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Smoke Eaters Announce 2020/21 Team Captain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smoke Eaters announce captain for 2020/21 season

Trail, British Columbia (October 9th, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce that veteran defenceman Cody Schiavon will be this year’s team captain.

Photo Credit – Jennifer Small

Schiavon, who begins his first full season in Trail after being acquired last October, will take the leadership mantle, replacing graduating player Philippe Lapointe, as this year’s captain. Prior to being traded Schiavon was an assistant captain in 2018/19 and named captain in 2019/20 with the Surrey Eagles. While he didn’t have a letter when he arrived in Trail, Schiavon quickly established himself as one of the leaders among last year’s team, sharing an “A” with Max Kryski through the back half of last season. With 21 points in 34 games last year Schiavon also let his play do the talking last year.

“Cody has demonstrated numerous leadership qualities which has led to his appointment as team captain. Cody’s maturity and compete level are exceptional and provide a great example to the rest of the team. He provides a professional approach to his day to day preparations and will steer the team in the right direction.” – HC&GM Tim Fragle 

The rest of this season’s leadership group will be announced at a later date.

The Smoke Eaters want to congratulate Cody on his appointment as team captain and we look forward to watching him lead this team for the 2020/21 season.