by Kyle Anderson
The West Kelowna Warriors have named their captain for the upcoming season, as Kyle Marino will don the ‘C’ for the 2015/2016 campaign.Marino, who is returning to West Kelowna for his 2nd season as a Warrior, had 3 goals and 15 assists in his rookie season, which saw him move to a forward role after playing most of the first half on defence.
The 20-year-old Niagara Falls, ON native already knows his leadership plan.”It’s a big honour being named captain for this year. Being my final season as an older guy on the team I’m just going to lead by example, be vocal in the room like I am and make guys feel comfortable being here.”Head coach and General Manager Rylan Ferster says that Marino has everything you look for in a leader, as he wore the ‘C’ late last season with Andrew Johnson injured.”I think what you want in your captain, is if you take the logo off your jersey and put someones picture there, that’s what you want your captain to be,” said Ferster on Day 1 of Main Camp.”It’s one thing to be a leader in the dressing room, but you want that person to represent your program. Kyle is what a West Kelowna Warrior is all about.”Marino will take part in Main Camp the next few days at Royal Lepage Place. The Warriors will host the Penticton Vees in their first exhibition game Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $5 and can be bought at the gate at Royal Lepage Place.
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