Friday, July 30, 2010

Pierce is back!

Brahmas re-sign steady forward

The Texas Brahmas announced the re-signing of forward Matt Pierce for the 2010-11 campaign on Friday afternoon.

Pierce, 25, was an impact player for the Brahmas last season, finishing with 17 points (10 G, 7 A, +1) in 19 regular season games with Texas. His best game came against the Laredo Bucks on March 5th, when he recorded four points (3 G, 1 A) and his first career hat trick in the 5-2 win at the NYTEX Sports Centre.

His contribution during the post-season came in the form of two goals and two assists in six games.

Pierce scored 21 points (7 G, 14 A, +2) in 39 games with the Mississippi RiverKings before he was dealt to the Brahmas in exchange for Elias Godoy trade deadline on February 8th. Pierce tallied 36 points (15 G, 21 A) for Mississippi and finished with a +14 in 62 games for the RiverKings in 2008-09.

"Matt is a skilled two way player who had remarkable contributions at the end of last year. We look forward to what he can bring to the Brahmas for this season," Brahmas Head Coach Dan Wildfong said.

Prior to playing in the CHL, he played a pivotal role with the Knoxville Ice Bears’ (SPHL) championship win in 2008. Pierce tallied 22 goals with the Ice Bears, second most on the team roster and collected a pair of goals and an assist during the post-season.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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