NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – Over the weekend, the Texas Brahmas locked up forward Oliver Hay as their final tender player of the summer. Head coach Al Rooney found the Aukland, New Zealand forward at the Brahmas pre-draft camp in Orland Park, Illinois.
Hay played the last three seasons with the Canadian International Hockey Academy (CIHA) Voyageurs Midget AAA team. This past season, he scored eight goals and 27 points in 27 games. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward competed for team New Zealand at the U18 and U20 level since the 2011-12 season.
"Oliver is suited for the North American game as we see him as a strong power forward for us this coming season," Rooney said. "I was very impressed from what I saw over the weekend and I think that he has a high ceiling for a player of his age and we expect to help him reach that."
Hay (1997) has three years of junior hockey eligibility and he will spend his first season in the United States with the Brahmas organization.
"We very much expect to see him as a future NAHL player and hopefully remaining with the Brahmas for the duration of his junior hockey career," Rooney said.
The Brahmas have used all of their tenders and as of now, we have ten picks in the upcoming draft but that could still change baring any trades.