Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Submitted by Jordan Scardetta
The CD Dodd Perth Thunder will have a new-look leadership group in 2017, and Jamie Woodman will be at the head of it, becoming the second full-time Captain in Thunder history.
22-year-old Woodman will take over from outgoing skipper Sam Wilson, who relinquishes the captaincy after five years, while Andrew Cox and Per Daniel Goransson will be assistant captains.
Having recently represented Australia’s Senior Men’s team for the first time, Woodman will take on the captaincy with 76 games of AIHL experience under his belt, and General Manager Stan Scott said in a statement that he’s the perfect fit for the club.
“Changing Captaincy in the team is a big event for us; we congratulate Jamie on being our new leader,” Scott said. “We believe he is the perfect choice going forward.”
Scott also praised outgoing Captain Sam Wilson, who led the Thunder in all of his 122 AIHL games and will remain a part of an expanded leadership program.
“We must also thank Sam Wilson for what he has done for this club,” Scott said. “As a leader, as a player and as a mentor, Sam has represented the club with the highest distinction at every opportunity.
“Every board member this club has ever had has been proud to have Sam as our face and representative.”
Opening night of the season is next Sunday, April 23, against the defending Goodall Cup Champion Newcastle Northstars. Tickets are available here