Hockey: Cougars look to Carter Smith to juice offence

Carter Smith, who was a 20-goal man with the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, is headed to the Regina Cougars, who have been a goal-starved team in Canada West across the past two seasons.

Tim Switzer notes the Cougars scored just 65 goals last season and 60 in 2007-08. That works out to just 2.23 goals per game if our Ontario public education system math is to be trusted. Quoth Blaine Sautner:
"I'm not saying he’s going to come in and score 15 or 20 for us, but if he can score from eight to 10 that would be a good first year."
It's always good to see more newspapers taking an interest in CIS hockey recruiting. It might speak to how more people are becoming aware of the quality of play.

U of R Cougars hockey coach hopes Carter Smith can improve team (Tim Switzer, Regina Leader-Post, June 8)
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1 comment:

  1. The only way CIS teams are going to compete for a national title is with good CHL grads. It is very good hockey. Too bad more people dont come out and watch.