Iwan To Suit Up to the Voyageurs
Oil Caps’ graduating goaltender, Adam Iwan, has committed to play for the Portage College Voyageurs for the upcoming season. Portage College plays out of the Alberta College Athletic Conference (ACAC) and is located in Lac la Biche, Alberta. “I’m excited to be apart of their organization and happy to have the opportunity to keep playing competitive hockey while following the career path I want to be in,” stated Iwan in a phone interview this morning. Adam is enrolled into a two-year welding program that will begin this coming fall. Iwan joined Virden last season and posted 19 wins on the year, the second highest by any goalie in the league en route to being named the MJHL’s runner up for the Goaltender of the Year award. Adam played his best hockey of the season during the 2014 playoffs when he posted a .907 save percentage to help the Oil Caps climb out of a two-game hole in a first round series playoff win over the Swan Valley Stampeders. Voyageurs’ Head Coach, Jim Knight, added, “We are excited to have Adam as a key component to our hockey club this season.” The Voyageurs finished fifth in the the 2013-14 ACAC regular season standings with a 11-20-0-1 record. They fell two-games-to-one in the best-of-three league quarterfinals to the U of A – Augustana Vikings. Iwan becomes just the third player to move on to play college hockey from the Oil Caps in the team’s two-year history. Inaugural season Captain, Chase Wichelmann, was recruited by St. Olaf at the NCAA DIII level at the end of the 2012-13 season, while Eric Baldwin suited up this past year for the ACHA D1 Minot State Beavers program.