Monday, July 19, 2010

Brahmas add two more players to roster

Toneys and Hazelwood on board for upcoming season

The Texas Brahmas added to their 2010-11 their roster on Friday as they announced the signing of defenseman Nick Toneys and forward Jeff Hazelwood.

“It’s great to bring in young guys early in the season as we can help them develop,” Brahmas Head Coach Dan Wildfong said regarding his newest signings. “Nick will be a solid addition to our blue line and with Jeff’s offensive reputation, I believe our fans will have a great team to look forward to watching come October.”

Toneys. 27, joins the Brahmas following a season across the pond with the Nottingham Panthers (EIHL) where he posted 10 points (3 G, 7 A) and 82 penalty minutes in 54 games played during the regular season. He added an assist and two PIM during four post-season contests.

Prior to heading overseas, Toneys played a season in the ECHL with the Phoenix Roadrunners and Augusta Lynx and two seasons with the Kalamazoo Wings (UHL) where he was a member of the 2006-07 Colonial Cup Champion team during his rookie season.

As a professional, the 6', 2" 195 pound defenseman has accumulated 30 points (6 G, 24 A) and 192 penalty minutes in 174 games played.

Toneys played two seasons at Michigan Tech and two seasons at St. Norbert College. In 90 NCAA games the newest Brahma defenseman had 20 points (5 G, 15 A) and 48 penalty minutes. He played one season of Junior A hockey with the Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL).

Hazelwood, 24, joins the Brahmas after spending his rookie season with the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL). The speedy forward tallied 20 points (8 G, 12 A) and 18 penalty minutes in 53 games played.

Before turning pro, the 6', 185 pound native of Dublin, California was a student athlete at St. Norbert College (2005-07) and Curry College (2007-09). At St. Norbert, Hazelwood tallied 66 points (24 G, 42 A) and 21 penalty minutes in 60 games played. During his time at Curry, he posted 93 points (43 G, 50 A) and was named the ECAC Northeast “Player of the Year” award in 2009.

He played two seasons of Junior A hockey with the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), Des Moines
Buccaneers (USHL) and the Billings Bulls (NAHL).

Photo Credits: Nick Toneys courtesy of Nottingham Panthers. Jeff Hazelwood courtesy of Las Vegas Wranglers.

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