Due to the departure of three-year forward Jordan Lawrence, Temple ice hockey is currently without a captain.
“[Lawrence] was an amazing leader,” senior goaltender Chris Mullen said. “Not always the biggest talker but said what needed to be said and nothing more. He led mostly by example. He could play any position, defense or offense. He kept the team going, always hitting and blocking shots and always ready and in position.”
Mullen added, “I’ll never forget, [Lawrence] had a bruised or broken rib and he was still diving in front of shots. He always made you want to play for your team and made everyone feel welcome the moment you made the team. I know it’s over used, but I would honestly follow him to battle any day any time. I can’t say enough good things.”
As for who will attempt to fill Lawrence’s shoes as team captain, there are a few different options but newly appointed head coach Ryan Frain has been mostly silent on whom those options may be.
Frain admitted that he does have a pair of forwards who are the frontrunners to next wear the ‘C’ for the Owls but declined to name them. Frain also said that he is not sure how he wishes the decision to be made, whether it is left up to the team to vote on their next captain or whether Frain will make the decision personally.