TORONTO, Ont. – Former Bemidji State University women’s hockey forward Kaitlyn Tougas has been drafted by the Brampton Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Tougas was selected in the fourth round of the CWHL Draft.
The Thunder Bay, Ontario native capped off her career at Bemidji State by ranking seventh with 92 career points. Tougas led the Beavers in points for three-straight seasons and set a career-high with 29 points (8g-21a) in 2015-16.
The 2015-16 alternate captain finished in the top 20 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in points, assists and assists per game (0.58) while also leading the team in plus/minus (+10). Her 21 assists in 2015-16 are the seventh most in one season at BSU.
The CWHL is a five-team professional women’s hockey league founded in 2007. The Brampton Thunder finished the 2015-16 season third in the CWHL standings with a 13-7-1 record.
Tougas joins Ivana Bilic and Hanna Moher to play professional women’s hockey in 2016-17.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).