Kingston, ON – The Kingston Frontenacs have tabbed overage winger Ryan Cranford as the 43rd captain in franchise history.
A native of Embrun, Ont., Cranford enters his fourth season with the Fronts after recording 16 goals, 17 assists and 33 points last season. He’s well aware of the roles and responsibilities of a captain after learning under experienced veterans in past seasons.
“To follow up with some of the names I’ve played with, like Roland McKeown, Steve Desrocher and Teddy Nichol last year, you know it’s a huge honour to wear the captain’s ‘C’,” he told Ian MacAlpine of the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Joining Cranford in Kingston’s leadership group this season are back-to-back 40+ goal scorer Jason Robertson and defencemen Jacob Paquette and Jakob Brahaney.
“Ryan Cranford is a heart-and-soul guy that will put his body on the line for anything for our team and has stepped up for me this year showing an increased leadership role and really taking charge in the room,” noted Frontenacs first-year head coach Kurtis Foster of the appointment.
“With the young group that we have, we need to have a guy that’s willing to relay our message but also make sure everybody else is doing it the right way. We’re happy to have him, and I think he completely deserves it.”
For more on the story, visit thewhig.com.