Calgary, AB - The Calgary Mustangs are proud to
announce Jared Van Ree as team captain for the 2013/2014 season. The
Mustangs have also named Jamie King and Carson McCormick as assistant
"Its a huge honor, it feels really good, I was captain last year but I
knew coming into a new season with a new coach I had to earn it. I was
really happy to be named captain again this season," said the 6 foot 2,
200 hundred pound defensemen Van Ree, who is entering his fourth and
final season with the Mustangs.
Third year forward Jamie King knows what is expected of him having an
"A" on his jersey, "There's definitely pressure with being a leader and
being expected to go out and produce points, but Van Ree and I are use
to it and we expect to come in and lead the team as best we can."
King has registered 48 points in 95 career games with the Mustangs.
20 year-old defensemen Carson McCormick was acquired in a mid-season
trade with the Bonnyville Pontiacs last season and attributes his
abilities both on and off the ice as the leading factor in earning a
letter after just 18 games as a Mustang.
"I’m a pretty positive guy and that always goes a long way to earning a
leadership position," said McCormick. "I think the fact that I'll stick
up for anybody on the team and that I'll do what it takes to win and my
compete level has a lot to do with me wearing a letter this year as
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