THURSDAY'S WIN PUTS THE COUGARS AT 100 WINS!!
By: Cougars Staff November 18, 2018 The Cougars are on Thanksgiving holiday this week and will return to action Friday, November 30th against Decatur, but before they went their separate ways, the Cougars made a bit of history Thursday afternoon beating Decatur 7-1. With the win the Cougars notched 100 wins in program history!
Having played a total of 145 games, the Cougars are now 100-45 for a 69% win percentage over their first 4 seasons of play. The Cougars got things started off in 2015-16 with a 39-9 record setting a strong tone for what was yet to come. The following year they took a step back finishing 5th in the division and a 23-21 record. Year 3 produced a division title an 30-13 record with one game being cancelled due to a blizzard in Detroit. This season the Cougars are 8-8 in the middle of the division and looking to take their next step forward in the month of December.
Over these 100 wins there has also been much individual success having advanced 10 players to Tier 2 Juniors, 2 European Professional contracts signed, and 38 college commitments accounting for 100% of alumni players to college hockey!
"This has been a great stretch for our organization and from ownership down to the players we have had the right people on board doing the right things and over time I think that is a great recipe for success. We are striving to get better every day and the journey is just beginning." said Head Coach Brad Stoffers following Thursday's win
The Cougars will be back in action after Thanksgiving on December 30th and November 1st hosting the Blaze for a 2 game series. Saturday night will be the return of inaugural season co-captain Matt Olson returning to Chicago.
We can't wait to see everyone at the Leafs Centre and Go Cougars!
About The USPHL
The United States Premier Hockey League of 2022-23 is the nation’s largest junior amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States, from Maine to California, and from Florida to Washington State.
The USPHL includes over 100 organizations comprised of 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20, including Youth and Midget Division teams in the Tier 1 Hockey Federation.
Overall, across all its divisions, the USPHL see more than 3,100 alumni playing college hockey each year and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.
The league’s top level, the Tuition Free Tier II National Collegiate Development Conference, led all North American Tier II leagues with three players selected in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft and has seen more than 200 NCAA Division I commitments since its 2017 inception. The NCDC will also expand to include the NCDC West, with teams in Colorado, Utah and Idaho for 2023-24.
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