PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 26, 2018) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers announced today two-time SPHL champion, Josh Cousineau, has signed to play once more on the Gulf Coast.
“It is great to have Josh back,” Ice Flyers head coach Rod Aldoff said, “He is one of the smartest players in the league and understands the game in all situations very well.”
The 5’10” 175-lb. forward is entering his fifth professional season, his fourth with the Ice Flyers. Cousineau was acquired by the Ice Flyers during the 2015-16 season from the Knoxville Ice Bears and scored the most memorable goal in Pensacola hockey history with a last second tally later that year to win the 2016 SPHL championship on home ice. He won his first championship the previous year with the Ice Bears in his rookie season.
“Pensacola has become another home away from home after the last three years,” Cousineau added, “I’m beyond excited to play in front of its passionate fans for my fourth season.”
Last season with the Ice Flyers, the Penetang, Ontario, Canada native had 9 goals and 13 assists totaling 22 points. He also led the team in penalty minutes with 79. Cousineau has played 200 games in the SPHL where he has totaled 40 goals, 55 assists, 95 points and 214 penalty minutes.
Aldoff stated, “Josh comes to play every day and is well respected in our dressing room. He is a tremendous person and shows up to the rink ready to go every day. We’re fortunate to have his experience and leadership both on and off the ice.”
“I look forward to playing under returning head coach Rod Aldoff and will work towards bringing the championship back to Pensacola once more. I am excited about the upcoming season with the Ice Flyers and I hope to see everyone on October 20 to pack The Hangar for our first home game!” Cousineau concluded.