By Carter Brooks
Photo by Jenn Hoffman
The Bentley University Falcons have named their leadership group for the 2019-20 hockey season.
Leading the way as a co-captain is Elkhorn product Brett Orr. The 23-year-old defenceman is entering his fourth season in the NCAA with the Falcons, and will be taking over duties from fellow Manitoban leader Tanner Jago of Brandon. Fellow senior Ryner Gorowsky will also serve as a captain alongside Orr.
In 104 NCAA games, Orr has put up four goals, 40 points and 30 penalty minutes with the Falcons. Although being relied on more heavily each of the past three seasons, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound defender has seen his offensive production steadily drop from his rookie season, in which he notched 18 points in 3 regular season games.
The former Manitoba Junior Hockey League star with the Portage Terriers (2013-16) has also recently been named as an ACHA All-Academic Scholar for the 2018-19 season and was a part of the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team for three-straight years, as a scholar boasting a 3.6 GPA or higher in each of his past six semesters at Bentley.
The finance major will enter his final NCAA season with the hopes of besting the team's 17-15-5 record from 2018-19, which saw the Falcons lose in three games to Robert Morris in the quarterfinals, following a two-game victory over the higher ranked Army West Point in the first round of the AHA playoffs. Orr and the Falcons begin play on October 11th in the first game of a double header against Robert Morris to open the 2019-20 season.