PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Submitted By Kyle Mundell on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Heading into the 2020-21 hockey season, the Burlington Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) are proud and excited to announce an official partnership with the Burlington Eagles Rep Hockey Club of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).

As two long-established and well-respected institutions within the community of Burlington, Ontario this partnership will align the values, resources and vision of the two organizations as we continue to develop and produce elite athletes on the ice and upstanding members of the community off of it.

“This partnership is long overdue; I believe this is a situation where we can actually turn back the clock,” Cougars head coach and general manager Mark Jooris said. “We want to have our Burlington kids come through the Eagles system and want to be Burlington Cougars.”

A former Burlington Cougars player and Burlington native himself, Jooris has seen the development of the Junior A program, now in his third stint coaching the team. Over the years the organization has blossomed into an important fixture in the community as well as for the players as they embark on further athletic and academic goals.

“We want to work with the coaches to make the transition as seamless as possible for the players,” Jooris added. “We will be back at Central Arena and I think we can grow our fan base and create a fantastic event on Friday nights for our community. I’m excited to be a part of it!”

The Burlington Eagles organization seeks to mold its athletes, through the great Canadian passion of hockey, into responsible future leaders and caring citizens, whose paths will also be defined by a quest for excellence in all they do.

“The Burlington Eagles rep hockey club is an important part of the familIes in Burlington. I believe there is a need to connect that to the junior A team in town,” said Dave Armstrong, President of Burlington City Rep Hockey Club.

“The Burlington Cougars can help us with development and they can become leaders and mentors to our players. We can support each other and become a stronger presence in the community.”

Engaging in community events, fundraising efforts and charitable campaigns, the Burlington Cougars organization has long been a staple of the communal values that the city prides itself upon. With the fusion between the minor hockey and junior hockey programs, the ultimate goal is to groom our young Eagles players and have them become future Cougars.

On-ice player development, recruiting, coaching and progression into college/professional hockey and life remains a paramount goal. However, the two organizations are looking forward to fostering leadership and social responsibility amongst our student-athletes as they graduate through the ranks of hockey.

We encourage you to get involved in this journey throughout the off-season and into the 2020-21 hockey season. Stay tuned to the Burlington Cougars website and social media channels for more information.

This article has been viewed 3535 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 07
    The Burlington City Rep Hockey Club (BCRHC) will be hosting our 2021 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm virtually through video conferencing.
  • 29
    The Burlington Eagles are extremely excited to congratulate all our players that were selected in the OHL Under-16 and Under 18 Priority Selections in 2021! Four Eagles players were selected over the two drafts, including three of our Under-16 ...
  • 27
    Best Education Prep is hosting a FREE information session webinar this Tuesday, June 29th at 7:00pm. This webinar will provide details about the scholarship process and pathways to the NCAA & USports levels, as well as the SAT/ACT tests and academic ...
  • 30
    The Burlington Eagles and the Burlington Lions-Optimist Minor Hockey Association (BLOMHA) will be working together to operate tryouts and form teams at the youngest age groups as a collaborative effort.
  • 21
    Eagles Families, Due to Covid-19, the current lockdown and the pending fall tryouts, there will not be any fit nights for the coming season.  The only way to secure custom Eagles pants, gloves and bags at the best price for the start of the ...
  • 13
    Eagles families, Please see the following information regarding the OHF’s current expected plan for the 2021/22 minor hockey season. We anticipate the first tryouts for our AAA Under-12 and older teams to start September 10th, with the Under-11 ...
  • 09
    In addition to our previously announced AAA Head Coaches, the Burlington Eagles are extremely excited to present our AA, A, Under 8, and Under 9 Head Coaches for the 2021-22 season! Once again, the Selection Committee would like to thank all ...
  • 08
    To Our Eagles 2020 - 2021 Coaches, This hockey season was unlike anything that we have seen before, and the past year has been nothing short of historic. Very few of us could have predicted how this season was going to unfold from start to ...
Printed from burlingtoneagles.com on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9:27 AM