The NAIT Ooks, in their 13th tournament appearance and first since 2002-03, claimed the championship title of the 31st Golden Bears-Brick
Invitational hockey tournament with a 2-0-0 record in the modified round robin tournament held at Clare Drake Arena on the campus of the University
of Alberta on September 25-26.
The Ooks defeated the host Alberta Golden Bears 4-3 in double overtime on Friday night and then skated past the UBC Thunderbirds 4-2
Saturday afternoon to earn their third tournament title. NAIT previously won the Golden Bears – Brick Invitational in 1993-94 and 1998-99.
NAIT head coach Mike Gabinet helped guide the Ooks to their championship with the win over UBC on Saturday as he stood on the same bench that
his grandfather Clare Drake patrolled as the Golden Bears head coach for 28 seasons.
Alberta and Saskatchewan finished the tournament with 1-1-0 records with the Golden Bears earning second place in the tourney
standings as they defeated the Huskies 5-0 on Saturday. The UBC Thunderbirds placed fourth with a 0-2-0 mark.
31st GOLDEN BEARS – BRICK INVITATIONAL
Clare Drake Arena; University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta
Friday, September 25 – Saturday, September 26, 2015
1. NAIT Ooks (ACAC) 2-0-0 8 GF – 5 GA – CHAMPIONS
2. Alberta Golden Bears 1-1-0 8 GF – 4 GA
3. Saskatchewan Huskies 1-1-0 3 GF – 6 GA
4. UBC Thunderbirds 0-2-0 3 GF – 7 GA
Friday, September 25
Game 1: Saskatchewan 3 vs UBC 1
Game 2: NAIT 4 at Alberta 3 (2 OT)
Saturday, September 26
Game 3: NAIT 4 vs UBC 2
Game 4: Saskatchewan 0 at Alberta 5
MVP: John Dunbar (F) – NAIT
Goal: Kenny Cameron – NAIT
Defence: Jordan Abt – NAIT
Defence: Thomas Carr – Alberta
Forward: Stephane Legault – Alberta
Forward: Tyler French – NAIT
Forward: Riley Sheen – NAIT