Monday, February 8, 2010

Brahmas acquire Pierce, trade Godoy to Mississippi

CHL trade deadline today

The Texas Brahmas announced today that they have traded Elias Godoy to the Mississippi RiverKings in exchange for Matt Pierce.

The exchange of forwards capped off a day that saw the Allen Americans' Charlie Effinger dealt to Missouri and the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs' Neil Clark sent to the Wichita Thunder.

Godoy, 28, tallied 19 points (6 G, 13 A, +1) and 20 penalty minutes through 23 games with the Brahmas. He has two power play goals and one game-winner.

Pierce, 24, leaves the RiverKings after playing in 39 games this season, scoring 21 points (7 G, 14 A, +2) with 38 penalty minutes. He had a one-game call up to the Houston Aeros (AHL) earlier this season.

Head Coach Dan Wildfong believes the acquisition of Pierce will benefit the team in the last two months of the regular season.

“We picked up a big physical presence who also has the ability to score. Matt’s style of play is what we need at this point in the season,” Wildfong said.

Pierce has 57 points (22 G, 35 A, +16) and 97 penalty minutes in 101 games played with the RiverKings since joining the team for the 2008-09 season.

The 6', 205-pound native of Arnprior, Ontario went pro in 2007-08, playing 49 games with the Knoxville Ice Bears (SPHL) and four games with the Charlotte Checkers (ECHL). He had 36 points (22 G, 14 A) and 84 penalty minutes during his time with the Ice Bears.

Photo Credit: Les Stockton

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