Fighting Saints Open Camp, Name CaptainsSeptember 7, 2011 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Dubuque Fighting Saints Press Release
Fighting Saints Head Coach Jim Montgomery said that the determination of the captains was left up to the players from last season's championship squad who went on to college hockey. Overwhelmingly, the former Saints recommended Girgensons to be the captain, and Lundey and Sooth were also given strong support by their teammates.
Montgomery spoke highly of Girgensons, who is expected to be a first round NHL Draft pick after the season. "Zemgus is a tremendous competitor who wears his emotions on his sleeve while he plays," he said. "But he doesn't wear them on the bench or in the dressing room. He has matured so much as a young man that he is not afraid to tell his teammates to pick it up or defend his teammates when necessary."
The Fighting Saints will open their preseason schedule on Friday with a game at the Mystique Community Ice Center against Cedar Rapids at 7:05. Tickets are on sale, and can be purchased at the box office, by calling (563) 583-6880, or at DubuqueFightingSaints.com.
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