5 historic Griffins highlights of 2019
December 17, 2019 | Sports
Go, Griffs, go! MacEwan University cheers on the student athletes on our hard-working Griffins teams as we wrap up 2019.
Check out their top highlights of the year.
Women’s hockey wins ACAC championship three years running
The Griffins became the third team in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) women's hockey history to win three straight championships. “It’s absolutely amazing to create a legacy for MacEwan,” said Morgan Casson, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing student athlete who scored the overtime winning goal. "There's so much pride now with this program. We want to keep the streak going.” (Photo by Len Joudrey)
Men’s hockey won third-straight ACAC championship
The Griffins men’s hockey team became just the fourth team in ACAC to score a “three-peat” (three consecutive ACAC championships) following NAIT (1984-87 and 1990-92) and SAIT (2007-2010). Together with the Griffins' women's team, they made MacEwan the first institution in ACAC history to have both men's and women's hockey teams capture three-straight championships. (Photo by Matthew Jacula)
Three women’s soccer players named to U SPORTS all-star teams
In a landmark moment for MacEwan University at the national awards table, three members of the Griffins women's soccer team were selected to U SPORTS all-star/all-rookie teams. Centre-back Jamie Erickson made the U SPORTS first all-star team, goalkeeper Emily Burns was selected to the U SPORTS second team, and centre-back Sofia DiGiacomo (above) was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie team. (Photo by Chris Piggott)
Historic silver medal won at CCAA national championship
Justin Berget became the first player in MacEwan Griffins golf program history to win an individual medal at a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association tournament.
“It's just eye-opening knowing that I can compete at that level," said the third-year Bachelor of Commerce student athlete. "I didn't really know how I was going to compare to everybody else in Canada. I'm honoured and humbled.” (Photo by Robert Antoniuk)
Hockey programs accepted into Canada West conference
In May, the Griffins hockey teams were approved to join U SPORTS (the national governing body of university sport in Canada) in the Canada West conference. Their first season will be in 2020/21.
Follow along at MacEwanGriffins.ca for the latest Griffins news, results and upcoming games.
Griffins athlete becomes Oilers’ emergency goaltender
Marc-Olivier Daigle received a game-changing text just before an exhibition game in Vancouver.