Jack Sander is the 26th Captain in Prince George Cougars’ history.

The team announced its leadership group today (Wednesday), which includes Connor Bowie, Ethan Browne, Jonny Hooker, and Majid Kaddoura as alternate captains.

“Jack is a great story of perseverance. He went from being a signed prospect to our team captain in four years,” said Cougars’ General Manager & Head Coach Mark Lamb.

“He has committed himself to do everything that is needed to be a good player in our league. He has grown into a natural leader and he is the captain we want to guide our younger players.”

Sander is set to begin his fourth season with the Cougars.

The 20-year-old has played in 181 career regular-season games compiling 38 points.

Last season, Sander set career highs in goals (4), assists (24), and points (28) in 60 regular-season games.

“Honestly, it’s a huge honour. I’ve played with some great leaders in my time with the Cougars and there’s a great history of Captains within this organization. It’s a feather in cap to be included in that group,” said Jack Sander. “I think we have a lot of good leaders that go beyond the guys that are wearing letters. To be chosen to be a part of this leadership group is humbling.”

The Cougars open their 2020-21 RE/MAX Hub Centre season on Saturday against the Kamloops Blazers at the Sandman Centre.

Fans can listen to the game on 94.3 The GOAT.