NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – The Texas Brahmas are pleased to announce the signing of forwards Bennett Weycker and Dakota Davis for the 2015-16 season. They are both expected to make an impact in the lineup and be steady contributors in what’s expected to be a deep group of forwards this season.
Weycker (97), from Wisconsin, brings formidable size to the lineup (6’2”, 205) and he really made an impression this past weekend at Open Camp tryouts. “We had signed Bennett to a tender, so we already knew what he brought to the table," said Head Coach Al Rooney. “But he came in and really made an impression with his physical play, willingness to play in all three zones of the ice, and just as importantly, with a first rate attitude about his development. It was great to see him in person finally, he made an impact every game he played as well as put some points on the score sheet.”
Forward Dakota Davis (97), from Franklin, Tennessee, was also brought on board over the weekend. Davis (5’8”, 155) is expected to be a go-to player on the penalty kill as well as taking advantage of offensive opportunities with his mix of skill and grit. “Dakota played against me for a few seasons when I coached in Tennessee so I have been familiar with what he brings to the team for awhile now," Rooney said. “He has a good mix of skill as well as tenacity, some speed and smarts that makes him a pretty well rounded prospect to bring into the organization. I think he’s going to be real versatile for us this coming season.”
Both players were previously "Tendered” with the Brahmas this spring and now are officially signed for the coming season. Rooney added, “It’s definitely nice to have them locked up and on the roster now, we’re very excited about the start of the coming season with what we have signed as well as the expected announcements moving forward. We’re going to carry 15 forwards this coming season and it’s going to be extremely competitive for all of them to stay in the lineup each game. But that’s the type of environment you need to get the best out of your players and help push them to develop and get to the next level.”
The Brahmas now have three players officially signed for the 2015-16 season with more announcements expected throughout this week and the month of July.