Brister, From Tiger to Cougar


Myles Brister has become the first player from Neepawa, MB to commit to the 2021 Cougar Men’s Soccer roster.

Brister is a 5’9 fullback that played every minute of every game for the Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) Tigers before soccer was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

“Myles was an asset to the Tigers squad throughout his high school career,” said former coach Chas Critchlow. “His competitive drive, pace and tackling ensured that the opposition would have a difficult time breaking through on goal. He will be a difficult player to replace and will be an excellent addition to the ACC squad.”

Brister is eager to have an impact when the Cougars are able to take to the field next.

“I bring competitiveness, aggressiveness and a willingness to do anything to win games,” said Brister. “I like soccer because it can be a fast paced, complex game but it can sometimes slow down and be played simply. I was attracted to the Cougars because of the new coach, size of school and I’ve heard good things from past players.”

Aside from soccer, Brister enjoys hanging out with his friends and fishing in the great outdoors. He maintained honour roll status throughout his time at NACI and will be taking the college’s Business Administration program in the fall. Brister is interested in the finance and economics side of business and hopes to pursue a career in that area.