2:30 p.m., Oct. 10)
Mississauga Steelheads give ‘C’ to Orléans native
By Mike Beasley
The Orleans Star
Carter’s rise through the Ontario Hockey League ranks
has reached a new level with the recent announcement that
he would be wearing the “C” for the Mississauga Steelheads
joined the Steelheads last season in a trade deadline
deal with the Kitchener Rangers. He was immediately put
on the team’s top line with Michael McLeod and Albert
Michnac. He ended up scoring 15 goals and eight assists
in 28 regular season games, along with five points in
six playoff games.
native Cole Carter is off to a fast start
to the OHL season after being named captain
of the Mississauga Steelheads.. Mike Carroccetto/Photo
the departure of several of last year’s team leaders to
the professional ranks, Carter seemed an obvious pick
to assume the captaincy, still he was extremely grateful
for the distinction.
got a lot of good leaders here and to be named captain
is extremely flattering,” the fourth-year player told
the Missisauga Times. “It’s such an amazing league
and to be named leader of a team, I’m speechless.”
coach and general manager, James Richmond, says Carter
was given the “C” in recognition of his tremendous leadership
skills. “He does it the right way on the ice and off the
ice,” Richmond told the News. “He
works tremendously hard during the game and in practice,
he always wants to get better. That’s what we want our
young guys to see.”
development as a hockey player began in the Cumberland
Minor Hockey Association. In 2010-2011, he led the Cumberland
Jr. Grads Major Peewee team in goals (21) and points (37).
The following year, he played on the Eastern Ontario Cobras
AAA Minor Bantam squad where he scored 15 goals and 12
assists in 27 games.
2013-2014 he joined the Ottawa Jr. 67s midget team and
registered an impres-sive 51 points in just 30 games,
including 16 goals.
minor league hockey career suffered a minor setback in
2014-2015 when he was unable to crack the Gloucester Rangers
Jr. A starting roster.
he was a major force on the Stittsville Rams in the Eastern
Ontario Junior Hockey League where he racked up 27 goals
and 36 assists in 36 games.
playing in the EOJHL, Carter’s play caught the attention
of several OHL teams including the Windsor Spitfires who
picked him in the 4th round (72nd overall) of the OHL
Priority Selection draft.
In his rookie season with the Spitfires, Carter scored
just six goals to go along with 28 assists in 68 games.
Midway through the 2016-17 season, the Spitfires traded
Carter to the Rangers where he would be named as one of
the team’s assistant captains.
his first three seasons in the OHL, Carter has scored
44 goals and 67 assists in 192 games. So far this season,
he’s managed to score four goals and three assists in
the Steelheads first five games.
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