The Halifax Mooseheads have named Antoine Morand the team Captain for the 2018-19 season.
“It’s an honour for me to be named Captain of this great organization and hockey club,” Morand said.
The 19-year-old Mercier, QC native joined the Mooseheads via trade in June just days after helping the Acadie-Bathurst Titan win the 100th Memorial Cup Championship in Regina. Morand is a 2nd round draft pick of the Anaheim Ducks and is currently leading the Mooseheads in scoring with 13 points (5 goals 8 assists) in 8 games played.
“I got chosen as Captain but a ton of guys could have also been (named Captain). For me and the others it doesn’t change anything, the leaders are still going to lead and we’ll just make sure that everybody is involved.”
While Morand will wear the “C”, four players were named Alternates and will split the duties while at home and on the road. Recently acquired Samuel Asselin will serve as an Alternate along with Jared McIsaac, Joel Bishop and Benoit-Olivier Groulx.
“We have a strong group this year and the chemistry is really good. As a leader I’m going to try to make sure the guys fit well and everybody’s happy,” Morand said.
The Mooseheads put their three-game winning streak and Maritimes-Division leading 8-2 record on the line tonight in Moncton against the 6-3-1-0 Wildcats at 7pm. Then it’s a busy slate of weekend road games at Victoriaville on Friday, Sherbrooke on Saturday and Drummondville on Sunday.
The Mooseheads home opener is set for Saturday, October 27th at 7pm versus Cape Breton. Individual tickets to all 34 Halifax Mooseheads home games are on sale now for the General Public at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, select Superstore outlets, TicketAtlantic.com, the Official Mooseheads Shop in Scotia Square Mall or by phone 902-451-1221.