ScoutTV: Lerg Earns the "C"

"It's a tremendous honor to have," Jeff Lerg says of being named captain as a goaltender. "Especially at the position I play, it's pretty nice for them (players and coaches) to put that much trust in me."

EAST LANSING - Goaltender Jeff Lerg was honored with the rare distinction of being the sole captain for Michigan State Hockey the team announced yesterday.

The senior is ranked among the top-five in several career categories for the Spartans.

Some teams frown on giving a goalie the "C" because of limited mobility on the ice where he might be expected to communicate with referees. But coach Rick Comley had no doubt.

"While Jeff will be wearing a 'C' for the first time, there is no doubt about his leadership on the ice or in the locker room," Comley said in an MSU release. "Jeff has earned the respect of everyone in the program, and he unquestionably has been a leader on this team during each of his three years."

Tim Kennedy, who might still turn professional and leave the team, Tim Crowder, and Brandon Gentile were also named assistant captains. Voting was done by players with the consultation of coaches.

of Lerg talk about the honor.

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