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Bennett Pieters Earns Midwest East Division Honors with Exceptional Performance


#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | USPHL Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week
#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | USPHL Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week

BENSENVILLE, Ill.- In a remarkable display of goaltending, Chicago Cougars' netminder Bennett Pieters has been named the Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week for his outstanding performance against the Battle Creek Kernels on Jan. 19.


#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Pieters, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., showcased his exceptional skills by turning away all 40 shots he faced, leading his team to a decisive 4-0 victory. This marked his second shutout of the season, with the previous one occurring on Dec. 8 against the Chicago Crush, where he made an impressive 35 saves.


The young goaltender has been on a hot streak, securing three of his six wins in the last five starts. His recent success highlights his consistency and reliability between the pipes, providing the Chicago Cougars with a solid last line of defense.


As of the Premier 2023-2024 season, Pieters has played in 19 games, amassing a record of 7 wins, 9 losses, and 2 shutouts. With a total playing time of 1129 minutes, he has faced 583 shots, allowing only 57 goals for an impressive goals-against average (GAA) of 3.03. His save percentage (SV%) stands at an outstanding 0.911.


#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Pieters' ability to rise to the occasion has undoubtedly contributed to the team's success, and this recent accolade as Goalie of the Week is a testament to his dedication and skill on the ice. The Chicago Cougars can confidently rely on Pieters to stand tall in crucial moments, making him a valuable asset as they navigate the challenges of the season.


#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#35 Goalie Bennett Pieters | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Bennett has been a pillar of strength for the Cougars in goal. His consistency and ability to come up big in crucial moments have been instrumental in the Cougars recent successes. This recognition is well-deserved, and the Chicago Cougars as well as the Cougars' die-hard fan base look forward to seeing him continue to excel.


With Pieters guarding the net, the Chicago Cougars are poised for a strong finish in the Midwest East Division. As they continue their pursuit of victory, Bennett Pieters remains a key figure in their quest for success on the ice.


From the entire Chicago Cougars organization, congratulations Bennett Pieters on being named the Midwest East Division Goalie of the Week!

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