Friday, September 25, 2009

O'Connell Unanimous Selection as Captain

The Bridgton Academy Hockey Team announced its captains for the 2009-’10 season, the leading vote getter, as a unanimous selection, was Kyle O’Connell (Bridgewater, MA). Joining O’Connell as assistant captains are Pat Thornton (Dublin, CA), and George Costa (Winthrop, MA).

Kyle O'Connell, unanimous selection as captain

O’Connell, a 6’0” 195lbs. defenseman was the stand alone choice by his teammates to be captain. Coach Lounsbury said of Kyle, “he is a kid who from day one had all intentions of making himself and others better as both a player and a teammate.” O’Connell is described as, “a player who leads by example, not a rah-rah guy, but his dedication on and off the ice will help lead us to a successful year,” by Coach Lounsbury.

Pat Thornton, assistant captain '09-'10

Pat Thornton, a 6’0” 190lbs. forward is one of two assistant captains. Lounsbury has been impressed with Thornton saying, “Pat’s commitment to the team have shown his peers and the coaching staff that he can be trusted as a leader. His work ethic on and off the ice is contagious, he helps push people to work as hard as they can.”

George Costa, assistant captain '09-'10

Joining Thornton as an assistant captain will be George Costa, a 6’3” 190lbs forward, is as Lounsbury describes, “a pleasant surprise as captain.” Another quiet leader who lets his play speak for itself, “George’s dedication to game proved to his peers that he will do whatever to lead the team to victory.” Coming for a highly regarded high school programs, that’s alumni include Head Coach Jon Lounsbury, George will, “do what it takes to prepare his teammates for the task at hand.”
Lounsbury speaking of the team said, “Coach Meserve and I are very pleased with each and every players performance so far this off season, we believe that these three captains will help bring BA hockey to the next level.”

The Wolverines take to the ice during Parent’s Weekend at home against the Maine Moose on Friday October, 2nd at 7:00 PM and again on Saturday the 3rd at 4:00 PM as they take on the Eastern Kodiaks.

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