MARQUETTE, Mich. Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚“ Pat Bateman has been namedcaptain of the Northern Michigan University hockey team for the 2006-07 seasonaccording to Coach Walt Kyle.Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œPat has clearly emerged as the leader on the team,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚ Kylesaid.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œHe has grown and matured in his time here at NMU.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He has the abilityto lead.Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚
Bateman, a 6-1, 200, forward from Calgary, Alberta was anassistant captain for 2005-06 where he appeared in 39 games with 10 goals, 19assists for 29 points.Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For his career at NMU, Bateman has played in 110 games andhas 72 (29-43) points. Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚œPat has the respect of the team and coaching staff at NMU,Ãƒ¢Ã‚€Ã‚Kyle said.