Part 2: Texas Brahmas roll in new wave of talent

May 21, 2019

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – The Texas Brahmas are continuing the summer series of new player announcements. Last week, we introduced you to the five new players who were tendered and now we are excited to start with three of the newly drafted players!

Head coach Ryan Anderson is confident that the newest members to the Texas Brahmas can step in and continue the momentum coming off a championship run with a talented group of players that no doubt have the ability to make an impact in the NAHL down the road.

“Coming to NYTEX to be part of the Texas Brahmas is an unparalleled experience in the NA3HL”, Anderson said. “These athletes have access to the same resources and coaches as the Lone Star Brahmas in the NAHL and can have everything they need to take the next step.”


Keegan Ripper – Defenseman, year: 2000 // Keegan will join the Texas Brahmas as a new defenseman for coach Anderson next season. The 6’3ft, 190lbs defenseman also spent time in the NAHL playing four games for the Jamestown Rebels.

Anderson on Keegan: “Keegan is an intimidating force on the ice who plays with a lot of physicality and uses every bit of his size. We’re really excited about his offensive upside that will make him a special player.”


Zachary Purcell – Forward, year: 2000 // Zachary is a skilled forward who will be another player that brings scoring with him to the team. Purcell comes from the Rocky Mountain Roughriders U18 in the NAPHL where he scored 34 points in 33 games over the last two seasons.

Anderson on Zachary: “Zachary’s a shifty skater with great hands Zachary and the numbers prove he’s been able to score no matter where he’s playing.”


Connor Akerson – Forward, year: 2000 // Connor is a big, powerful forward who spent last season in the NAPHL with the Rocky Mountain Roughriders U18 team. Akerson is a skilled skater who brings a physical playing style with him to the Brahmas.

Anderson on Connor: “Connor is a great skater, but that’s just one of the skills he brings to the ice. He’s got so many abilities he can do well that make him a versatile athlete and his offensive upside something we are very excited about.”

Over the next two weeks, The Texas Brahmas will introduce you to the final six players drafted for the 2019-20 season.