A pair of Trail Smoke Eater graduates based in Pennsylvania was recognized for their scholastic achievements on top of their athletic prowess.
Scott Jacklin, a freshman at Robert Morris University, and Nick Sandor, a sophomore at American International College, were named to the Atlantic Hockey Association’s (AHA) All-Academic Team on Monday.
To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must earn a 3.0 grade point average or better in all academic terms during the course of the season.
For Jacklin, the academic kudo comes on top of a standout rookie season with the RMU Colonials.
He scored 14 points in 31 games and earned consecutive AHA Rookie of the Week honours.
During his stint with the Smokies, the Kimberley native colleted 165 points in 159 games.
Meanwhile, Sandor made the academic team for the second consecutive year. He produced seven point sin 33 games for the Yellow Jackets.
The North Vancouver native had 106 points in 104 games with the Smokies.