PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2017) – The Pensacola Ice Flyers announced today two-time SPHL champion, Josh Cousineau, has signed to play another season on the gulf coast.
“We are very excited to announce Josh is returning to our team,” Ice Flyers head coach Jeff Bes stated. “He is a proven champion and is very tough to play against as he plays all three zones extremely well.”
The Penetang, Ontario, Canada native is entering his fourth professional season. Cousineau was acquired by the Ice Flyers during the 2015-16 campaign from the Knoxville Ice Bears and scored the most memorable goal in Pensacola hockey history with a last second tally 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.
“I could not be happier to return to Pensacola and start the 2017-18 season,” Cousineau added. “Pensacola is an unbelievable hockey city with passionate fans and I am honored to be going back.”
Cousineau has 31 goals, 42 assists for 73 points and 135 penalty minutes in 154 professional games played. Prior to turning pro, he had 115 points in 104 games while playing for Adrian College and served as an assistant captain during his senior season.
Bes said, “Josh has won two championships on two different teams and we are very fortunate to have that experience and leadership both on and off the ice.”
“I am looking forward to helping lead the way to another successful season and contributing to the great community off the ice in Pensacola,” Cousineau concluded.