Sarnia Sting Head Coach and General
Manager Jacques Beaulieu announced the players who
will serve as captains for the 2012-2013 season.
Alex Galchenyuk was named as the captain of the
Sting. Charlie Sarault, Craig Hottot, Connor Murphy
and Reid Boucher have been named as Alternate
Galchenyuk, a first round pick (third overall) of
the Montreal Canadiens in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft,
missed all but two games of the 2011-2012 season
following an impressive rookie season in 2010-2011
when he scored 31 goals and 52 points accumulating
83 points in 68 games.
Beaulieu commented on the decision.
“I’m really confident in all four of these players
to be looked upon as the leadership group of our
hockey club. In Alex specifically you have a player
who is a world-class talent yet works as hard as or
harder than anyone both on and off the ice. He
is an excellent example for all of players to look
up to. Also with Charlie, Craig, Connor and Reid we
have a group that will each bring a different
dynamic to the table and we feel collectively this
is a very strong leadership group.”
Galchenyuk commented on his appointment as team
“This is a huge honour to be named captain of the
Sarnia Sting. I feel like I will be the type of
Captain who leads by example and try to push my
teammates to work as hard as they possibly can every
day. Also with Charlie, Craig, Connor and Reid we
have a very solid group of leaders. I’m just very
excited and can’t wait to start the season.”
Galchenyuk will lead the
Sting in his first game as captain when the Sting
open the regular season at the RBC Centre this
Friday night against the Belleville Bulls at 7:00
p.m. There will be pre-game festivities taking
place prior to the game including an inflatable
hockey zone, face painting and a barbeque all taking
place outside of Gate 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
(doors open at 6:00 p.m.).