NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX (May 7) – The Lone Star Brahmas are pleased to announce another tendered player for the 2015-16 season. Forward Joey Fallon signed his tender with the Brahmas earlier this week after playing this past season with the Gloucester Rangers in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL).
“I really liked everything that coach Wildfong said. He won coach of the year so I knew I would be in good hands,” Fallon said. “Everyone’s really is a winner and that’s what I want to be surrounded by. It’s my last year of juniors so I really want to win.”
Fallon, who resides in West Islip, New York, also said meeting Brahmas co-owner Sal Trazzera played a big part in him signing with the NAHL South Division Champions.
The Brahmas have proven to be a championship driven team and Fallon is looking to continue that tradition into next season. More importantly, he knows the work, mentality, and dedication it will take.
“That’s the kind of coaches I like. I don’t want anyone who is going to sugar coat it or anything. My old coach has a very similar intensity from what I’ve heard. I’m excited (to work with Wildfong and Potter).”
The 5-foot-7, 180-pound winger is a natural scoring forward with excellent speed and power for his frame. As one coach called him, Joey Fallon is “a solid force.”
“A lot of guys underestimate me,” Fallon said. “Skaters take me for granted in the corners.”
Fallon should fit right in to the Brahmas systems and there is no doubt he will make an impact in the offensive zone. He finished the regular season first on the Rangers and tied for fourth in the CCHL with 34 goals in 61 games played.
He was nearly a point a game player finishing with 58 total points, but more importantly is the fact that he played in all situations on the ice, including the team’s power play and penalty kill lines.
“I had a really good time (with Gloucester). It was different than I expected. It was a lot different than prep school because I played 28 games my senior year so the games counted a little more and were more intense and could barely move after half of them. But in juniors, it was a little more laid back and there was a lot of system work,” Fallon said.
Before his years of junior hockey began, colleges recognized that Fallon is a special athlete who competes. He worked hard and earned a scholarship to play NCAA DI Hockey at Princeton University in 2016 and he plans on studying finance.
“I still have to work my butt off, but it will make this coming season a little more fun,” Fallon stated. “It takes the pressure off me of wondering who’s at the game and who’s going to call me later. I get to play for me for the most part and do my best.”
Before his year of prep hockey, Fallon won the U16 Championships with current Wichita Falls Wildcats head coach Pat LaFontaine. If you’d like to watch an NHL.com documentary on Fallon during the championship year with the Long Island Royals, click here. Fallon does not want the Royals to be his only championship team.
“I want to win. That’s one of my biggest things for next season. I want to get on the ice as much as possible and get bigger, faster, and stronger to prepare me as much as it can for division one hockey,” Fallon said.
Keep an eye on the New York product next fall because he knows how to create scoring chances whenever he is on the ice. Eight current Brahmas are already committed to playing college hockey next fall so Fallon has a chance to lead next year’s team with his ability.