Prince Albert SK – The Prince Albert Raiders have named their captain and alternate captains for the 2012-2013 campaign, which starts tonight.
Mark McNeill will return as team captain after serving as a co-captain of the team last year. The 19-year-old forward returns for his fourth season with the Green and Gold, having recorded 73 goals and 106 assists in 213 games in Prince Albert.
Harrison Ruopp will continue his role as an alternate captain. Also entering his fourth year with the club, the 19-year-old Zehner, Saskatchewan product brings a strong physical element to the Raiders blueline, amassing 275 penalty minutes in 152 career games.
20-year-old Anthony Bardaro will also serve as an alternate after joining the team midway through last season. The Delta, BC native led the team in scoring with 36 goals and added 38 assists to finish second on the team in points with 74.
18-year-old Shane Danyluk and 17-year-old Josh Morrissey will split the final alternate captain role for the first time each this season. Danyluk enters his third year with the Raiders and is ready to bounce back after missing 20 games in 2011-2012 due to injury. Morrissey had a break out year last season, scoring 10 goals and 28 assists to finish second in the WHL in rookie defenceman scoring with 38 points.
The Raiders kick off the new season with the annual 900 CKBI Home Opener tonight against the Saskatoon Blades. Raiders season tickets are on sale now, with plenty of great seats still available for the 2012-2013 season. Call 764-GAME (4263) or stop by the Raider office in the Art Hauser Centre for more information.