Meiers named captain

It’s an honour for anyone playing the game of hockey and for three members of the Gens, it’s no different as the team named team captains.

It’s an honour for anyone playing the game of hockey and for three members of the Save–On–Foods Oceanside Generals, it’s no different as the team named its two alternate captains and captain for the 2014–15 season.

Wyatt Meiers from Courtenay, Logan Savard from Port Alberni and P.J. Heger from Traverse City, Michigan, were all named captains heading in to action last week.

Both Savard and Heger will wear the ‘A’ on their jersey, as alternate captains, while Meiers takes over as the new captain.

For all three, it’s an honour and speaks volumes about their games on the ice and their leadership both on and off the ice. It’s something that head coach Jason Johns knew when deciding who would wear the letters for his team this year.

“Those three guys are what we were looking for to lead our team,” Johns said. “All three of them lead by example and we’re thrilled to have them represent us as captains.”

For Meiers, one of four returning players from last season, having the ‘C’ on his sweater reminds him of what he needs to bring to the ice and in the locker room.

“It feels great to be a leader on this team,” Meiers said. “Being able to lead the team in anyway that I can feels real good and I’m excited to be that guy for our team. There is a little bit of extra pressure, from myself, but I’m ready for that challenge.”