Junior hockey is able to exist as a result of our volunteers who give their time to provide competitive hockey programs for our communities. Without volunteers, teams would cease to exist. Some volunteers are able to give of their time for short periods, and others dedicate themselves to years and sometimes decades of service. Sandy Bell is one of these long term volunteers.
Sandy Bell joined the Schomberg Cougars in 2002 as an assistant coach along with (at the time) Head Coach Colin Stewart, General Manager Gary Waldrum and Trainer Jerry Strader. Sandy’s first year with us was an unbelievable year, as the team won its first conference title when they defeated the Fergus Devils, Erin Shamrocks and finally the Stayner Siskins to claim the conference. Sandy then stayed on with the team in both Assistant Coach and Head Coach roles through the 2012-2013 season. Sandy then spent 7 years with the Caledon Golden Hawks, and last year returned home to the Schomberg Cougars. In his illustrious career in Junior hockey, Sandy is celebrating an incredible milestone. Sun. Nov. 28th saw Sandy on the bench for his 1000th junior hockey game!
The Schomberg Cougars celebrated Sandy’s accomplishment by surprising him with an on – ice acknowledgement, including a trophy and a custom Schomberg Cougars jersey with the number 1000 on it.
President Randy Hull said of Sandy Bell “Sandy is one of the most dedicated hockey volunteers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I am proud to call him my friend and honoured that he returned to his Cougars family to celebrate this amazing milestone.”
- Nikki Sellers, Schomberg