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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.

 

2017 MAIN CAMP

The Victoria Cougars Junior Hockey Club is pleased to announce the dates and times for our 2017 Main Camp.

 

Our camp will be run over 3 days and we encourage players who played competitive hockey at the Bantam “A” level or higher in 2016/17 to register and gain exposure to our program.  In addition to selecting players for our 2017/18 roster, we will be identifying affiliate players and prospects for future seasons.

 

*** Please note that Goalie spots for this camp will be by invitation only. ***

 

All sessions are being held at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.

 

The dates for this camp are:

Thursday,  August 17, 2017

6:15pm                                Player check-in

7:15pm to 8:45pm            On ice session

 

Saturday,   August 19, 2017 – Two Sessions for all players:

9:00am to 11:15am          On ice session

11:30am to 12:15pm        Goalies Session

12:45pm to 3:00pm           On ice session

 

Sunday,  August 20, 2017           

9:00am to 11:00am          On ice session

11:15am to 1:00pm           Player interviews

 

To register, please download and complete the following Cougars 2017 Training Camp Registration Form and mail it, complete with payment of $175.00, to the address on the registration OR provide the credit card information requested at the bottom of the Registration Form.  You will receive an e-mail back confirming your registration.  If you have any questions please contact Tony Carlson at 250-414-0556 or by email at cougarsopsmanager@gmail.com.

If you played minor hockey this past season you must wear a full shield as well as a neck guard (both CSA approved) for the duration of our camp.

 

 

Refunds:

·         Players who sign with another Junior hockey team prior to or after the start of this               camp immediately become ineligible to participate in this program.

·         No refunds will be payable to any player who becomes ineligible, drops out, or                       cancels for any reason except major injury 7 days before the start of camp.

·         A $50 administration fee will be deducted from any refund due to a participant.

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.

 

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.