Forward Jake Gudjonson, formerly of the La Ronge Ice Wolves, has committed to the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings for the upcoming hockey season.
“They look like a really good school, their coach showed me all the stuff about it,” said Gudjonson. “Playing ACAC is another thing that attracted me. It was definitely my best choice, my best option that I got and it looked like a really good school. I didn’t know much about it at first, but after I talked to the coach a bunch, he was really interested in me, offered me a good spot in the lineup, you can’t really ask for anything better than that.”
Gudjonson had 58 points in 52 games with the Ice Wolves during the 2019-20 campaign and he also recorded three points in four playoff games.
In 110 SJHL games over the past two seasons, the Golden B.C. product tallied 106 points.
“I really enjoyed playing in La Ronge the two years I was able to get the chance,” said Gudjonson. “Can never thank my first coach Evan (Vossen) enough for giving me the opportunity to come up and play. Can never thank Killer (Kevin Kaminski) enough for showing me my first-ever winning atmosphere and giving me my favourite season of hockey to date. The community of La Ronge is such a caring community, all of the billets, kids, fans and everybody else showed so much support, and helped us out so much.”
Prior to joining the Ice Wolves, Gudjonson spent three seasons in the KIJHL with the Golden Rockets. In 141 games with the Rockets, Gudjonson had 77 points.
The Vikings, who are based out of Camrose, AB, play in the ACAC and Gudjonson says he plans on studying psychology.
(PHOTO: Jake Gudjonson. Photo courtesy of Brandon White.)