The Victoria Grizzlies have named Veteran Forward Marty Westhaver Team Captain! Defenceman, Nico Somerville will serve as an Alternate Captain.

“They’re two very deserving players who have served our club for a long time and have the experience to be great leaders in this league,” said Grizzlies GM and head coach Craig Didmon

With training camp set to kick off on Monday, the new Grizzlies Captain spoke about his excitement for this season and his new role with the team.

“I’m super excited about the opportunity to lead this team and I think we have a great group of veterans coming back and some really skilled new guys so I’m really looking forward to the season,” said Westhaver, adding “We have a talented group this year and now it’s up to us veterans to lead the way, especially early with all the road games at the start of the season”.