BENSENVILLE, Ill.- In a month filled with intense on-ice action and standout performances, Gerdas Paulauskas of the Chicago Cougars has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the team. The young forward has been named the Midwest East Division Forward of the Month, and it's a well-deserved accolade for the talented player.
Paulauskas, a native of Lisle, Illinois, showcased his goal-scoring talents throughout January, making him an indispensable asset for the Cougars. In 11 games played during the month, the '04-born forward found the back of the net eight times and contributed an additional four assists, accumulating an impressive 12 points.
Notably, two of Paulauskas' goals served as game-winners, showcasing his ability to rise to the occasion when the team needed it most. This season, he has already tallied two game-winning goals, bringing his three-year career total to an impressive 10.
Currently, Paulauskas sits in the second spot for the Cougars' scoring leaders, amassing a total of 34 points in 34 games during the 2023-2024 season. His consistent offensive production has been a driving force behind the team's success, and his impact on the ice goes beyond the current season. With a remarkable 116 points in 113 games, he has secured his place as the fourth-highest scorer in the history of the Chicago Cougars.
Let's take a closer look at Gerdas Paulauskas' Premier 2023-2024 season statistics:
Games Played (GP): 37
Goals (G): 17
Assists (A): 24
Points (PTS): 41
Penalties in Minutes (PIM): 59
These statistics not only highlight his scoring ability but also his playmaking skills, making him a well-rounded forward and a force to be reckoned with on the ice.
Cougars fans and hockey enthusiasts alike are surely thrilled to see Gerdas Paulauskas receive the recognition he deserves as the Midwest East Division Forward of the Month. As the team continues its journey through the season, all eyes will be on Paulauskas to lead the charge and contribute to the Chicago Cougars' pursuit of success in the USPHL.
From the entire Chicago Cougars organization, congratulations Gerdas on this major accomplishment, and here's to more goals, assists, and victories in the games to come!