Aaron Marvin has been named captain of the SCSU hockey team for the 2010-2011 season. Marvin (a Calgary Flames prospect) was an alternate team captain for the 2009-2010 season and will be playing in his senior year this season. During Marvin's career at SCSU he has notched 18 goals and 38 assists and has earned All-WCHA Academic honors in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, during his freshmen year at St. Cloud, Marvin earned the William Radovich Award as SCSU's Most Improved Player. Aaron Marvin kind of got a bad image in some parts of the WCHA (namely UND) for a couple of questionable hits on Chay Genoway (UND) and Blake Geoffrion (UW) last season and I am curious what the Fighting Sioux reaction will be to Marvin being named captain. However, I am certain that Marvin will serve as an excellent team leader this year and may very well captain SCSU to its first ever Frozen Four appearance (and hopefully championship).
*Earlier this summer I wrote about his time at the Flames prospect camp which you can see here.
Senior Garrett Roe (a Los Angeles Kings prospect) will serve as one of the alternate captains this season. Roe has already had a massively successful career at SCSU. Roe earned 45 points in his first season with the Huskies and earned 48 points the next season as a sophomore. Last year, as a junior, Roe tied Ryan Lasch for most points on the team with 49 points (20 goals and 29 assists). Garrett already ranks 5th in the team records with 142 career points and 87 career assists. Having not scored less than 45 points in his 3 years as a Husky, it is reasonable to believe that he will score at least 42 points this season to become SCSU's all time leading point producer. In 2009 and 2010 Roe earned All-WCHA Third Team honors. He also gained All-WCHA Second Team and All-WCHA Rookie team notice in 2008. During last years team awards, Roe was awarded the Frank Brimsek Award for Most Valuable Player. Garrett Roe has been named by Inside College Hockey as one of the players to watch in the 2010-2011 season.
Senior Chris Hepp will be serving this year as the other alternate team captain. Hepp, a transfer from the Air Force Academy, has two goals and eight assists during his career at SCSU since joining the team in 2008. Chris Hepp has also been recognized for earning All-WCHA Academic and WCHA Scholar-Athlete notice during his junior season.
Quote from Coach Bob Motzko:
"One of the big turnovers on our team this season was the loss of a great three-year captain Garrett Raboin. Garrett was an outstanding leader for our team, but I am very confident in turning over the captain's duties to these three guys."I too am confident in these three guys as our captains and am looking forward to a great year. Go Huskies!