Friday, April 18, 2008

Mitera to Return as Captain; Porter & Kolarik Are Still Nasty

Great news out of Yost today, as Red Berenson announced that Mark Mitera will return to Michigan for his senior season and will assume the duties as team captain. The Rivals article ($ link) has some great quotes in there, but the gist is that Mitera is coming back so they went ahead and named him captain. Alternates will be announced later in the year, though I would imagine it will be Chris Summers (groom him to be captain his senior year, plus he was an alternate on USA's WJC team this year) and Travis Turnbull. Tim Miller could be a candidate, but I don't think they'll go down that road with him again this year after he struggled with being a captain this year.

In other news, the San Antonio Rampage evened their AHL playoff series with the Toronto Marlies with a 6-3 win tonight. Chad Kolarik had a hat trick in the win and Kevin Porter assisted on two of Kolarik's goals. Way to represent, guys! The hat trick ties Kolarik for the AHL lead in playoff goals with.....Josh Langfeld, who was actually up with the Predators tonight.

They're still listing Porter as a defenseman, but I imagine that's a mistake. According to the box score, SA is dressing 7 D and 11 forwards. That really wouldn't make any sense to change Porter's position and then dress 7 defensemen. It's gotta just be a typo.

Al Montoya didn't play tonight after giving up four goals in the game one loss.


Blair Willcox said...

if you look at who's on the ice for goals, Porter is definitelyf playing offense, unless they're crazy and playing 3 D.

The Caps did that a couple years ago. That was some bad hockey.

Daniel Kessler said...

They are now (accurately, I assume) listing Porter as a Forward: