MARQUETTE, Mich. – Walt Kyle the head coach of the Northern Michigan University hockey team announces the captain and assistant captains for the 2008-09 season. Kyle has named Tim Hartung as the captain of the squad. TJ Miller, Billy Smith, Nick Sirota and Matt Butcher were named assistant captains. The four will alternate, two on the road and two at home. Miller, Smith and Sirota were assistant captains for the 2007-08 season.
Hartung, a fifth-year senior, from Apple Valley, Minn. has appeared in 90 games over his NMU career. He has 25 points on seven goals and 18 assists. “He has paid his dues,” said Kyle. “He knows what we want in a leader. It was a clear cut choice among the coaching staff and the players. Tim is a leader on the team.”
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