Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pete Rouleau accepts coaching position

Former Brahmas forward moves from hockey to golf as Finlandia University's 1st women's golf coach

Former Texas Brahma forward Pete Rouleau has been named Finlandia University's first women’s golf coach, according to Finlandia athletics director Chris Salani.

Rouleau played four years of golf at Hancock (Mich.) Central High School. As a junior and senior, he was a vital member of the Bulldogs' team that won consecutive Upper Peninsula High School Golf Championships in 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. He was recently the runner-up in the 2009 Portage Lake Club Championship and is currently a youth golf instructor there. Rouleau has been teaching lessons to kids in three different age groups at Portage Lake for the past five years.

Rouleau played one season of NCAA Division III hockey at Finlandia in 2003-04 and then three seasons at Michigan Tech (NCAA). He was teammate of Tyler Skworchinski for two seasons.

After Tech's 2007-08 season ended, Rouleau played one game with the Idaho Steelheads and six games with the Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL).

Rouleau joined the Texas Brahmas for the 2008-09 campaign which culminated in the Ray Miron President's Cup Championship win. In 52 games played, he tallied 36 points (13 G, 23 A) and 18 penalty minutes. He added nine points (4 G, 5 A) and 10 PIM in 14 post-season contests.

In 2009-10, Rouleau played eight games with the Brahmas before being placed on waivers. He played 28 games with the Port Huron IceHawks (IHL) to finish out the season.

Rouleau currently resides in Hancock with wife Maren and his 18-month-old daughter, Kaelyn.

Invitational in The Finlandia women’s golf team will begin their inaugural season this Fall at the BlugoldEau Claire, Wisconsin on September 4th.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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