Ashton Fry, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado is named Kemptville 73's Team Captain for the 2018-2019 season.
Ashton joined the 73's for the 2017-2018 season as a 19 year old. After missing the first 5 games of the season due to an upper body injury it quickly became evident that Fry would be a key contributor to the team putting up 8 points in his first 10 games. His on-ice talent continued to stand out and his off-ice leadership became obvious to the coaches as the season progressed earning him an "A" as one of the team's assistant captains in November. Fry ended the season with 47 points in 56 games.
Head coach Jeff Jordan expresses his excitement and feeling of pride on Ashton Fry being named next team captain. "I am very proud and excited to see Ashton become the next captain of the Kemptville 73’s. He is a natural leader, a great teammate and he makes everyone around him better. His character, work ethic and dedication sets a perfect example of what it means to be a 73. "
When your captain has top end skill & talent to go with a tremendous work ethic,it forces the rest of the team to follow & makes the entire group better. @A85_fry has all of the above qualities & I have no doubt will have the @Kemptville73s #cominginhot @TheCCHL @NCAAIceHockey https://t.co/F2OwL1uXny— Jason York (@jasonyork33) June 11, 2018
That same enthusiasm was paralleled by assistant coach Scott Dexter on Twitter Monday morning:
“Congrats to a great high character kid, teammate and hockey player ! We are lucky to have him. Attention NCAA: this is the type of person and player you want ! Great people make great 73’s !!!!”
When asked what he sees for the upcoming 2018-2019 season for the 73's Fry kept it simple "We'll be coming in hot".