Maine Hockey Journal

Stephen Woodworth named captain, Darcy Ashley named an assistant

On Monday, Team Atlantic named Lewiston Maineiacs’ prospect Stephen Woodworth captain for the World Under-17 Challenge which starts next week in Timmons, Ontario.

Woodworth in his first season with the Halifax Lions of the Maritime Junior “A” Hockey League he has seven assists in 23 games. In five games with the Lewiston Maineiacs this season, he has six penalty minutes.

“Stephen Woodworth might be one of the most sincere kids I have ever come across in hockey,” said Lewiston Maineiacs’ General Manager Roger Shannon.

It was no surprise to Shannon as he seen Woodworth’s leadership qualities when Woodworth was apart of the University of New Brunswick’s VReds program

Woodworth will spend the rest of the season with the Lewiston Maineiacs after his stint with Team Atlantic.

“We hope to help him grow into the player and person we know he can be,” Shannon added.

Roger Shannon hopes to find out in the next few days if Francis Beauvillier and Samuel Henley will be wearing a letter for Team Quebec.

The Team Atlantic also announced Darcy Ashley, a University of Maine men’s ice hockey recruit for the 2011-2012 season, will serve as an assistant captain. With the Summerside Western Capitals Maritime Junior “A” Hockey League, he’s third in the league with 41 points including 19 goals.

“As a young player on the team and in Junior hockey, he leads by example on the ice,” said Summerside’s head coach Gordie Dwyer. “He is committed to improving everyday and being accountable for his play on the ice.”

“As a Coach he has been a pleasant surprise for our team and with his hard work and his commitment he will continue to develop as a player.”

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