Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PETAN EXPRESS CAPTAIN FOR 11-12
Third year forward Alex Petan has been named the Captain for the Express this season.
He will be supported in the role by two new faces in Clinton Atkinson and John Siemer along with returning veteran Matt Hutchinson as alternates.
Petan 19, has matured into the role with the experience he has gained in his first two seasons in the BCHL. He became a key contributor in the top 6 forwards last season. And it could be argued that he was the Express' best player in the playoffs vs. the Surrey Eagles.
Last season he had 13 goals and 33 points in 51 games. He had 2 goals and 3 points in the 4 playoff games vs. Surrey.
Hutchinson entering 20 year old season will be a key leader on the blueline with steady defensive play. Atkinson was among the top point producing defenceman in the BCHL last season. He is entering his 5th and final season of junior hockey this year.
John Siemer has skated along the top line with Alex Petan this season. He is expected to be one of the top point producers for the Express this season. He split last season in the USHL with Waterloo and the NAHL with Fresno.
Garrick Perry was the Express captain last season.