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Brahmas Formally Announce Main Camp Advancements!

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX–The Lone Star Brahmas thank all players who participated in Brahmas Main Camp. Posted below are the players who will advance to the next round of play and schedule for the remainder of camp.

Check-in for advanced-round play will be tonight (8/1) from 6-8:00 p.m. at NYTEX Sports Centre.

All advancing players must attend a meeting with the coaches at 8:15 p.m tonight.

Throwback Thursday: The Arrival of Evan Googins

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX –In the weeks leading up to the 2020-21 season, we’d like to highlight some of the Lone Star Brahmas’ best moments from the 2019-20 year. This week, we’re showcasing the talent that Brahma Evan Googins brought to the squad after being traded from the Aberdeen Wings.

Googins played 12 games for the Wings, only recording five points (3g-2a) before joining the Brahmas on Nov. 1. After arriving in North Richland Hills, the forward nearly tripled his point total to 19 (14g-5a) in 32 games played. Googins averaged 0.59 points per game and ended the season with a +10. He ranked within the top five skaters on the Brahmas in power-play goals (5), game-winning goals (5) and shot percentage (25.5%). It’s safe to say the Braintree, Mass. skater definitely found his stride at NYTEX Sports Centre.

Take a look back at one of Googins’ best goals all season, a backhanded tap against the Corpus Christi IceRays on Jan. 25.

Sydney Johnson is a media and content intern with the Lone Star Brahmas.

Throwback Thursday: Guerra Clinches Franchise Titles

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS — In the weeks leading up to the 2020-21 season, we’d like to highlight some of the Lone Star Brahmas’ best moments from the 2019-20 year. This week, we’re showcasing the talent of LSB alumni, Matthew Guerra.

Veteran Matthew Guerra concluded a two-year stint on the Lone Star Brahmas by securing two NAHL-era career-high records. The forward obtained the career record in assists with 86 apples in a matchup against the Corpus Christi IceRays on Dec. 6, as well as slid to the top of the ranks in career points with 116 (30g-86a) during the Oct. 5 game with the New Mexico Ice Wolves. Also, Guerra is tied with LSB alumnus Sebastian Vidmar (2013-15) for most assists in a single season, each obtaining 45, which was the top amount of the entire NAHL during the 2019-20 year. Guerra is committed to Robert Morris University (Atlantic Hockey, D1).

Take a look back at one of Guerra’s best plays all season, a no-look feed to forward Will Stromp on Feb. 22 against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays below.

The Lone Star Brahmas main camp kicks off on July 30, 2020.


Sydney Johnson is a media and content intern with the Lone Star Brahmas.

BY THE NUMBERS: A 2019-2020 SEASON RETROSPECT

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS — The Lone Star Brahmas had an electric 2019-20 season.

The team powered through opponents while maintaining their position at the top of the NAHL.

Take a look back at some of the highlights of last season by the numbers.

1 – The Lone Star Brahmas sat first in the NAHL league standings at the end of the 2019-20 season, holding a record of 42-9-1-1.

2 – Two Brahmas goalies had the top-two places in the league in GAA; Cayden Bailey (1.32) and Ludvig Persson (1.56). Both netminders were in their rookie seasons.

3 – The number of hat tricks scored by forward Joey Baez (Nov. 2, Jan. 3, Jan. 4)

FORWARD JOEY BAEZ – PHOTO CREDIT: JEFF WYSOCKI

6 – Six skaters recorded over 30 points during the 2019-20 season: Matt Guerra (18g-45a), Joey Baez (32g-26a), Thomas Daskas (19g-29a), Eric Huss (6g-37a), Michal Stinil (20g-21a) and Sam Brennan (10g-20a).

11 – Goalie Cayden Bailey tied the franchise record for single-season shutouts with 11. The record was set by Mitchell Gibson in the 2017-18 season.

GOALIE CAYDEN BAILEY – PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID DUDICH

11 – Eleven 2019-20 Lone Star Brahmas players (Joey Baez, Cole Bielke, Sam Brennan, Luke Burke, Drew DeCarlo, Mitchell Digby, Stefan Miklakos, Patriks Ozols, Malcolm Palmer, Dylan Smith and Joey Trazzera) are eligible to return for the 2020-21 season.

13 – The 2019-20 season marked Head Coach Dan Wildfong’s thirteenth season at the helm of the Brahmas.

14 – The team went on a 14 game win streak between Dec. 14 and Feb. 9.

15 – Fifteen Brahmas on the roster committed to various NCAA collegiate hockey programs, including Joey Baez (Army), Cayden Bailey (Michigan Tech University), Sam Brennan (Air Force Academy), Thomas Daskas (Air Force Academy), Mitchell Digby (Air Force Academy), Matt Guerra (Robert Morris University), Eric Huss (Army), Josh Martin (University of Alaska-Anchorage), Stefan Miklakos (Army), Ludvig Persson (Miami University), Matt Rickard (American International College), Noah Roofe (University of Wisconsin – River Falls), Michal Stinil (American International College), Will Stromp (St. Norbert College) and CJ Walker (University of Wisconsin – Superior).

28 – The squad went 23-5 in 28 games played at home in front of the crowd at NYTEX Sports Centre.

32 – Forward Joey Baez led the league in goals scored with 32.

45 – Forward Matt Guerra tied the league lead in assists with 45 apples.

76 – The team had a win percentage of 76% (19-6) for games played on the road.

93.8 – The Brahmas led the league in penalty kill percentage with a value of 93.8%.

109 – Three players commanded the top places in league +/- in Eric Huss (+38), Joey Baez (+37) and Patriks Ozols (+34) for a combined total of +109.

190 – The team scored 190 goals in 53 games played, leading the league with a 0.811 scoring percentage.

257 – The Lone Star Brahmas closed out the season with an all-time franchise record of 257-113-22-10.

500+Wildfong notched his landmark 500th Brahmas win in November.

COACH DAN WILDFONG – PHOTO CREDIT: HATLEY STUDIOS

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Sydney Johnson is a media and content intern with the Lone Star Brahmas.

Alexey Solyvev has signed with Avangard Omsk in the KHL

PRESS RELEASE

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS

Former Brahma Defenseman Alexey Solyvev, has signed with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The KHL is Russia’s professional hockey league, similar to the NHL. For a player who was born in Moscow, it’s an absolute dream come true.

Solyvev was one of the first players to sign with the Brahmas when the team moved from the CHL to the NAHL and one of the few to play for both the Tornado and Brahmas during their tenure. Donning the Brahma jersey from 2012-15, Solyvev recorded 63 points (17g-46a) in 147 games played.

“Alexey is one of those players that you can put out there in any situation and trust him to get the job done,” said Brahmas Head Coach and GM Dan Wildfong.

Avangard Omsk ended eighth out of 28 teams in the overall league standings with a record of 30-17-6-2. The southwestern Russian team made it to the final round of the Gagarin Cup (similar to the Stanley Cup) at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season.

“We are so proud to see Alexey sign in his native Russia,” said Brahmas Vice President Chad Siewert. “The experience he gained playing over here in America will surely help him stand out in the KHL. There is no doubt a Gagarin Cup is in his future.”