New C at the helm

Nottingham Panthers have confirmed that returning Blue Liner Gui Lepine, will take up the responsibility of Captain this year.

He will be assisted by Steve Lee and forward Kevin Henderson as Alternative Captains.

Lepine will wear the C for the first time this weekend as Panthers play thier arch nemesis the Sheffield Steelers.

Chernomaz has mentioned ‘multiple reasons’ for his decision. He highlighted the fact that he already has a dressing room full of leaders and in past seasons the players would pick the captain. However he has a different philosophy on this and made the decision himself.

When asked why Lee wouldn’t remain captain he said that he wanted him to spend the concentrating on his game, a new aggressive style of play he has asked him to play. He did say that he saw Lee as a future Captain who can learn from Lepine.

Lee is a fantastic D man, a Great Britain Hockey team mainstay and a very nice freindly person, however fans at times last season would say that he just didn’t have the presence on the ice as a captain. I’m for one happy that he is at least given the A and can build on his impressive performances in pre-season.

Lepine is a fan favourite, still one of the best defenders in the Elite League and will be a great captain. A vast amount of fans will be happy with his appointment

“Let’s go Panthers’

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