St. Catharines, ON – The Niagara IceDogs are extremely proud to announce that Johnny Corneil has been named as the 10th captain in club history. Corneil, a fifth-year veteran quickly became a fan favourite early in his time in Niagara. In 226 total games, Corneil has 59 goals, 68 assists for 127 total points in four seasons.
Head coach Billy Burke was excited to announce Corneil as captain, noting that this was an easy decision for he and his staff to make.
Upon learning of his appointment, Corneil was beaming with excitement at the thought of wearing a letter so important to a team.
“It’s a big honour to be named captain anywhere,” he said, “but to be chosen to lead our young team here in Niagara is something I’m thrilled about and more than comfortable with. I’ve been lucky to have had such great leaders in my years here to show me the ropes, and to show me what it takes to do well in this league; to become a pro. I’m excited to get underway with this season and to work with this group as we prepare to lead the East.”
With this appointment, the Dogs inch closer to the beginning of the 2017-2018 season.
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