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NAIT Ooks Get Ready for Athletic Awards Night In Celebration of Championship!

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Hello Blog Followers,

Hockey season has only been done for one month and I have to say that I miss it already. Life has been great lately and we had a fantastic time celebrating our second ACAC Championship.  

With hockey season being done, a lot of our team has been spending numerous amounts of  hours on their schoolwork and starting to get back to the gym. Our team starts training about three times a week starting in April just so we can get back into the habits of being at the gym and training for next season. 

Along with training, most girls are starting to look for summer employment and there are already some who have started working. This summer I will be back working for ATB Financial has a Customer Service Representative along with working NAIT Camps as well. I plan to take a couple trips home this summer to visit family and friends since I don’t get to go home that often. There aren’t many other trips planned for me this summer as I really want to focus on making money and training for next season, but somehow my friends off the Men’s Hockey Team here at NAIT have talked me into going to Tough Mudder 2014 in Whistler, BC. This is an event put on every summer and it is a 15km course that has a variety of different obstacles throughout it. Teams are entered into it and are suppose to finish the course together while helping each other out along the way. It is very challenging and I think I need to get training ASAP in order to be successful with it! I am still just shocked that they talked me into it. I have never been to BC before, so that is a reason it will be sweet to take part in. 

This 2013/2014 season wasn’t just successful for myself, but for my older brother as well. This past weekend my brother and his hockey team (Min/Elk C-Hawks) just won their second in a row NCHL Championship. This was my brothers first year playing on the team since he just graduated from Manhattanville College this past year, but it turned out to be a great season for his team. The team is based out of my hometown, Elkhorn, Manitoba and it mainly consists of ex-college and junior A players. It has definitely grown over the years and now it has their team heading to the Provincial Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I just want to send a congratulatory shout-out to their team and wish them nothing but the best at Provincials. 

Coming up this week is our Athletic Awards Night and it usually turns out to be one of the best nights of the year. The ceremony is held at NAIT in the Shaw Theatre and then the celebrations move to The Pint and Knoxville’s afterwards. It’s such a great opportunity for all of the Ooks to mingle and spend more time together and I will be sure to fill you all in on the night in my next blog! That is about all I have for now and I look forward to writing for you next month! 🙂 

Until next time…..

Sherri Bowles, NAIT Women’s Hockey #15

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