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Gerdas Paulauskas Named Midwest East Division Forward of the Month


#8 Forward Gerdas Paulauskas | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#8 Forward Gerdas Paulauskas | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

BENSENVILLE, Ill.- In a month that presented its fair share of challenges for the Chicago Cougars Premier squad, one player shone brightly on the ice, and his name is Gerdas Paulauskas. The 2004-born forward hailing from Lisle, Ill., has been named the Midwest East Division Forward of the Month, and rightfully so.


In the midst of a somewhat light month for the Cougars, Paulauskas emerged as the team's beacon of consistency, tallying seven points in six games. His stellar performance not only reflects his individual skill but also underscores his commitment to the team's success.


Currently in his third season with the Cougars, Paulauskas stands on the brink of a significant milestone, just two points away from the career 100-point mark. With 98 points in 98 games, his impact on the team's offensive prowess is undeniable.

#8 Forward Gerdas Paulauskas | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#8 Forward Gerdas Paulauskas | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Throughout November, Paulauskas showcased his versatility, making his presence felt in various facets of the game. His +7 rating tied for the team lead, demonstrating his defensive acumen and ability to make positive contributions on both ends of the ice. Additionally, his three hits, the second-highest on the team for the month, highlighted his physical presence and willingness to engage in the gritty aspects of the game.


Not just an offensive force, Paulauskas displayed a commitment to team defense with five blocked shots in November, once again securing the second spot on the team. His well-rounded game is a testament to his dedication to every aspect of the sport, making him an invaluable asset to the Chicago Cougars.


As we reflect on Gerdas Paulauskas's outstanding performance in November, it's clear that he embodies the spirit of a true team player. With 16 points in 19 games this season, including 6 goals and 10 assists, Paulauskas continues to be a key contributor to the Cougars' success. The entire organization congratulates him on being named the Midwest East Division Forward of the Month and eagerly anticipates the continued brilliance he brings to the ice.

#8 Forward Gerdas Paulauskas prepares to score | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#8 Forward Gerdas Paulauskas prepares to score | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

The Cougars' faithful can rest assured that with Gerdas Paulauskas leading the charge, the team is in capable hands as they navigate the challenges of the season. Here's to more milestones and memorable moments from this exceptional forward as the Chicago Cougars continue their journey in the USPHL Premier Division.


The Chicago Cougars organization proudly congratulates Gerdas Paulauskas on being named the Midwest East Division Forward of the Month. Your exceptional performance, dedication, and skill on the ice are a true inspiration to us all. Here's to more success and milestones as we continue our journey together. Well done, Gerdas!

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