Township of Langley (Wednesday, September 9, 2015) – The Langley Rivermen are days away from opening their 2015-16 BC Hockey League campaign and they have now named their leadership group for the new season. Leading the team as captain will be second year defenceman Jordan Schneider (1995 born). His assistants will be Matthew Graham (1995 born), Will Campion (1995 born) and Ben Butcher (1995 born). The group are all entering their final season in the BCHL and it will mark the first time in team history that the entire leadership group has been made up of twenty year olds.
“We felt that this was a solid group to lead our team made up of guys who know the league and can not only provide a good example for how to win but also help the new players transition into the league,” Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson said the players made the decision easy after a strong training camp and pre-season.
Schneider is a towering defenseman (standing 6’5”) from Toronto who is committed to Clarkson for next season and will be counted on to provide a steady, physical presence on the back end. Will Campion, from Seaford, New York, is poised for a break out season after posting 30 points in his rookie season. Butcher is in his second stint with the team and is in his fourth season in the BCHL. Graham, from Bedford, Nova Scotia, had a strong pre-season and will likely carry a big load offensively for the team this season after a strong rookie campaign.
The new captain was complimentary of the three assistants, “They are all well respected leaders in the dressing room and have eased new players into our culture. They are excellent role models and will help hold the group accountable throughout the season.”
The Rivermen kick off their season this Friday in Surrey before they come home to the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, September 19 for their home opener.