-secondary institution's first national champion in any sport ...


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September 1, 2021

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM

Forty years ago, a team advanced to the gold medal game of nationals for the third straight season ...


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August 1, 2021

AN ENCORE'S END

Over the course of six years with Level 2 Championships from 1996 through 2001, one team raised the CCAA Championship Bowl on three occasions ...


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July 1, 2021

ACKNOWLEDGE THE ALUMNI

As the timeline for future inductions into municipal, regional, provincial and national halls of fame are beyond the control of post-secondary institutions, acknowledging alumni in a similar manner on campus is not ...


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June 1, 2021

TIME FOR TEAMS

The CCAA Hall of Fame nomination criteria has included "no more than ten (10) individuals/teams shall be honoured each year" for years. The addition of team category criteria to accompany the statement would be timely ...


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May 1, 2021

THE FIRST FOUR

Prior to the introduction of CCAA All Canadian Awards, 49 players received individual recognition at the CCAA National Hockey Championships Of the 49, four were honoured in multiple seasons ...


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April 1, 2021

ATHLETES UNDERREPRESENTED IN CCAA HALL OF FAME

Whether it's by decade, by sport, by geographic location or by sheer numbers, athletes (including hockey players) are under represented in the CCAA Hall of Fame ...


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March 1, 2021

SORRY STATE OF STATISTICS (AND ARCHIVES)

Since the World Health Organization's pandemic declaration a year ago this month, governing bodies for post-secondary sport have had ample time to correct known errors ...


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February 1, 2021

STRIKING SIMILARITES

Forty five years ago, the first of two teams raised the CCAA Championship Bowl without a loss or a tie in the regular season and post season ...


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January 1, 2021

MEMORY MAKER

Forty years ago this month, the home of the inaugural CCAA National Hockey Champions hosted the first Viking Cup International Hockey Tournament which now includes over 200 NHLers and over 100 Olympians among its alumni ...


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December 1, 2020

CCAA ALL CANADIAN & CHAMPION IN CONSECUTIVE CAMPAIGNS

Thirty years ago, a 28 year old defenseman became the first (and only) recipient of multiple CCAA All Canadian awards to raise the CCAA Championship Bowl more than once ...


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November 1, 2020

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

The number of individual awards and the number of championships do not tell the whole story when determining which hockey players should be inducted into the CCAA Hall of Fame ...


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October 1, 2020

THE PRESSURE TO REPEAT AT HOME

In the history of the CCAA National Hockey Championships, five teams had the opportunity to retain a national title at home ...


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September 1, 2020

CONTRIBUTIONS GO BEYOND THE COMMUNITY

While most halls of fame have held off on induction ceremonies due to COVID-19, the Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame inducted a CCAA record holder in an online event on August 21st ...


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August 1, 2020

HOMETOWN HAPPINESS

Forty years ago, the host of the 1980 CCAA National Hockey Championship became the first of five teams to win back to back titles ...


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July 1, 2020

AT THE CROSSROADS

Forty five years ago, the University of Alberta Golden Bears and the Camrose Lutheran College Vikings won national titles after the Bears doubled the Vikings 4-2 in preseason action ...


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June 1, 2020

AN IMPETUS FOR CHANGE

With no inductions into the CCAA Hall of Fame this year, it is an opportune time to take the nomination and selection criteria to the next level ...


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May 1, 2020

A CHAPTER CLOSES

Thirty years ago, the NAIT Ooks entered nationals without a loss in conference regular season and post season play ...


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April 1, 2020

THE WAIT ENDED

Twenty years ago, a fifth team won its second CCAA National Hockey Championship nearly two decades after it won its first ...


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March 1, 2020

BUSTING A MYTH

Ten years ago this month, a CCAA gold medal winning coach would break a future Hockey Hall of Fame member's record ...


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February 1, 2020

THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMELY INDUCTIONS

Induction into a hall of fame is the ultimate recognition of outstanding & indelible contributions. It shouldn't be a posthumous honour ...


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January 1, 2020

TEAMS BELONG IN THE CCAA HALL OF FAME

While a handful of CCAA National Hockey Champions have been honored in a hall/wall of fame by their post-secondary institution, none have received similar recognition from a provincial or a national governing body for post secondary sport ...


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December 1, 2019

THE EQUIVALENT OF UNIVERSITY HOCKEY

Thirty-five years ago this month, history was made on an outdoor rink located on a mountain side in the Bernese Oberland ...


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November 1, 2019

AN ALL CANADIAN IN UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE HOCKEY

Thirty years ago, a 21 year old playing for his hometown team was honoured as a CCAA All Canadian ...


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October 1, 2019

WILD CARD WINNER

Forty years ago, a wild card team became the first team that was not a conference champion to come out on top at a CCAA National Hockey Championship ...


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September 1, 2019

A DAILY DOUBLE AT HOME

Thirty years ago, a host hockey team capped off a night to remember as a post-secondary institution became the first to have two teams place first at a pair of CCAA National Championships on its own campus within a matter of hours ...


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August 1, 2019

BATTLE OF THE BLADES

Twenty five years ago, a pair of future CCAA national hockey champion head coaches continued their coaching rivalry in the off season ...


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July 1, 2019

CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE COUGARS

Twenty years ago, the Mount Royal College Cougars became only the second team in CCAA hockey history to repeat as conference champions and national champions in consecutive years ...


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June 1, 2019

MOST SUCCESSFUL COACHES AT NATIONALS ENTER CCAA HALL OF FAME

On June 11th in Calgary, the two coaches who made the most appearances in the CCAA National Hockey Championship gold medal game will enter the CCAA Hall of Fame ...


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May 1, 2019

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

With the exception of men's hockey, all sports which have capped more than half of their seasons with a CCAA National Championship since 1975 have at least one inductee in the CCAA Hall of Fame's athlete category ...


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April 1, 2019

THE COACHING KING

Of the nearly 60 head coaches to participate in the CCAA National Hockey Championships, only one appeared in four consecutive championship finals. ...


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March 1, 2019

CCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COACHES AT THE CANADA WINTER GAMES

Four coaches hold the distinction of coaching teams at the Canada Winter Games and the CCAA National Hockey Championships ...


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February 1, 2019

CCAA AWARD WINNING CANADA GAMES ALUMNI

Six hockey players who received CCAA individual awards are Canada Winter Games alumni ...


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January 1, 2019

A KING & A VIKING FROM THREE HILLS

This past spring, a former CCAA silver medalist coached Canada's national men's team at an IIHF World Championship for the second time in three years ...


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December 1, 2018

A MOVER IN THE MARITIMES

Fifty years ago, a 25 year old moved to Cape Breton Island and set a record for most appearances by a head coach at CCAA nationals ...


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November 1, 2018

A NATIONAL CHAMPION IN TWO SPORTS

Forty seasons ago, a native of Lomond, Alberta coached a Calgary team to its first CCAA medal in any sport ...


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October 1, 2018

SETTING THE STANDARD

From 1975 through 2001, the CCAA Championship Bowl was raised on 22 occasions and the CCAA Challenge Cup was hoisted in 1992. Of the five goaltenders to be named CCAA Tournament Most Valuable Player, one set the standard ...


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September 1, 2018

DAZZLING DEBUT

Thirty seasons ago, the eventual CCAA champions were making their debut at the event after winning their first conference championship since 1974 ...


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August 10, 2018

ECSTASY IN EXTRA TIME

Forty years ago, the donators of the CCAA Championship Bowl became the first post secondary hockey team from Nova Scotia to win a national championship ...


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July 20, 2018

FORMER CCAA PLAYER POSTHUMOUSLY HONORED BY THE NHL

Twenty years ago, the Briercrest Bible College Clippers recruited a 22 year old from Peace River, Alberta who would become the team's leading scorer and point getter ...


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June 1, 2018

TRIPLE GOLD CLUB MEMBER

Thirty years ago, the Red Deer College Kings hired a 25 year old as their head coach who would take the team to the CCAA championship final game in his rookie season ...


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May 20, 2018

CCAA HALL OF FAME NOMINATION & SELECTION PROCESS BIASED

In conjunction with its 40th anniversary, the CCAA established a hall of fame to honour athletes, coaches and builders/contributors...


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April 10, 2018

HOMETOWN HEARTBREAK

Twenty years ago, the host of the CCAA National Hockey Championship earned a berth in the gold medal game only to lose in overtime ...


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March 19, 2018

SILVER IN SOUTH KOREA

Thirty seasons ago, a native of Saskatoon with a season's experience in college hockey as an assistant coach ascended to head coach and the rest is history ...


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February 9, 2018

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DECADE MAKES

From watching the 1988 Winter Olympics in his home province to playing in the 1998 Winter Olympics with the host team, the hockey experiences of a three time CCAA individual award recipient went full circle more than once ...


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January 9, 2018

FROM CCAA TOURNAMENT MVP TO CANADA'S NATIONAL TEAM

Thirty years ago, a former CCAA Tournament MVP who was a member of Canada's National Team became an Olympian ...


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December 9, 2017

HOCKEY HALL OF FAMERS

Of the three Canadian women in the Hockey Hall of Fame, two played in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA)...


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November 5, 2017

A TALE OF TWO TEAMS IN THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS

The City of Champions moniker has long been associated with Edmonton ...


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October 12, 2017

A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO GOLDEN MOMENTS AT NATIONALS

One of three conferences to sanction both men's and women's hockey, the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary ...


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September 8, 2017

A SEASON THAT DIDN'T END WITH NATIONALS

Thirty years ago, a team brought home a national championship banner prior to the completion of conference playoffs ...


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August 7, 2017

A REBOUND TO REMEMBER

Twenty years ago, a conference champion entered the 1997 CCAA National Hockey Championships in Kitchener, Ontario with no losses in the regular season and playoffs ...


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July 9, 2017

FIRST OF FOUR STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL APPEARANCES

The only team to advance to the CCAA championship final in four consecutive years won its first national title 40 years ago ...


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June 4, 2017

FROM WALL OF FAMERS TO HALL OF FAMERS

The first Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) hockey team to enter a provincial sports hall of fame ...


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May 3, 2017

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Of the 13 head coaches to guide a team to a CCAA national hockey championship, only two have also coached a team to a world championship. ...


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April 8, 2017

THE CCAA'S FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP COACH IN ANY SPORT

On March 22, 1975, a native of Mountain Park, Alberta became the first coach to guide a team to a CCAA national championship in any sport ...


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March 15, 2017

SIX FOR SIX IN CCAA FINALE

Thirty five seasons ago, a Stettler, Alberta native guided the Ooks to NAIT's first national title in any sport ...


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February 13, 2017

TRYING FOR THE THREE-PEAT IN A RECORD SETTING ERA

Thirty seasons ago, an Alberta team became the only one in CCAA history to enter the CCAA National Hockey Championships looking for a third CCAA title ...


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January 23, 2017

THE FIRST AND ONLY

Clement Jodoin became the first and only coach to guide hockey teams from the CCAA and CIAU (now U-Sports) to national championships thirty years ago ...


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December 15, 2016

FROM THE 1987 CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS TO THE WORLD JUNIORS TO THE NHL

The World Juniors held during the Christmas break since 1982 have not only been a stepping stone for players to the NHL, but for coaches as well ...


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November 15, 2016

CCAA RECORD HOLDER HAS CCAA HALL OF FAME CREDENTIALS

At its annual general meeting in British Columbia next year, the CCAA will induct the 2017 Hall of Fame class. Of those eligible for induction who have had a long lasting impact on the BC college scene...


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October 28, 2016

SELKIRK'S SILVER SOJOURN

Of the four post secondary institutions to represent British Columbia at the CCAA Hockey National Championships, only one made it to the finals ...


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September 29, 2016

MANITOBA DECISION RESULTED IN A REPEAT CHAMPIONSHIP HOST

Manitoba was represented at the CCAA Hockey National Championships from 1983 through 1986 ...


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August 30, 2016

THREE TIME CCAA GOLD MEDALLISTS

A CCAA Tournament MVP and two CCAA Tournament All Stars are among those who have played on three CCAA hockey champions ...


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July 6, 2016

ST. CLAIR'S SENSATIONAL '75-76 SEASON

Forty years ago this past spring, the defending conference champion St. Clair College Saints of Windsor, Ontario brought home their only CCAA championship banner ...


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June 8, 2016

HOCKEY SHUTOUT OF 2016 CCAA HALL OF FAME CLASS

Ten Ontario builders, coaches and athletes were inducted into the CCAA Hall of Fame on June 7th ...


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May 23, 2016

FORMER CCAA SILVER MEDALISTS TRIUMPHANT

A pair of former CCAA silver medalists return home as championship head coaches ...


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