After finishing a dismal 9-12-5 last season, the Castleton Men’s Ice Hockey team looks forward to putting the past in its rear-view mirror. Alex Todd, the head hockey coach wants a culture change for his players, while enjoying the process of being a hockey player.
“I want them to have fun being a college athlete, the preparation that goes into a game, the organization, the structure and the uniqueness of each individual athlete. That definitely got away from us last year,” Todd said.
Junior forward, Lindsey Gullett and Senior forward, Stuart Stefan will be named team captains this year. And not only do they have to lead on the ice, but off the ice as well.
“I enjoy the responsibilities and take it as serious as I can.
In every situation I work hard and all the guys get along very well. Jared Lavender was my captain my freshman year and is now playing in Central Hockey League. Brandon Heck and Nick Westcott were the captains last year and not only are they great hockey players, they are great people too. Falling in the same category as a Junior is a huge honor for me,” Gullett said.