FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Owen Ozar named captain for 2020/21 season
Trail, British Columbia (April 24th, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are thrilled to announce Owen Ozar as the team’s captain for the upcoming season.
Ozar, who enters his third year as a Smoke Eater, will wear the ‘C’ for his 20-year-old season. If it wasn’t Kent Johnson or Philippe Lapointe leading the charge offensively this season, it was Ozar. In 52 games this year Ozar put up 66 points, good enough for 4th in the BCHL. The University of Denver commit also joined 3 of his teammates at the World Junior A Challenge in December.
“We are very proud to announce Owen Ozar as the next Captain of the Trail Smoke Eaters. Owen exemplifies everything that you want in a leader. His work ethic is infectious and his desire to execute and preform every time he steps on the ice is unmatched. Owen has been able to learn from two outstanding Captains in Braeden Tuck and Philippe Lapointe over the past two seasons, and is fully prepared for the responsibilities that come along with being the Captain in Trail, BC. Owen Ozar has worked for everything he has got over the past two seasons and there is no better player to lead the Trail Smoke Eaters in the 2020-21 season.” – GM Jeff Tambellini.
While he didn’t have a letter during the past season, Ozar lead by example for all his teammates providing energy and encouragement during every shift.
“I’m very honoured and excited to be the Captain next year. We are going to have a very good team again and I can’t wait to be back in Trail in the fall.” – #9 Owen Ozar