Canisius College head coach Dave Smith announced on Tuesday that Scott Moser and Preston Shupe will serve as captains of the Golden Griffin hockey program for the 2011-12 campaign.
"These two players are terrific student-athletes who are excellent leaders and role models on and off the ice," Smith said. "They follow in the footsteps of many great captains dating back to our first varsity captain in Joe Casaci. Our captains have gone on to great careers and have carried with them the responsibility of leadership throughout their lives."
Moser, who served as an assistant captain during his junior campaign, set career highs with 21 points and nine goals last season to go along with 12 assists. During his first three seasons with the Griffs, the Tonawanda, N.Y. native has appeared in 98 career games with 49 points, 16 goals and 33 assists.
Shupe played in 32 games as a sophomore during the 2010-11 season, totaling 24 points, 10 goals and 14 assists. The team's Rookie of the Year during the 2009-10 campaign, Shupe has totaled 49 points, 20 goals and 29 assists in 69 career games as a Griff.
With both Moser and Shupe serving as team captains, it marks the first time since the 2003-04 campaign that two or more student-athletes will lead the Griffs. Moser is also the first Western New York Player to be named captain since Greg Brown for the 2007-08 season.
Canisius returns 17 letterwinners from the 2010-11 team that advanced to the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals.