Jamie Crooks and Jesse Craige take home national title with University of Alberta.


by Corey St. Laurent

March 24, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals would like to congratulate franchise alumni Jamie Crooks and Jesse Craige who captured the 14th University Cup with the University of Alberta Golden Bears as Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s hockey champions yesterday in Saskatoon.

Crooks had one assist to help the Golden Bears to a 3-1 win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in the championship game yesterday while Craige was plus-one with one shot on goal.

Crooks had two assists in three games during the University Cup and had 25 points (13g-12a) in 28 games with a plus-34 rating for the Golden Bears in his first CIS season en route to being named to Canada West’s All-Rookie Team. The Vermillion, AB native is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (279) and playoff points (17). Crooks was named the Royals’ 2011-12 Most Valuable Player and recorded 193 points (110g-83a) in his five-year career with the franchise.

Craige, a defenceman from Edmonton, AB, was named to the University Cup All-Star Team after the Golden Bears’ win yesterday and had 21 points (4g-17a) in 22 games during his fourth season with Alberta. Craige spent five seasons in the WHL and had 57 points (9g-48a) in 102 games played with the franchise.

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