Vipers Select New Captain

By Megan Sylvester

(LaSALLE, ON) – The LaSalle Vipers Jr. B hockey team is pleased to announce that forward Eric Noel has been chosen as the team’s new captain for the 2012-13 season.

“Eric is a mature young man who exemplifies what it means to be a member of the Vipers – both on and off the ice,” says Vipers Head Coach, Ryan Donally.  “As a fierce competitor, Eric has developed into a natural leader and a player both veterans and incoming players can look to for guidance.”

Eric has been a top performer on the ice over the last four years and was selected to participate in both the 2011 and 2012 Jr. B Western Conference All Star Game.  He also played in the 2010 GOJHL Prospects Game.

In 49 games played as Assistant Captain during this last season, Eric had 53 points during the regular season (28 goals, 25 assists).

“Eric will wear the C with class and pride,” says Vipers General Manager, Kevin McIntosh. “He is going to be a fine leader of our team, he has had two great team captains to learn from (D.J. Turner and Matt Beaudoin).  Eric has won a Sutherland Cup and knows what it will take to lead the Vipers there once again.”

Raised in St. Joachim, Eric is 19 years old and will be entering his fifth season with the Vipers.  He is also known for his work off the ice, participating in local charity and community events around Essex County.  When not volunteering or playing hockey, Eric is a student at the University of Windsor.


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