Southwest Cougars host tournament this weekend

Team gets new jersey design

Southwest Cougars took to the ice for three days of training camp with 28 players heading into this weekend’s seven-team AAA Midget tournament.

A number of players returned from junior camps.

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Randy Cooke was in OCN, Cody Shearer and Trent Sambrook were in Winkler, Landon Roberts returned from Tri-Cities and Steinbach.

Cory King was in Moose Jaw, Callum Fortin and Rylan Gudnason came back from Swan River; Austin Clyne was in Portage and Tanner Clyne was in Wayway; Matthew Ramsey skated with the Wheat Kings and Tyson Kozak was returned from Portland.

The Cougars look to have a strong nucleus of returning players with an outstanding group of Bantam grads as well as area high school players vying for a spot on the 20-man roster.

Play starts

The Cougars host the seven-team league tournament this weekend, playing four games in four days.

The team will be in Brandon on Sept. 22 for a preseason game with the Wheat Kings.

Then the Cougars travel to Kenora to start the regular season on Sept. 29. They play a two-game weekend before returning to host the Central Plains Capitals, Oct. 6 in Souris.

The team is excited to show off their newly re-designed Southwest Cougars home jersey.

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