Posted 158 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm has named team captains ahead of tonight’s game against the Waterloo Black Hawks. Forward Connor McMenamin and defenseman Ronnie Attard have each been named Captain and will wear the “C” for the first time this season in tonight’s game. In addition to McMenamin and Attard being named Captain, three players have been designated Alternate Captain for the Storm. Forwards Chase McLane, Jake Crespi and defenseman Keaton Pehrson will serve as Tri-City’s Alternate Captains for the 2018-2019 season.
Ronnie Attard, 19, of White Lake, Michigan, is skating in his 3rd full season with Tri-City and recently played his 100th regular season game in the USHL. Attard finished last season with 8 goals, 7 assists, 15 points in 50 regular season games played and has already netted 2 goals in 8 games played during the 2018-2019 season. Prior to his time in the USHL, he previously served as Captain of the Victory Honda U16 team during the 2015-2016 season. Attard previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Western Michigan University.
Connor McMenamin, 19, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is skating in his 3rd full season in the USHL, and 2nd with the Tri-City Storm. Last season, McMenamin finished the year with 8 goals, 22 assists, 30 points, in 55 regular season games with Tri-City. McMenamin also served as one of the teams Alternate Captains during the 2017-2018 season. He has netted 3 goals and recorded 6 assists for 9 points in the 2018-2019 season. McMenamin previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Penn State University.
Chase McLane, 18, of Trenton, Michigan is in his 2nd season with the Storm and has scored 1 goal and recorded 4 assists for 5 points through 12 games played in the 2018-2019 regular season. McLane previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Penn State University.
Keaton Pehrson, 19, of Lakeville, Minnesota is in his 2nd full season with the Storm and has scored 2 goals and notched 6 assists for 8 total points during 15 games played in the 2018-2019 regular season. Pehrson previously announced a commitment to play college hockey for the University of Michigan.
Jake Crespi, 19, of Brighton, Michigan is skating in his 2nd full season with Tri-City and has scored 4 goals and recorded 3 assists for 7 points during the 2018-2019 regular season. Crespi previously announced a commitment to play college hockey for Michigan Tech University.
“It’s a great honor, and I’m excited to have the letter on my sweater this season. There are a lot of leaders on this team, so it doesn’t really change anything, I’m still going to play the same way, and lead by example. I’m a big vocal guy and love communicating with the guys, but the best way to lead is by example. It’s an honor to wear the C this season for the Storm.”- Captain Ronnie Attard
“It’s a tremendous honor to represent this organization with Ron as Captains, we have a lot of guys up and down our lineup who could be wearing letters. I don’t think it changes anything for me, the goal is still the same, we have a special group this year, and I will continue to go out and play the right way and lead by example. I believe that if you play the right way then everyone will follow.” – Captain Connor McMenamin
“I don’t believe in appointing captains, I believe they emerge, and Ronnie and Connor are two players who represent all of our values and morals. We’ve been very fortunate to have good team leadership here, these are two guys in their third year with a burning desire to bring our organization to the next level, they are both certainly deserving. It’s a huge honor, one that I know they take a lot of pride in, and one that we want to continue to make sure when you’re a member of this program, and you have that honor, that it’s something special.” – Head Coach Anthony Noreen