Saturday Nov. 23rd
BRAVES 2
GLACIER KINGS 3
Final
Saturday Nov. 23rd
BUCCANEERS 2
GENERALS 5
Final
Sunday Nov. 24th
GENERALS 5
ISLANDERS 2
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Thursday Nov. 28th
BUCCANEERS 1
COUGARS 5
Final
Friday Nov. 29th
ISLANDERS 1
PANTHERS 10
Final
Friday Nov. 29th
GENERALS 3
STORM 3
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Friday Nov. 29th
GLACIER KINGS 4
BRAVES 3
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Saturday Nov. 30th
STORM 7
ISLANDERS 2
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Saturday Nov. 30th
COUGARS 4
GLACIER KINGS 1
Final
Saturday Nov. 30th
BUCCANEERS 4
GENERALS 5
Final
Sunday Dec. 1st
BRAVES 3
WOLVES 4
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Thursday Dec. 5th
STORM 4
BUCCANEERS 2
Final
Thursday Dec. 5th
WOLVES 1
COUGARS 6
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Friday Dec. 6th
ISLANDERS 3
PANTHERS 6
Final
Friday Dec. 6th
GLACIER KINGS 2
STORM 6
Final
Friday Dec. 6th
GENERALS 2
BRAVES 4
Final
Saturday Dec. 7th
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7:00PM
Saturday Dec. 7th
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GLACIER KINGS  
7:00PM
Saturday Dec. 7th
WOLVES  
ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
Sunday Dec. 8th
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1:30PM
Wednesday Dec. 11th
PANTHERS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Dec. 12th
ISLANDERS  
COUGARS  
7:00PM
Thursday Dec. 12th
BRAVES  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
Friday Dec. 13th
COUGARS  
BRAVES  
6:30PM
Friday Dec. 13th
BUCCANEERS  
STORM  
7:30PM
Friday Dec. 13th
WOLVES  
PANTHERS  
7:30PM
Saturday Dec. 14th
ISLANDERS  
GLACIER KINGS  
7:00PM
Sunday Dec. 15th
PANTHERS  
GENERALS  
2:30PM
Sunday Dec. 15th
STORM  
BRAVES  
3:00PM
Tuesday Dec. 17th
GLACIER KINGS  
ISLANDERS  
7:30PM
Wednesday Dec. 18th
COUGARS  
WOLVES  
7:00PM
Thursday Dec. 19th
GENERALS  
BUCCANEERS  
7:15PM
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Cougars Introduce Mental Health Awareness Program
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The Victoria Cougars have been proud members of the VIJHL since 1998. Over those 21 years, we have strived to continually improve our program, and are one of the elite teams in our League and across the Province. During this time, we have focused on the development of our youth players and coaches to a high-performance level, and to be community-minded young men.

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed that in trying to achieve these goals, there have been mental health challenges faced by some of our athletes, coaches and staff. When we consider our players, it is important for us to consider their mental health as a contributing factor to not only our team’s success, but to their lifetime outcomes overall.

Thus, this year, The Victoria Cougars are proud to announce that we have introduced a Mental Health Program component to our organization for the 2019-20 season. We believe that this is the first program of its kind in the VIJHL, and we are hoping that with this program’s success, other teams will follow suit in prioritizing mental health services as necessary components of youth sport.

Our program allows the players and coaches to seek individual and group counselling from an independent counsellor. Additionally, we are providing information seminars for all Cougars staff about important topics focusing on improving the mental health of our players. We hope to show our players that talking about their lives and issues in counselling is a strength, and that sharing aspects of their lives with both a therapist and their teammates can have profound effects on their well-being. We feel it is important for the young men on the Cougars to have a safe outlet to foster their mental growth in tandem with their training as young athletes. What’s more, we hope to show them that not only can working on their mental health make change in their lives, but it can be a fun and enjoyable experience as well.

Psychological research shows strong links between accessing mental health support and better performance in competitive sport. And while this may be reason enough to offer mental health support to our players and coaches, we at the Cougars feel it is our responsibility to support the mental wellness of all members of our organization, encouraging them to seek success both on and off the ice.

We look forward to providing ongoing updates about our Mental Health Program as the year progresses.


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NORTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Generals 28 20 6 0 42
Storm 27 16 9 0 34
Buccaneers 27 9 12 0 24
Glacier Kings 27 2 24 0 5
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SOUTH DIVISION
TEAM GP W L T TP
Panthers 27 22 5 0 44
Cougars 24 21 3 0 42
Wolves 26 15 9 0 32
Braves 27 10 14 0 23
Islanders 29 6 21 0 14
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PLAYER GP G A PTS
T. Wort (PEN) 27 26 25 51
R. Braun (PEN) 27 16 29 45
J. Lingard (PEN) 25 17 24 41
E. Easton (VIC) 23 19 20 39
D. Heathcote (OCE) 24 18 17 35
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GOALIE LEADERS
GOALIE GP W GAA SV%
J Hudak (CRS) 8 6 2.09 .925
J Chambers (VIC) 11 9 2.21 .925
J Brendeland (OCE) 19 12 2.25 .930
C Rechsteiner (OCE) 13 8 2.44 .902
K Loe (CRS) 9 2 2.47 .922
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