NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – Big games mean big performances. Find out who’s expected to dazzle in this year’s final Players to Watch!
BROCK BROWN – The captain is expected to fulfill his duties to the utmost expectations this weekend. Being a leader both in the locker room and on the ice, this is the biggest set of games in the history of the organization and how the team fares will likely correlate to his ability to be a leader. #12 has been playing his best hockey as of late and that cannot change now.
“Brock's two way ability will need to be heavily relied upon this coming week in the finals. He was amongst our assist leaders this season, as well as serving as one of our top penalty killers. His versatility and leadership will be one of the keys for our team to feed off of this week," said head coach Al Rooney.
SAM GAGNON – It’s hard to believe the Brahmas would be in the situation they are in currently if Sam had not scored the late game-winner in Game Two against Atlanta. The clutch-gene will need to be evident during pool play and his experience will be invaluable.
“His energy will be needed to spark the team, especially on the power play. He can skate, shoot, has speed on the forecheck and can win draws for us. If he rises to the occasion, our path can be made that much easier for us to succeed," Rooney said of the Canadian.
RYAN DUNNER – One of the best players in the entire NA3HL the past two years will need to prove that he can get it done in the big time. With massive implications for his future on the line, Dunner will need to continue his current point-per-game playoff production. What he’s done despite being banged up as of late has been impressive, but does he have a little bit more gas left in the tank?
“This is our biggest moment of the season, and we need everyone on the team to do what they do best. If we are to win games, we need to score goals. We scored only one goal in each game in the Division Finals. Ryan's our go-to guy so if he can provide his share of the offense, others tend to feed off of him and it all starts to fall into place. His speed on the counter attack will be sorely needed this week."
PUCK DROP: The first two games of pool play begin at 4:00 and Friday’s battle starts at 4:30. Don’t miss a beat of the action on FastHockey.com!