Clippers choose Cyr as captain

  • Jul. 22, 2010 12:00 p.m.

Nanaimo Clippers player Colton Cyr salutes the fans at Frank Crane Arena after the team was eliminated from the playoffs this spring. The Clippers announced Thursday that Cyr has been named team captain for 2010-11.

The Clippers have chosen a Nanaimoite as their next team captain.

The B.C. Hockey League club announced Thursday that Colton Cyr, 18, will wear the ‘C’ for the 2010-11 season.

Cyr is the longest-tenured member of the Clippers with two and a half seasons of experience already in orange, white and black.

“This is a real honour and I am committed to providing my teammates and coaches with 100 per cent determination every single day,” Cyr said. “All the coaches have expressed their confidence in me and I do not intend to let them down.”

Clippers coach Bill Bestwick said Cyr matured a great deal last season.

“Colton … is definitely up for the challenge to lead the Clippers in his hometown,” Bestwick said. There is a great deal of expectation and pressure for our captains and Colton understands the demands that will be placed on him.”

Cyr, one of the BCHL’s fastest skaters, played in all 60 games last season and tallied 17 goals, 29 points and 58 penalty minutes.

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