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The End of the Chatham Cougars Season and A Final Farewell

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Hello everyone!

It’s the end of another season for the Chatham Cougars and over the past two months there is plenty of news to report on.  We faced off against SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, Utica, SUNY Potsdam, and Neumann to finish off the year. 

Playing against SUNY Oswego was an exciting weekend for the entire team, as it was the first time since Oswego’s first year as a program that we had beat them.  This year, the scores respectively were 3-0 and a scoreless tie.  Two weekends later, senior weekend presented itself with an opportunity to take on Utica College, but we fell short in both games at a score of 1-4, Utica. 

As for our graduating seniors, we honored the following players: Karlee Kaufman (#24), Erika Bronk (#16 and captain for 2 years), Katrina Hawkins (#21), Kimberly Miller (#19), and Marie Soukup (#4).  Karlee Kaufman will be pursuing PA school at Chatham University in the fall and played for three years on the hockey team.  Erika Bronk will return home to Rochester to attend nursing school and played for four years, holding a position as captain for her last two years.  Katrina Hawkins will be graduating after four years on the team and return home to British Columbia to start her career.  Kimberly Miller will be moving home to Boston for nursing school, and I will be moving home to Chicago to find work and both of us have also contributed four years to the program.

As my last blog post for the Chatham University Cougars, I would like to thank the coaching staff for this writing opportunity as well as a memorable four years.  Another thank you to Women’s Hockey Life for allowing me to report on my team’s season for the past two years.  It has been a pleasure being able to do what I love and provide some commentary for our fans, the team, and anyone else who reads this blog.  Thank you for reading and keeping up with our team!

I’m extending another warm thank you to my entire team and all of the players I have had the honor of playing with over the past four years.  I, as well as the other seniors, know that we are leaving this program in a better place than we entered it.  We cannot thank you enough for your persistent effort, passion, and memories we’ll reminisce on for years to come.  We wish you all the best in the upcoming season and we promise to try and attend a few of your games too!

I wish my team all the best in the upcoming season and I hope everyone has a wonderful end to their semesters!  Go Cougars!

Marie #4

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