Saturday, January 21, 2012

Loucks Named Captain

Following the Icers' 8-0 win over West Virginia Friday night, Guy Gadowsky named senior defenseman Dan Loucks the team's captain for the remainder of the season, ending a captain-free run of this year's 22 games. From the release:
"Dan is a Dean's List guy. He represents himself extremely well," said Gadowsky. "He's very quiet, but when he does speak, everybody listens and he's a guy I'd follow anywhere."

During the 2011-12 season, the Collegeville, Pa., native leads all Penn State defensemen with 16 points (4g, 12a) in 21 games.

"There's a lot of great leaders on this team. For coach to give me the 'C' means a lot to me," said Loucks. "Anytime you can be a leader and set a good example for others, it's something you want to do."

In 79 career games, the defensive stalwart has scored nine goals and added 35 assists. He has never had a plus/minus rating lower than plus-25 in either of his two full seasons.
Loucks follows Marek Polidor, 2010-2011's captain, in donning the third letter on a Penn State jersey.

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