Get to Know Your Captains 2017-2018

With the new season underway, it is only right to introduce the new captains who are stepping up to lead the team. As we are approaching the home opener, the team would like to acknowledge their captains for the 2017-2018 season, Cole Zucker, Shane Mullin, and Mike Zidansek. The team has adapted to their new leaders well, and are ready to follow them to victory throughout the rest of the season.

 

Captain, Cole Zucker, is a Senior studying Finance and Accounting hailing from Marlton, New Jersey. #28 leads his team from center ice. So far this season, he has two goals and four assists. Last season, he ended with 21 goals and 27 assists and was the team’s point leader.

 

Highlight from last year?

Winning the ESCHL League

Favorite hockey team?

New York Rangers

Favorite food?

Buffalo Wings

Favorite TV show?

True Detective Season 1

Person you text the most?

Leo Skehan

Nickname?

Zuck/Zook

Team BFF?

Harrison Good

Role model?

Phil Collins

Favorite quote?

“You got it, Jobin.”

Personal goals for the season?

Make it to nationals, again.

Career aspirations?

Public Accountant, Auditor

 

Hometown hockey hero, Shane Mullin is serving as one of the team’s assistant captains this season. He is a Senior studying Business Management. His fearlessness on the ice makes him an asset on the Hens’ forward line. So far this season he has 3 goals and 2 assists under his belt. Last season, he scored 11 goals and had 14 assists, for a total of 25 points.

 

Highlight from last year?

Come back win against Rhode Island on Alumni Weekend

Favorite hockey team?  

Philadelphia Flyers

Favorite food?

Mommom’s Pepper Steak

Favorite TV show?

5 o’clock News

Person you text the most?

Team Group Chat

Nickname?

Rick, Stan, Thane, Mullers

Team bff?

Michael Nisky and Skip Redgate

Role model?

Rob Gronkowski

Favorite quote?

“BAM” – Me

Personal goals for the season?

Beating Zucker in points

Career aspirations?  

To have a steady job and a solid income.

 

Defenseman, most likely found in the sin bin, Mike Zidansek is the Junior assistant captain for this season. Zidansek is a Political Science with a minor in Economics that comes to UD from Hermitage, Pennsylvania. This season he has two goals and assists on his point record so far. Last season, Mike scored one goal and had ten assists.

 

Highlight from last year?

Sweeping Stony Brook at home

Favorite hockey team?

Back to back cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite food?

Chicken parm sub from Amalfi

Favorite TV show?  

Bachelor in Paradise

Person you text the most?

My mom

Nickname?

Ziddy

Team bff?

Cam Piorkowski

Role model?

Michael Scott

Favorite quote?

They misunderestimated me.”- George W. Bush

Personal goals for the season?

Take less penalties

Career aspirations?

Lobbyist or Attorney

 

While working hard to lead their team to victory, Cole, Shane, and Mike have all made huge impacts on their teammates. Freshman, Harrison Good, said, “Cole Zucker is a natural leader who shows natural leadership qualities in everything he does. He is a fun guy to be around and knows how to make all the rookies feel welcome.” Andrew Corapi said, “The undisputed leader of this year’s team, Cole has the ability to balance his leadership duties while still keeping the mood light in and out of the rink. And Shane, he is our silent soldier. He leads through his relentless play style and sets the bar for work ethic. Mike is the leader of the defensive unit. Mike shuts down opposing teams and brings energy into every situation on the ice.” Harrison Chuma added, “Zidansek is just all around a great guy and he helped make the transition onto the team seamless. When you’re around him it doesn’t feel like you’re a freshman or a rookie, it just feels like you’re another guy on the team.” Michael Redgate said, “Shane Mullin is the hardest working guy on our team. He has blocked more shots than anyone else on our team. Cole cares so much about the team and the program. Zidansek is a great leader, without him the defense wouldn’t have someone to look up to.” Andrew Marciniak praised, “Zucker is dedicated to the boys, and keeps us positive and on track for all practices and games. Mullin shows his leadership by coming to work everyday and leading by example. Zidansek is a guy you can go to for advice on and off the ice. He eases the nerves between periods when the boys aren’t playing their best.” Drew Torrey said, “Shane Mullin is a silent leader. Never afraid to block a shot or sacrifice his body to make a play. Cole Zucker is a natural born leader with excellent offense abilities.” Ian Anderson added, “Mullin is a lead by example guy in our room. Not only is Zucker the captain of our team, but he is also the president and very on top of things. Zid is a guy who you love to have on the team and to have your back in the game.” Finally, Tommy Cascone mentioned, “Mullin is a shot blocking machine.”

A quote by Unknown sums up the role of these young men best, “My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.” In order for the team to have a successful season, Cole, Shane, and Mike must inspire their team to want to be the best and work together as a whole unit. When times get tough, these three are going to be the one’s that their teammates look to for support.

Written by: Analisa VIzzoni