2017-18 YEAR IN REVIEW: CADE GROTON Captain Cade's Adventurous First Season With Johnstown

The Great "Grots"

“He has a phenomenal attitude every day and is a person that is a great role model to his peers,” Letizia said. I spoke with last season’s captain Filips Buncis about him prior to finalizing the decision and he confirmed what I already knew about his maturity, dedication, and genuineness as a person. It is an honor to wear the Tomahawks logo on your sweater, and these four players will also carry the prestigious honor of being team captains.”

Named captain in mid-October, Cade Groton was charged with leading a group of young Tomahawks through the 2017-18 season. Widely respected, Groton's immeasurable leadership during a tumultuous start to the campaign helped the Tomahawks improve and grow as a team.

“It was an awesome honor and I’m extremely excited,” Groton said. “It’s a privilege to be a captain in Johnstown. The city has plenty of hockey history so it means a lot to me. I’ve been trying to help some of the younger guys on the team because I was in their shoes just a few months ago.”


Groton improved on his numbers from his first season with the Tomahawks in 2016-17. The native of Ashburn, Va., scored five goals and three assists. He chipped in one game-winning goal during the season.


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