NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – The Texas Brahmas have announced that forward Chase Deacon ('96) has re-signed to play in Brahmaland for the 2015-16 season. Deacon, a native of Flower Mound, TX, is the one returning forward for the Brahmas thus far this off-season. Deacon's desire to return strengthens an already magnificent group of forwards Head Coach Al Rooney has already stockpiled. “In this business, some days are better than others, and this is a beautiful day because Chase has chosen to stay in Texas and remain a Brahma.”
“The first time I saw Chase was last summer and I knew he would be a solid player for us right from the get go,” Rooney said. “He does a great job of playing physical and getting under his opponent’s skin while never getting out of control. There was a chance he would be gone as he spent the summer at several NAHL camps trying out as a walk on, which I think served as a great experience for him to see the type of elevation he needs to bring to his game. With him still being a '96 (birth year), he has a good mixture of experience but also has some junior hockey ahead of him to keep him hungry for more.”
Deacon (5’9”,165) lit the red light six times last year in 44 games, adding four assists for ten points on the season. Expectations are that he will add to that total this season, which would please the Brahmas coaching staff.
“I don’t think Chase will ever be a go-to guy for us upfront, and he’ll be the first to say that,” Rooney added. “It’s not that he’s bad offensively, we think he can bring a double digit goal total for us this year. But he is a heart and soul player who makes the opposition earn everything, and he will be a top PK guy for us as well.”
There are now 15 players signed to play for the Brahmas for the coming NA3HL season. More additions are expected to be announced next week after completion of the Brahmas Main Camp being held in Detroit from July 23rd to the 26th. The NA3HL Training Camp will kick off in August on the 14th as the Brahmas prepare for the NA3HL season in their quest for the Silver Cup Championship.