The Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League is proud to announce that Tyson Kozak of the Southwest Cougars is the CCM Hockey Player of the Week.
In two road contests this week, Tyson Kozak scored 3 times and added 3 assists, helping the Cougars go 2-0 against the Winnipeg Bruins and Winnipeg Wild. On Friday, Kozak contributed 2 assists before scoring late in the 3rd period to force overtime. Kozak and the Cougars would go on to win 5-4 in overtime. On Saturday, with the Cougars down 0-2 against the league-leading Winnipeg Wild, Kozak scored a shorthanded marker to bring his team within one. The Souris product also scored 19 seconds into the 3rd period to notch the game up at 3’s. He’d add a primary assist on Southwest’s fifth goal, lifting the Cougars to a 5-4 victory.
Kozak is an assistant captain with the Cougars and currently leads the team in points with 46 (17G 29A), despite only playing in 24 of the team’s 32 games. The 5’9” forward has also appeared in 5 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.