Cougar Cup Champions
PHOTO COURTESY JESSICA KING
Back row: Coaches: Martin Boilard (Associate), Martin Bigras (Associate) , Daniel Guilbault (Head coach).
Middle row (players standing): #21(LW) David Lapalme, #19(LW) Odyssea Kargakos, #29(C) Skye Davey, #22(LW) Nicolas Hofton-Restrepo, #30(RW) Gabriel Rouleau.
Front row: #17(C) Jacob Bigras, #26(D) Brayden Lawrence, #24(C) Maxime Boilard, #25(RW) Rayan Kodila, #27(RW) Dylan Snyder, #31(Goalie) Zackary Juneau, #23(D) Jack Guilbault, #19(D) Nicholas Gottardo.
The Cougar Cup, hosted by Gloucester minor hockey, is a three-day tournament that's played entirely in one weekend (January 27 - January 29) with teams from all over Ontario and Quebec. It takes place at the Sensplex facilities in the Ottawa/Kanata region.
With a tough loss in the first game after a long car ride the boys really came together as a team, only allowing two goals in the final four games and going over 10 straight periods without allowing a single goal. In the finals against The West Island Knights the kids worked so hard for each other and deserved to walk away champions. Outstanding effort, Go Preds Go!
The team also boasts the top three scorers in the tournament as well as top goalie, Zackary "Carey" Juneau, with a 4-1 record with two shutouts, four goals against, and a scintillating 0.80 goals against average over the weekend.
We are so proud of the boys for bringing home the gold and returning champions!