NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX – The Texas Brahmas are ready to welcome nine new players from the NA3HL draft and five more who were tendered for the 2019-20 season.
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.”
The Texas Brahmas will announce these new players over the next four weeks each Wednesday of the week. This week, the Texas Brahmas are starting with the five players tendered.
Seth Manning – Defenseman, year: 2001 // Seth is a big, two-way defenseman who comes from the Ohio Blue Jackets U18 in the T1EHL with great mobility on the ice and a physical playing style.
Anderson on Seth: “Seth can fly on the ice transitioning from one end to the other and has a great first pass that can help get things in motion.”
Mason Mara – Forward, year: 2002 // Mason adds another Mara to the Brahmas next season following his older brother, Parker, who played here last season. Mason scored 18 points in 21 games last season for the Florida Alliance U16 in the NAPHL, while also scoring one goal in three games for the Texas Brahmas.
Anderson on Mason: “Mason is a two-way forward for us who has proven he can score and we are excited that he will be quick to adapt already spending some time with us last season.”
Benjamin Mondou – Forward, year: 2002 // Benjamin comes to the Texas Brahmas from the Brampton 45s AAA in the SCTA up in Ontario, Canada, but he won’t be completely new to Texas. Mondou previously spent time with the U16 Brahmas.
Anderson on Benjamin: “Benjamin has great awareness out on the ice that makes him a confident, strong 200ft skater who can make plays all over.”
Blake Rothstein – Forward, year: 2002 // Blake will be another piece of the offensive puzzle for the Brahmas next season after he played for the Jr. Islanders U16 in the P.A.L.
Anderson on Blake: “Blake is an athlete with a tremendous character that will make him a key piece because of what he can add off the ice. However, on the ice, he’s got a lot to contribute as an offensive player with a physical edge to him that he utilizes from end-to-end. “
Gehrig Lindberg – Defenseman, year: 2002 // Gehrig will bring with him another familiar last name after his brother, Benjamin, played with the Brahmas last season. Gehrig joins the team after his time with the Buffalo Regals AAA in SCTA.
Anderson on Gehrig: “Gehrig is a big guy with great ability when it comes to moving the puck as a two-way defenseman. He plays with an edge that will add a lot of energy to his teammates on the ice.”
*A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders, which include two (2) tenders exclusively used on players from the NAPHL – plus or minus any trades – which became active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft, which will be held on June 4, 2019. *