The Sault College Cougars who are entering their first season in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division III north division has chosen their roster for 2017 – 2018 season. The Cougars will be the first men’s hockey program in the ACHA from Canada. Sault College will open up on the road in Saginaw, Michigan on September 22nd and 23rd against the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals. Sault College roster on opening night will include nine forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders with bench boss Mike Hall taking the reins.
Among the 19 players are seven returnees and 12 rookies with forward Tyler Brown (Echo Bay, ON) returning as the Cougars captain in 2017 – 2018. Joining Brown will be forwards Jason Uhl, Cody Poirier, and Jordan Allick along with a pair of defensemen in Jared Binguis (Lac Seul, ON), Jamie Kamzol (Sault Ste Marie, ON) and goaltender Carter Bissonette (Parry Sound).
Upfront, the Cougars will have Andrew Trowbridge (Blind River, ON), Mark Khull (Echo Bay, ON), Lucas Duckstein (Sault Ste Marie), Ryan Vendramin (Sault Ste Marie, ON), Cody Poirier (Sault Ste Marie, ON), Jordan Allick (Sault Ste Marie, ON), Jake Lewis (Sault Ste Marie, ON) and Kevin Thrower (Schreiber, ON) while on the blueline, Cole Peck (Ottawa, ON), Kevin Lanoix (Timmins, ON), Thomas Zwiers (Orillia, ON) and Kelly Quevillon (Sault Ste Marie, ON) will take care of the defensive end. Between the pipes, Braedan Turco (Sault Ste Marie, ON) and Drew Gregory (Echo Bay, ON) will round out the rookies in the Cougar jerseys.
The Cougars will play their first home games on November 3rd and 4th when they hit the ice against the Schoolcraft College Ocelots from Livonia, Michigan.
Cole Peck (Blind River Beavers – NOJHL)
Nick Trecroce (Soo Eagles – NOJHL)
Kevin Lanoix (Napanee Raiders – PJHL)
Jared Binguis (Sault College)
Jamie Kamzol (Sault College)
Kelly Quevillon (Soo Jr Greyhounds – GNML)
Thomas Zwiers (Oro Thunder Major Midget)
Tyler Brown (Sault College)
Andrew Trowbridge (Blind River Beavers – NOJHL)
Mark Khull (Blind River Beavers – NOJHL)
Lucas Duckstein (Lansing Wolves – NA3HL)
Ryan Vendramin (Sarnia Legionnaires – GOJHL)
Cody Poirier (Sault College)
Jordan Allick (Sault College)
Jake Lewis (St Marys Knight – CSSHL)
Kevin Thrower (Schreiber Minor Hockey)
Carter Bissonette (Sault College)
Drew Gregory (CASS Huskies – CSSHL)
Braedan Turco (Niagara Whalers – GMHL)
Head Coach – Mike Hall
Assistant Coach – Rod Trudel
Trainer – Shaw Houslander
Trainer – Bid Caverly
Hockey Coordinator – Jay Houslander
Sault College Manager of Athletics – Scott Gray