Monday, October 11, 2010

Scott Campbell in action during Friday night's game against Allen

Brahmas release another four players
Campbell, Gale among latest casualties

The Texas Brahmas placed four more players on waivers today, bringing the total number of players released from the final training camp roster to eight.

According to Pointstreak.Com, forwards Troy Schwab and A.J. Gale, defenseman Greg Gallagher and goaltender Scott Campbell were the latest casualties.

Schwab assisted on Tom Train's power play goal in the middle frame of Friday night's game against the Americans but was the only player not to score on Adrien Lemay in the shootout. He had one shot and five penalty minutes in the two pre-season contests.

Gale, who tallied 25 points (15 G, 10 A, -6) and 36 PIM during his rookie season with the Brahmas in 2009-10 failed to match up to the talent recruited for this year's training camp roster. After a fairly strong start last season, Gale's game seemed to peter out by the New Year and he registered just eight points (5 G, 3 A) for the remainder of the schedule. He registered three shots in two games this weekend.

Gallagher had a shot in each game against the Americans but saw limited action.

Campbell had a good camp and showed promise during the pre-season, playing a total of 51:37 (2.32 GAA, .913 SV%) and earning one win. Unfortunately, he was the victim of a team with three solid goalies and two spots available. Kevin Beech becomes the de facto number one, while rookie back stopper Wayne Savage, who came highly regarded by former Brahmas assistant coach Forbes MacPherson, will share time in net this season.

In addition to Beech and Savage, seven defensemen and 12 forwards remain on the roster. This includes enforcer Nathan Saunders, who will reportedly miss the first month of the season due to injury. The status of second year defenseman Jesse Dudas, who was assigned to the Brahmas by the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) last week, has not been announced but he is expected to be on the ice in purple and black this weekend.

CHL teams can carry 19 players on their active rosters and dress 18 for games. Final rosters for the 2010-11 regular season are due on Thursday.

In other news, former Vernon Vipers (BCHL) forward Rob Short, who attended the Brahmas' Making the Cut last month, was released today by the Allen Americans.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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