Posts by: Peter Kung

COUGARS ALUMNUS TURNED LINESMAN SET TO MAKE NHL POSTSEASON DEBUT

Trent Knorr has been selected to work the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

A former Victoria Cougars defenseman and team captain, Knorr will be making his NHL postseason debut the next time he steps out onto the ice.

Knorr amassed 127 points and 890 penalty minutes in 172 games while playing for Victoria.

Only 20 linesmen were chosen.

 

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CLOSING STATEMENT FROM GEORGE LINGER

The 2016-17 hockey season has been another successful one for the Victoria Cougars.  For the seventh season in a row, we collected the league banner for finishing in first place during the regular season.  I compare that to a 48-game playoff.

I would like to thank all our volunteers for the continued hard work in helping to make this season a memorable one.  It is with that commitment from our volunteers that allows us to move forward and continue to improve our program.

It was hard to say goodbye to our graduating players but we do know that every one of them will succeed in any endeavor they put their mind to.  All are continuing on with their hockey career and their education.  We are also looking forward to our returning players coming back and getting the 2017-18 season started in the fall.

I would like to thank our sponsors for supporting us again this past year and look forward to discussing our future plans and opportunities for your continued support.

The Township of Esquimalt has been a pleasure to work with over the years and we thank them for their support.  We are approaching twenty years of making the Archie Browning Sports Centre our home.

Thank you to all our fans that support us by coming out to our games and following us on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  We want to make you proud that you are a fan of the Cougars.

Our coaching staff headed by Suneil Karod continued to exemplify our commitment to player development and excellence.  We are appreciative of your efforts.

And a special thank you to our billet parents.  We do know the effort required to have these boys in your homes for seven months.  The players and Cougars organization appreciate the commitment you all make.

We are now getting ready for our next season and hope to see you all in the fall.

 

George Linger

President, Victoria Cougars

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2016-17 TEAM AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Victoria Cougars held their annual awards ceremony at the Apple Tree Restaurant tonight.

Here are this year’s award winners:

 

MARK VAN HELVOIRT AWARD (TOP SCORER):  Grayden Hohl

BOB TYTGAT AWARD (COMMUNITY SERVICE):  Anthony Ciurro / Owen Dalman

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Tyler Vanuden

UNSUNG HERO AWARD:  Kenny Britton / Liam Kinshella

TOP DEFENSEMAN AWARD:  Avery Hill

COACHES’ AWARD:  Jordan Passmore

TOP PLAYOFF PERFORMER AWARD:  Anthony Ciurro / Dom Kolbeins

MARCEL FISHER AWARD (VOLUNTEER):  Kerrie Proudlove

BROADCASTER’S AWARD:  Akila Sato-Gaudreau

 

Preparations for next season are underway.

Registration for the Victoria Cougars spring camp (May 5-7, 2017) are currently being accepted.

Log on to www.victoriacougars.com for more information.

The Victoria Cougars would like to thank everyone for their support during this season.

 

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FORMER COUGARS GOALIE SUPERB IN OPENING ROUND

Congratulations go out to Michael Herringer and the Kelowna Rockets for advancing to Round 2 of the 2017 Western Hockey League playoffs yesterday.

Herringer posted two shutouts and allowed only 12 goals in six games against the Kamloops Blazers.

Only 16-years-old at the time, Herringer posted a 16-0-0-1 record and a 2.23 goals against average during his time with the Victoria Cougars four years ago.

Kelowna will face either the Portland Winterhawks or Prince George Cougars.

 

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