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COUGARS BILLET FAMILIES

The Victoria Cougars are looking for billet families for the 2017-18 season.

If interested, please contact Cougars billet coordinator Bernie Waddick at berniewaddick.cougars@gmail.com.

 

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VICTORIA COUGARS GIVING AWAY FREE TICKETS

Be one of the first 500 people to stop by the Victoria Cougars booth at Bullen Park on Saturday, August 12 to score free tickets to their home opener.

Still in a festive state of mind, the Township of Esquimalt will be holding the second of two Canada 150 celebrations with Mayor Barb Desjardins kicking the day off at 10:00 a.m.

Canada 150 at Bullen Park is free to attend and will feature live entertainment, community booths, food trucks, and a kid zone.

The Cougars will be on hand from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Proud members of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, Victoria is set to open the 2017-18 campaign at home against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Thursday, September 7.

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TYLER PANG JOINS SHERWOOD PARK CRUSADERS

The Victoria Cougars are pleased to announce that Tyler Pang has been signed by the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Playing as a 17-year-old-rookie last year, the Victoria-born defenseman had 11 goals and 29 assists for 40 points in 64 games.

“When we committed to Tyler last summer, our goal was to develop his game and move him on after one season,” Cougars head coach Suneil Karod said.  “Tyler was committed to making the jump to Junior A.  He worked hard with [associate coach] Jake Stolz and worked on extra video before and after each game.”

Despite not receiving much exposure locally, Karod made sure Pang received the attention he deserved over the course of the year and summer.

“I think some BCHL and AJHL teams missed out on a three-year player.  Tyler is an agile, smart, and quick defenseman who uses his skating ability to escape trouble.  Not only that, he is very offensive minded,” Karod praised.

Pang mentioned that his season with the Cougars contributed to his successful development on and off the ice and playing in various game situations such as the power play and penalty kill enabled him to prove himself, gain confidence, and push him to become a better all-around player.

“I have met and worked alongside some of the friendliest and caring teammates, coaching staff, and volunteers,” Pang said.  “I am truly proud to have been a part of the Cougars family and would like to thank them for giving me the tools to move on to Junior A and pushing me every day to be a better hockey player and even better person.”

Sherwood Park has been part of the AJHL since 1978 and during that time has won five division titles and three regular season titles.

Pang joins Kenny Britton (University of Victoria, BCIHL), Anthony Ciurro (University of Arizona, WCHL), Grayden Hohl (University of Central Oklahoma, WCHL), Branden Tangney (University of Colorado, WCHL), and Tyler Vanuden (Brooks Bandits, AJHL) from the squad of 2016-17 who have moved on to a higher level of hockey.

 

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COUGARS RELEASE 2017-18 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Victoria Cougars will play a total of two exhibition games, both on home ice, in preparation for the 2017-18 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season.

“I am excited for the new season to start,” Cougars head coach Suneil Karod said.  “We will have a bit of a new look this season after losing players to Junior A and school.  We will be younger than we have in the past but we have brought in good experienced players to fill the void left behind.”

The schedule is as follows:

 

GAME 1:  Monday, August 28, 2017

Saanich Braves @ Victoria Cougars

Archie Browning Sports Centre

7:00 p.m.

 

GAME 2:  Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kerry Park Islanders @ Victoria Cougars

Archie Browning Sports Centre

6:00 p.m.

 

Admission to each game is only five dollars for adults and free for children under the age of 12.  Tickets will be available at the door as early as 60 minutes prior to game time.

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