Thursday, October 22, 2009

New players?

Two rookies appear on Brahmas roster

Lots of talk of new players being added to the Brahmas roster these days. First, an article on Tuesday by William Wilkerson of the Star-Telegram lists # 18 Matt Cook (F) and #22 Tyrell Mason (D) as new members of the Brahmas. No further word on them.

Then tonight, two different players, #17 Lee Jubinville (C) and #20 Jason Reese (LW) show up on the Brahmas website roster and Anders Strome and Mike Willemsen are listed as inactive.

Both Jubinville and Reese signed with the Florida Everblades (ECHL) but did not make the final roster.

I guess we'll find out tomorrow when Pointstreak is updated. In the meantime, here's some info on the latest two rookies who may be Brahmas.

Lee Jubinville (F) 5' 10", 165 Pounds, Shoots Left

Jubinville, 24, played for two seasons with the Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) where he accumulated 95 points (47 G, 48 A) in 124 games before heading off to Princeton University (NCAA). In four seasons with the Tigers, the Edmonton, Alberta native tallied 99 points (36 G, 63 A) in 131 games.

In 2007-08, Jubinville was named both the ECAC and Ivy League Player of the Year after posting 39 points (12 G, 27 A) in 34 games to lead Princeton to their second ECAC Tournament championship and their first-ever outright Ivy League title. In addition to being named Ivy League Player of the Year, Jubinville was also one of only two players (teammate Mike Moore was the other) to be unanimously selected to the All-Ivy League First Team.

"I think every player on our team knows that he's probably a better defensive player than he is an offensive player. Lee is the fastest that we have ever timed. His speed is extreme. I think what people don't realize about him is what a powerful athlete he is. He might not be the biggest guy, but I don't know if there's a harder guy in our league to knock down."

- Princeton head coach Guy Gadowsky

"Lee is a good, solid skater. I believe he will have a tremendous impact on our forecheck and his speed will create power play opportunities for us," said. "His speed makes him dangerous in a lot of areas. He is well coached and plays consistently on both ends of the ice."

- Florida Everblades head coach Malcolm Cameron

Jubinville signed with the Florida Everblades (ECHL) last month, but did not make the final roster. He also attended the Rochester Americans (AHL) training camp.

Jason Reese (C) 5' 10", 177 Pounds, Shoots Left

Reese, 21, Reese appeared in 69 games with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL last season. He finished tied for first on the team in points, scored 81 points (31 G, 50 A) with 79 penalty minutes.

From 2007-09, Reese scored 163 points (55 G, 108 A) with 123 penalty minutes.

In total, Reese has appeared in 317 games (all in the WHL), scoring 273 points (97 G, 176 A) and 246 penalty minutes. He also has appeared in 46 WHL playoff games scoring 14 goals, 17 assists for 31 points and 31 penalty minutes.

In the 2005-06 Western Hockey League playoffs, Reese appeared in the WHL Championship with the Vancouver Giants winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup.
In 2007-08 playoffs, the Gresham, Oregon native appeared in 16 games for the Tri-City Americans. He registered 13 points (4 G, 9 A) with 18 penalty minutes, leading his team to the Western Conference Finals before losing in seven games to eventual league champions, the Spokane Chiefs.

“Jason is exceptionally skilled on the power-play and will add another unique dimension to our team. He plays well in traffic, he is willing to go into corners and works extremely hard off the ice.”

-Florida Everblades head coach Malcolm Cameron

Reese also signed with the Florida Everblades (ECHL) last month, but did not make the final roster. He also attended the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) training camp.

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