Brahmas number one goalie will return to NYTEX on October 5th
Brett Jeager has confirmed that he has been released from his tryout with the Houston Aeros and is on his way home to Canada. Jaeger will be making preparations for the long drive from Vancouver to North Richland Hills to report to the Brahmas training camp which begins on October 5th.
I spoke to Brett by telephone this evening. He stated that he had a good camp and was happy to be on the Aeros' radar. He said he was kept on a little bit longer than he expected and that he enjoyed and appreciated the experience.
Jaeger is the fifth and final Brahma player to be released from AHL training camps in the past week. Justin Kinnunen and Derek Merlini were released from the Aeros camp last Thursday. Kyle Deck was released from the San Antonio Rampage camp and Ryan Cruthers was released from the Chicago Wolves camp, also last Thursday.
For those following the Aeros, Anton Khudobin got the start in their 3-2 shootout victory over the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night. Wade Dubielewicz replaced Khudobin in the second period and stopped all six Rampage shootout attempts to earn his first win as an Aero. Dubielewicz was in goal for tonight's 3-2 shootout victory over the Texas Stars as the Aeros closed out their pre-season. Barry Brust remains on the roster but apparently suffered an injury during the camp.
Jaeger, 26, will enter the 2009-10 seen season as one of the top three goaltenders in the Central Hockey League along with Doug Groenestege of the Missouri Mavericks and Ken Carroll of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. He finished the regular season in the number three spot with a 2.36 GAA and a .924 save percentage. He was fourth in the league in playing time with 2490:56 minutes in 44 games. During the playoffs, where it really counts, Jaeger was number one in all categories. He was the only goalie with 16 starts and therefore the most time played with 956:23 minutes. With his 12 wins, Jaeger had a 2.20 GAA and a .930 GAA.
Training camp for the 2009-10 season begins at the NYTEX Sports Centre on Monday October 5th. Plan to be on hand to welcome Brett back as he leads the Brahmas in their defense of the Ray Miron President's Cup.
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