The NAIT Athletic department is pleased to announce Brendan Jensen of the Men's Hockey team has been selected as the 2016-17 Presiden'ts Award Male Athlete of the Year. In his 2nd year at NAIT, Brendan helped backstop the Ooks to a first place in the regular season with a 22-6 record. He posted a 2.19 Goals Against Average and a .930 Save percentage during the regular season, posting a winning percentage of .842. He played in 22 of NAIT's 28 games amassing 637 saves. Brendan is a 3rd year Business Administration student from La Granada, California. He previously played one season at the University of Manitoba before joining the Ooks last season. He also excels in the classroom as he had a 3.4 GPA during the first semester.
"Brendan is a calming influence for our team," said NAIT men's hockey coach Tim Fragle. "His consistent play allows our guys to have trust in him at all times. He prepares like a pro and is the consummate professional."
"The leadership that Brendan shows in the net is incredible," echoed NAIT Athletics Manager Gregg Meropoulis. "His team plays at ease when he is playing because they know he will make the key saves at key times."
Apr. 07, 2017