Over 20 years have passed since the Southwest Cougars captured back-to-back Manitoba AAA league midget championships. The Cougars finished second to the Pembina Valley Hawks but went on to defeat them in a five game playoff to represent Manitoba in the regional tournament in the 97/98 season. The Cougars followed up the following season taking the league title for the second year in a row.
This past weekend a number of team members and parents met in Souris to celebrate, and have a reunion. The afternoon started with a 9-hole Texas scramble at the Souris golf club and then had players and parents gather at the home of Reagan Rome for an evening of fellowship.
Former Souris resident Jeff Affleck, now of Saskatoon, organized the day and some 30 players made it to Souris along with assistant coaches Todd MacKay and Scott Coates from Winnipeg as well as trainer Bill Lawson and manager Keith Kontzie enjoyed the festivities.