Cougars make history at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Finals
The Men's Hockey team is ACHA (D3) Champions with a convincing 12 to 3 win against the Grand Valley State University Lakers in Dallas Texas. The GVSU Lakers defeated Michigan State University 4 to 2 in their semi-final to face the Cougars in the finals.
No Canadian men's team has ever won an ACHA Championship and the Cougars did it in dominating style.
The Cougars can also boast winning the first National Championship in any varsity sport in the College's history. The College has had many silver and bronze finishes in a variety of Collegiate varsity sports over the years but never a Chamiponship. The team is coached by Mike Hall and is made up with a roster of mainly 20 year olds predominately from the Sault. It is a truly proud moment for our College and a source for civic pride.
Ryan Vendramin (C) (hometown SSM) played extremely well in the tournament averaging 5 points a game and was named its MVP. He was also the league's MVP during regular season play and the scoring leader in the tournament and the ACHA North Division league scoring leader.
The Cougars went 4 and 0 in tournament play, defeating the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 10-1, Ramapo College from New Jersey 12-5 , University of South Florida 6-1 and Fairfield University from Connecticut was defeated by the Cougars 6-2 in the semi-finals.
“The Cougars played their hearts out and represented the city very well in this tournament on and off the ice. The College is proud of these young men." Says Colin Kirkwood, Vice-President of Academics and Research.
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