Halfway through the College of Charleston’s season, Brett Welsh, Elk Lake, is leading the Cougars in their undefeated, first place season.
Welsh has two goals and four assists in the Cougars six games.
The Cougars are currently 10 games into the season and have only lost a scrimmage 9-5, to Tennessee. Two games against Elon were cancelled, and Radford University forfeited.
In the team’s six wins, the Cougars have outscored their opponents 64-14.
The Cougars have announced new membership in the Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League (ACCHL) and competes in the new Carolina Division.
The team opened its season against the Citadel on Friday, Sept. 20, with a 10-6 win.
On Sept. 27, Welsh scored, unassisted, against Clemson with 3:16 left in the first to put the Cougars ahead 2-0. C of C went onto win 5-2. A day later, Welsh found the net again, this time with 5:42 left in the first to give College of Charleston a 4-1 lead, and eventual 11-3 win, over Old Dominion.
The Cougars played in the Chilled Ponds Tournament in Virginia over the weekend of Oct. 11 through 13, and came away with two big wins, along with a Radford forfeit to go 3-0 at the tourney.
On Oct. 11, Charleston iced William and Mary with a 20-3 win. Welsh assisted on a goal in the first period, putting the Cougars up 4-1 with 40 seconds to go.
He added another helper, this time in the second, putting the team up 8-2 with 6:40 remaining in the middle frame. Welsh continued as a play maker, notching his third assist of the game, putting the Cougars ahead 10-2.
On the tournament’s second night, the College of Charleston added another tally in the win column, with a 12-1 drubbing of American University.
Welsh continued to tack on the points, as he added an assist, with 17:48 left in the second, adding to the Cougars lead and making the score 4-0.
The Cougars are on a break until Nov. 23, when the head to Virginia Commonwealth University for a game in Richmond.