Thursday, October 13, 2011

Texas Brahmas Training Camp - Day Four

Initial cuts announced - 24 remain on roster

The Texas Brahmas ended day four of their training camp today and announced the first three players to be placed on waivers. Forwards Neil Ruffini, Alex Molnar and Tanner Tomlinson were informed on Wednesday afternoon that they had been cut from the roster.

Ruffini, 23, played the past four seasons with the University of Alabama - Huntsville. During his collegiate career with the Chargers, he tallied 37 points (18 G, 19 A) and 120 penalty minutes.

Molnar, 25, played the last four seasons at Salem State College (MASCAC) in Massachusetts. The 5' 6", 175-pound native of Nitra, Slovakia had a total of 37 points (16 G, 21 A) and 62 PIM during his career with the Vikings.

Tomlinson, 21, spent the last four seasons playing in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL). The 5' 10", 185-pound native of Sarnia, Ontario played the last two seasons with the Sarnia Legionnaires for whom he tallied 58 points (26 G, 32 A).

24 players remain on the roster, which needs to be cut down to 19 players next week.

The battle for the number two goaltending slot continues between Mark Guggenberger and "Making the Cut" finalist Kraymer Barnstable. I spoke with Brahmas Assistant Coach Ron Vogel this afternoon and he said the two have both done very well and the final decision will be difficult.

The team will have an on-ice session tomorrow morning at 9:45 am and will travel to Allen later in the afternoon to prepare for the first pre-season match against the Americans at 7:05 pm.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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