It’s said defense wins championships, and the Cougars added a couple pieces to their blueline last night. GM Todd Harkins signed a pair of young defenseman, and Cats fans had a chance to see them in action last night. 17 year old Joel Lakusta signed on the dotted line yesterday, making it official after the Cats acquired him in a trade last season. He stands 6’2, 180 lbs, and told us about the hard work he put in to reach this point.
Meanwhile Peter Kope is just 16 years old, but he impressed the Cougars brass with his physical play, even dropping the mitts in the Black & White game. The 6’1, 184 lb’er was taken in the 5th round of the 2014 draft, and told us about why he’s excited to join the Cats.