• Invicta Juniors

Oliver named Colts captain

The Under 18 Invicta Colts have announced experienced defenceman Samuel Oliver as captain for the the 2019/20 season.

Sam, who has played junior ice hockey with Invicta for over 10 years, will be assisted by fellow defenceman Ethan Lancaster and centre Gregor McAllan.

Winger Kieran Jones completes the Colts’ leadership group, and will wear a letter in the event Sam, Ethan or Gregor are not available for selection.

Colts Team Coach Phil Chard said: "This is the first season I have worked with Sam and from the outset he demonstrated the maturity and leadership qualities that I look for in a captain. I am confident Ethan, Gregor and Kieron will assist Sam when called upon both on and off the ice.

"All boys are training with and playing for senior hockey teams this season and I look forward to them growing as players and individuals throughout the Colts campaign."

Oliver said: "I am very happy to lead the Colts in what will be my final year of junior ice hockey. We have a good group of players who all get on well with one another and I know we are going to have a good year." The Colts play in EIHA South U18 Division 2, along with Cardiff, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Romford & Streatham.