Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees are excited to report Colton Poolman has been named captain of the North Dakota Fighting Hawks for the 2018-19 season, becoming the fourth Vees alum to be captain of his respective NCAA team for the 18-19 season.
Poolman, from East Grand Forks, Minnesota, is entering his second season in Grand Forks after scoring seven goals and adding 22 assists last year. He was a member of the Vees during 2015-16, scoring three times and adding 37 assists.
Poolman isn’t the only Vees alum to be part of the Fighting Hawks leadership group, as former Vees captain Nick Jones was named as an assistant captain. Jones led UND in goals last season with 15 as he enters his final year of NCAA eligibility after previously spending time at The Ohio State University.
Poolman becomes the fourth former Vee to be an NCAA captain for this season. He joins Dante Fabbro, who was named as a co-captain for the Boston University Terriers. Fabbro is about to play his third season at BU after scoring nine goals and 20 assists in 38 games last season.
Lewis Zerter-Gossage was also named a co-captain as he will have the ‘C’ on his jersey for the Harvard Crimson this season. Zerter-Gossage is entering his senior season at Harvard and has piled up 24 goals with 37 assists in 95 games. He was part of the 2014-15 Fred Page Cup team scoring 18 goals and 28 assists in 57 games.
Miles Gendron is set to wrap up his NCAA career at the University of Connecticut, and he’ll do so as team captain. Gendron has suited up for 96 games with the Huskies, scoring seven times with 19 assists. He was also a member of the 2014-15 Vees where he scored five goals and 12 assists. He was a third-round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2014.