In Hockey as with a lot of things in life the guys doing the dirty work in the trenches are not the ones who receive the glory. They are vital to the success of the team, but rarely capture the headlines. One such player with the Lone Star Brahmas is forward Michael Crowley.
The native of Buffalo, NY came to the Brahmas early last season in a trade with the Soo Eagles. In 54 games with the Brahmas, Crowley put up 14 points on 2G – 12A. Having grown up playing in the Buffalo area youth hockey programs, Crowley had to look no further than the Buffalo Sabers for role models to fashion his game after. “A player that reminds me of my play would probably be Michael Peca.” Peca spent five seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, captaining them to the Stanley Cup finals in 1999 and eventually joined the Jr. Sabres organization, which Crowley was a member of, following his retirement from the NHL. At 5’ 11” and 190 pounds Crowley like Peca is not the biggest guy on the ice by any means, but he is a tenacious, gritty two way forward who plays a lot on special teams and has a team first attitude. “I help out the team in any way they need me.”