By @MichaelCaples –
A hometown hero will be wearing the ‘C’ for the Huskies next fall.
Today, it was announced that head coach Joe Shawhan has named Houghton native Raymond Brice the captain of Michigan Tech for the 2019-202o season.
The soon-to-be senior forward has played in 67 games for the Huskies over the last three seasons, and he has twice been named to the WCHA All-Academic Team. Last year, he was the team’s Rick Yeo Unsung Hero Award winner after appearing in 28 games and recording three goals and six assists.
Alex Smith and Seamus Donohue will serve as assistant captains, as well.
“Ray, Alex, and Seamus were chosen by their teammates and coaches as the individuals that represent the standards of Michigan Tech and the traditions of this great program,” Shawhan said in a press release. “As a staff, we are very excited for the upcoming season and this leadership team will be vitally important to our success. They lead by example and understand the direction of the coaching staff and support their teammates both on and off the ice. I will enjoy watching them evolve their leadership skills and inspire us all through their example.”
Brice has served as a captain for a Houghton-based team before; he was captain of Houghton High School in 2013-14.
Following the conclusion of his high school career, he spent two years in the NAHL – first for the Soo Eagles in 2014-15, then for the New Jersey Junior Titans in 2015-16.