WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Mike Coyne has been elected team captain, as the team prepares for its first season in the BCHL.
In two prior seasons with the Wild, Coyne has played in 116 games, with 14 goals, 38 assists and 118 minutes in penalties. He’s 20 years old, is 6'1", 185 and returns to the Wild from New York State. "It is an honor to be named captain of the Wenatchee Wild." said Coyne. "I want to thank my coaches and players for this opportunity. We have a great group of guys this year and I'm excited to see how much we accomplish."
Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler had this to say about Coyne: "Mike Coyne has been selected as this year’s captain of the Wenatchee Wild as voted on by the players. This will be Coyne’s second year as the Wilds captain. He learned many lessons about leadership while captaining the youngest team in the NAHL. That experience will pay dividends this year for a more experienced Wild team. Michael is definitely a servant leader. I think our players did a good job of selecting our leader."
The Wenatchee Wild opens the BCHL regular season with a pair of games at the Prince George Spruce Kings on September 11th and 12th. The home opener will be on October 10th against the Coquitlam Express. Tickets for all 28 home games are available at the Wild office in the Town Toyota Center, or by calling 509-888-7825.
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