We are very proud and excited to announce these four young men as our captains for the 2017-2018 season,” head coach Mike Letizia said. “They have demonstrated quality leadership abilities through their work ethic and commitment to the Tomahawks logo. Above all, we firmly believe in the character of these young men which is of the utmost importance.” - Mike Letizia on naming Cade Groton, Chris Trouba, Sam Solensky and Andrew Quetell captains.
Not many players in the NAHL have the family hockey lineage that Tomahawks defenseman Chris Trouba. The brother of Winnipeg Jets blueliner, Jacob Trouba, arrived in Johnstown as a tendered prospect back in 2016-17 and has been a mainstay on the Tomahawks defense ever since.
This season, Trouba brought the same grit and tenacity to his second season in Johnstown. As an assistant captain, he also brought leadership to the Tomahawks.