Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dan Nicholls arrives down under

Brahmas winger eager to begin second pro season

He was a wrecking ball on ice and a fan favorite for the Texas Brahmas and now Dan Nicholls is heading for his new team, the Adelaide Adrenaline, and the start of his second pro season in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Nicholls arrived in Australia today but is not expected to play immediately as he continues to mend a shoulder injury sustained at the end of the regular season.

Nicholls played 43 games during his rookie season with the Brahmas this season and notched 14 points ((6 G, 8 A, -2) and 58 penalty minutes.Prior to joining Texas, he played six games with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees and eight games with the Fayetteville FireAntz (SPHL).

A graduate of Cornell University (ECAC), Nicholls played four seasons with the Big Red and played three years of Junior Hockey with the Bowmanville Eagles (OPJHL.

The Adrenaline lost their season and home opener in a 3-2 shootout against the Canberra Knights. They won the first game of a two-game series at home today against the Melbourne Ice by a score of 6-5. The second game will be played tomorrow.

The team plays at The Ice ArenA in Thebarton, South Australia. Nicholls will join three other Canadian imports on the team including Brett Liscomb, Mike Werner and goaltender Aaron Barton.

You can visit the Adelaide Adenaline's website here and the AIHL website here.

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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