Thursday, 15 October 2015

Erkamps Named Wheat Kings' Captain

Macoy Erkamps
  Macoy Erkamps is the 58th captain in Wheat Kings' franchise history.

  The club gave the 20-year old defenceman the 'C' on Thursday, with Colton Waltz, Tim McGauley, John Quenneville and Nolan Patrick serving alternate captains for this season.

  Erkamps is entering his second season with the Wheat Kings after being acquired in an early-season trade with the Lethbridge Hurricanes last fall.

  "To be recognized by the coaching staff and your teammates in that short of amount of time, I clearly made an impact I guess," said Erkamps on Thursday, "I'm completely honoured."

  Erkamps succeeds Peter Quenneville as the Wheat Kings' captain of the latter graduated from the junior ranks at the end of last season.

  Quenneville and his predesessor, Ryan Pulock, probably both fall into the category of strong but quiet leaders.

  Where does Erkamps fall?

  "I'm a pretty outgoing guy and I think all the guys will say that I'm usually the loudest one anywhere we are," said Erkamps, "I'm just going to be vocal and try bring leadership to this team."

  This is Waltz's third season as an alternate captain while McGauley, Quenneville and Patrick will be wearing letters for the first time in their Wheat Kings' careers.

  Brandon plays their final home game for three weeks Friday night as they host the Swift Current Broncos (7:30 p.m., Westman Communications Group Place).

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