Oil Kings' Lazar embraces leadership role on young squad
It’s not necessarily a description heard frequently in WHL circles, but the terminology leaves little room for debate when assessing the importance of Curtis Lazar in an Edmonton Oil Kings uniform.
According to head coach Derek Laxdal, who spoke about Lazar with Hockey’s Future in Kelowna last month, “he’s our spiritual leader.”
Later, when speaking with Lazar, his energy was obvious. He’s enthusiastic, especially when broaching the subject of his minor hockey days. He points specifically at a pair of academy programs that enabled him to feed an appetite for self-improvement, a kind of hockey-immersion that bolstered his skills on the ice.… read more