Oakley selected Ramblers captain

Sam McNeish
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The Amherst Ramblers are calling on a third-year veteran to lead them this season.

AMHERST - The Amherst Ramblers are calling on a third-year veteran to lead them this season.

Andrew Oakley, who returned to the team from a working stint in Western Canada on Wednesday, was a popular choice as team captain for the 2007-08 season.

In addition to Oakley being named Captian, alternates were selected including Matthew Squires and Andrew Shears, both three-year veterans in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League and Travis Turner, who has been with the team for two years.

Oakley is a player who leads by example and at his age and the restructuring we are doing here this season, the staff felt he was the best choice to lead a young hockey team, Corey Crocker, coach and GM of the Ramblers, said.

He will lead through what needs to addressed and when we sat down to talk about this, it was a pretty easy and from what I can see, a popular decision, he added.

In addition to the Oakley selection, Crocker said the alternate choices are also sound decisions. he calls this an exciting group that can help to mold young players into Junior A calibre players players.

Oakley practised with the Ramblers on Wednesday and will be in the lineup for the regular season opener tonight.



smcneish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Maritime Junior A Hockey League

Geographic location: AMHERST, Western Canada

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