Third-year defenceman Reid Zurkan will have the C on his chest when the U18 ‘AAA’ Kenora Thistles step onto the ice at the Keewatin Memorial Arena on Saturday.
The Kenora product first joined the Thistles for the 2019/2020 season, where he had 8 points (1G/7A) in 46 games played. Last year, when the Thistles played in the SIJHL, Zurkan scored once over the five games played.
Joining him in the leadership core as alternate captains this season are Branden Boress, Jett Mintenko and Nickolas Fagnilli.
Boress and Fagnilli were with the team last season, while Mintenko spent the COVID-19 shortened 2020/2021 season with the U18 ‘AAA’ Thunder Bay Kings.