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When you have a program like the Rush have , you need a team working together and coaches having leaders that get rewarded for their hard work and the example they set. Today both teams named captains. Here are some thoughts from Head Coach Troy Schwab.
“The Captains this year for the Charlotte Rush Premier are:
Matthew Lawhon -C-
Dylan Ray -C-
Aidan Flynn -A-
CJ Bachman -A-
Matty Lawhon was a Captain and a major contributor on our Elite National Championship two years ago. He is a person that is everything the Charlotte Rush are about. Does everything right on the ice and off the ice, works hard every day, extremely loyal to the organization, and a choice that was overwhelmingly supported by his teammates. I am extremely excited for Matt to follow in the footsteps of some guys who looked up to over the years and ultimately lead the Premier team to a National Championship.
DJ Ray is a huge part of our hockey team on the ice. A player who plays big minutes in all situations for the Charlotte Rush. DJ is a person that teammates gravity towards. He has very good relationships with his teammates and has a very good pulse on what’s going on in our locker room.
Aidan Flynn is a very dedicated player to the game of hockey. Very focused individual who comes prepared to play and compete everyday. Aidan is a guy that when he speaks it carries weight.
Everyday you know CJ Bachman is going to show up ready to work and compete. A player who doesn’t take a shift off. A former National Champion at the Elite level who knows how to win and what it means to be a member of the Charlotte Rush.
The Captains for this year for the Charlotte Rush Elite are:
Landon Kinnear -C-
Matt Warrington -A-
Wes Sweitzer -A-
Wilder Outman -A-
We are extremely excited about the Leadership Group this season at the Elite Level.
Landon is a player that does the right thing every day. Shows up, works hard, and is consistently developing. A player extremely respected by his teammates who always has their back.
Matt Warrington has lots of junior hockey experiences for his fellow teammates to lean on. Being very young at the elite level, Matt’s experience will be counted on. Matt has made great strides off the ice since he arrived in Charlotte and become a very reliable player on the ice who is counted on in all situations.
Wes Sweitzer and Wilder Outman have made an immediate impact since they arrived in Charlotte. Two players that bought into the Charlotte Rush Program, Culture, and are very much respected by their teammates. Two players I feel lead by example on an everyday basis.
Landon Kinnear (Elite – Captain)
“ I am humbled and honored to be named captain of such a great team/organization and it is something I won’t take lightly. I believe i have an authentic leadership style of leading by example and holding my actions and words to the highest standard.”
Dylan Ray (Premier – Captain)
“It’s an honor to be named a captain of the Rush because it’s something that the team votes on. The Rush have a tradition of great leadership and I hope to make the same impact as the guys before me.”
Matthew Lawhon (Premier – Captain)
“Being named a captain of the premier team means a lot being able to wear the C for the Charlotte rush Is always an honor. I think being a captain for the rush is always an honor but to be in a list of captains that includes Alex Davis and lunden Strickler is something special.I think I lead in a couple different ways such as speaking up but also doing things the right way for guys to look at.”
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