ON THIS DAY IN COLTS HISTORY | Michael Webster Named Captain | Sept 24, 2015

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On September 24th, 2015 the Barrie Colts announced that defenceman Michael Webster would be the team's new team captain.

Webster became the 17th captain in team history after replacing Joseph Blandisi, who was captain the previous season. Webster did a fine job as captain and showed impressive growth in his game from the year before. Webster would finish the season with nine goals and 35 assists for a total of 44 points. A steady improvement from the 23 points he put up a season earlier.

The team would finish the season off in 2nd in the Eastern Conference trailing only the Kingston Frontenacs. Barrie would make it to the Conference Finals after victories over Mississauga and North Bay in the previous rounds. Ultimately, the Niagara IceDogs were too much for the Ponies to handle, losing the series in 4 games. Webster was suspended for 10-games in game-3 VS Niagara. Years later, this is still a confusing suspension. 

While the result wasn't what Barrie was hoping for, the team still had a great season. Webster would finish the playoffs with a goal and seven assists in 14 playoff games. Only one point less than he totalled in the three playoff years before where he played 40 games. Webster also went on to win the Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy making him the only Colts captain to win the award.

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