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

(VI)KING OF 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 NATIONAL FINALS

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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