Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A Captain's Journey- Spencer Edwards
For Spencer, being named the captain of this year’s team is an incredible honour. “Some of the greatest hockey players have been captains and there has been many here in Moose Jaw,” said Edwards. “I feel privileged that the coaches and players feel I am the player for the job and I just hope to do my very best in the role,” added Spencer.
Spencer had many great captains in his hockey career; last year’s Warriors captain, Jason Bast is a captain Spencer hopes to model his role after. “Jason was a great captain for this team; I took a lot away from him. I had many first-class captains in Jr. A—they knew what it took to lead a team and I hope to do just that,” commented Spencer Edwards.
Wearing that “C” on his chest is almost a surreal experience for Edwards, “Considering a year ago I was just trying to make the team, having the honour of leading this team is incredible. The acceptance I felt on home opener from the crowd meant a lot to me,” added Edwards. Along with wearing the letter, Spencer knows many other responsibilities come with it. “Being the captain means I need to provide on ice leadership, stick up for my team mates, be consistent and always work hard,” said Captain Edwards.
Spencer won’t be alone when leading the tribe this season. He has four alternate captains, all selected based on their unique ability to motivate the team. “The older guys know what it takes to be a good team. Dylan McIlrath, Quinton Howden, Collin Bowman and Kendall McFaull are all great leaders and hockey players that people look up to,” remarked Edwards. “I know these four along with our veteran players like Dylan Hood and Thomas Heemskerk will be a great help to me this season,” added Spencer.
Spencer Edwards may have taken the long way to Moose Jaw, but the fans have welcomed him with open arms. Sometimes it takes a long time to find the right path—it’s quite clear Spencer has done just that.