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Three Brahmas Receive League Wide Honors

 

Three members of the Lone Star Brahmas garnered league wide recognition in the NAHL Player of the Month selections for the month of March.

Harrison Feeney

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Brahmas goalie Harrison Feeney

First up was Harrison Feeney who was Vaughn – NAHL Goaltender of the Month Runner Up.

The 6’ 2” – 200 pound netminder from Layayette Hill, PA was a perfect 6-0-0-0 for the month picking up his first shutout of the season against the Midwest Division Kenai River Brown Bears on March 3.

He started the month with back to back wins against Kenai River, then won either end of a three game set against the Topeka RoadRunners. Next up was an overtime win against the Amarillo Bulls followed by a big shootout win against the South Division Champion Shreveport Mudbugs on their home ice to close out the month.

Feeney allowed a total of seven goals on 101 shots on goal in his six games played for a 1.15 GAA and a 0.942 SV%.

On the season Feeney has an 11-3-1-0 record with a 1.54 GAA and a 0.927 SV%. His 1.54 GAA would rank as the 2nd best goals against average in the league if he had played the required number of minutes to be scored among league leaders. In 40 career NAHL contests Feeney is 24-11-1-1 with a 2.27 GAA and a 0.914 SV%.

Austin Bottrell

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Bing Photography: Brahmas’ forward Austin Bottrell

Next was Austin Bottrell who was Bauer – NAHL Forward of the Month Honorable Mention. The monthly honors come on the heels of recognition as the NAHL South Division 2nd Star of the Week for the week of March 19 and South Division Star of the Week Honorable Mention for the week of March 26.

After missing nearly half the month of March due to a high ankle sprain, the 5’ 10” – 175 pounder from Farmington Hills, MI returned to the lineup with a vengeance. In seven games played starting on March 15, he put up a total of 12 points on 5G-7A and a +5 rating. Two of his goals went down as game winners including an overtime winner against the Amarillo Bulls on March 24.

Bottrell’s points seemed to come at critical points in the games as well with 10 of his 12 points scored in close game situations with the score tied or within one goal. He had a total of five points on the power play during the month.

Austin had two multipoint games including a four point game against the Topeka RoadRunners at NYTEX Sports Centre on March 17.

On the season Bottrell has 9G-21A in 32 games played to go along with a +12 rating and three game winning goals.

 

Connor Stuart

Photo courtesy of Rebekay Bing Photography: Brahmas’ defenseman Connor Stuart

Last, but not least was Connor Stuart earning Bauer – NAHL Defenseman of the Month Honorable Mention.

Stuart who is a 6’ 3” – 185 pound defenseman from Phoenix, AZ is one of the Brahmas Alternate Captains and has been a stalwart on the blueline all season.

During the month of March, he put together a six game point streak on the way to a seven point month on 2G-5A.

Included in his seven points were assists on two game winning goals with four points coming in close game situations with the score tied or within on goal.

So far this season Stuart who was selected to play in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament has accounted for 6G-15A and is a +13. He has played 134 games over a three year NAHL career with 40 points on 13G-27A including two game winning goals a +11 rating and 135 penalty minutes.

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