Earlier this afternoon, Soo Greyhounds Head Coach Drew Bannister announced the team’s Alternate Captains for the 2015-16 season.
Effective immediately BLAKE SPEERS, COLTON WHITE, ZACH SENYSHYN and TIM GETTINGER will wear the “A’s” both at home and on the road for the Hounds. The team will continue without a captain and but rather utilize the four alternates, who are equally in their third or second years with the club.
Speers, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, is in his third season with the Hounds and is coming off a 67-point season in 2014-15 and was later selected in the 3rd Round of the 2015 NHL Priority Selection by the New Jersey Devils. Through 15 games this season (2015-16) Speers has 3 goals and 7 assists.
White, the former 2nd Round pick of the Hounds, is also in his third season. Following a 22-point season one year ago the London, ON product was taken one in the 4th Round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Devils.
Senyshyn, in his 2nd season with the Hounds, was the highest selected Hound at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. (1st Round, 15th overall by the Boston Bruins). The Ottawa, ON product currently leads the Hounds offence with 12 points (9g, 3a) in 15 games played. One season ago he led all Greyhoun rookies with 45 points.
Gettinger, sits 2nd in team scoring thus far with 3 goals and 8 assists in 15 games during 2015-16. The North Olmsted, OH product is amidst his 2nd season with the club and in late September took part in the USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game.
The newly-appointed Alternate Captains and the team are presently on their way to Saginaw, MI where tonight they take on the Spirit. Game time is 7:05 p.m. and cans can hear all the action on Rock 101 (101.3 FM, www.rock101.net) beginning at 6:35 p.m.