The IceRays hit the ice in Shreveport over the weekend with a player having an extra letter on his jersey. The player was Brady Carlock as he was named an alternate captain last week.
IceRays head coach Mike Lysyj talked on the leadership of his defenseman from Flint, Michigan saying, “(Carlock) has been a guy with us from the start, from main camp to training camp. He’s been a consummate pro for us, and his leadership has always been there. He just wasn’t wearing a letter. He’s a 20-year old guy who takes pride in being there for the younger guys to come to for advice. His game’s been rock solid, and obviously, with the exit of one captain, it opens up room for another. Carly was an easy selection for that role.”
Carlock has been with the Rays since making the team out of Main Camp in Detroit over the summer. His season didn’t get off to the start he wanted it to as he was out the first seven games of the season due to injury. Once he got into the lineup, Carlock’s season got off to a hot start earning an assist in his first game with the Rays on October 9th against Wichita Falls. Carlock has been a mainstay in the IceRays lineup since that game against Wichita Falls only missing two games due to injury in mid-November.
Carlock had the following to say when asked about being named an alternate captain of the IceRays. “I am honored and humbled to be named an alternate captain of this organization. We have such a special group of guys and leaders on this team, and it means a lot to me to be able to represent that. It’s an added responsibility, but for me, it’s just staying true to what I know and always putting the team first.”