Friday, March 26, 2010

Matt Boyle signs amateur tryout

Expected to play tonight in Odessa

Defenseman Matt Boyle has been added to the Brahmas roster according to Pointstreak. The 6’0”, 190 pound native of Charlottetown, PEI has been seen around NYTEX during the past week and is listed on the roster for tonight’s game against the Odessa Jackalopes.
Boyle, 21, played the past four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. This season, he played for the Lewiston MAINEiacs where he served as an assistant captain and tallied 17 points (4 G, 13 A) with 55 penalty minutes in 62 games played.

“He’s a real character kid who’s got excellent hockey ability…a defensive-defenseman…,” MAINEiacs General Manager Roger Shannon said of the young blue liner.

Texas will be happy to have Boyle," Lewiston coach J.F. Houle said, noting his penchant for gritty, steady play in the defensive zone. "He's physical; he doesn't take any crap from anybody. That's what made him so valuable to us as a defenseman. He's steady on the back end and responsible in the zone."

He spent the previous two seasons with the Moncton Wildcats where he scored 12 points (1 G, 11 A) with 129 penalty minutes in 118 games played.

You can view his stats on the Internet Hockey Database here

Photo Credit: (top) Moncton Wildcats (bottom) Lewiston MAINEiacs

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