Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Big Snake Heads to Texas

Slash to the back of the leg to Kuklas Korner for noting this enforcer transaction:

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (September 12)- The Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) announced Wednesday the signing of playmaker and enforcer, Robin Big Snake.

"Big Snake is going to make a huge impact for the Brahmas team and organization. There is a lot of excitement built around this signing. I have no doubts that his reputation will bring fans to the NYTEX Sports Centre," said Head Coach Dan Wildfong.

Big Snake, a Siksika Nation native and popular (video sharing website) icon, spent 67 games last season in the United Hockey League (UHL-now the International Hockey League) with the Rockford IceHogs in Illinois. He recorded 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) and 330 penalty minutes.
I have to admit, I chuckled a bit when I saw Big Snake referred to as a playmaker. But if you scroll down in that article, you'll see that his offensive numbers are actually quite good.

In 05-06, Big Snake put up 46 points in 66 UHL games. Last year, he followed up with 42 points in 67 games. For a guy who is fairly young at 23, you'd think he would see more time in the AHL at some point.

Let's hope so... character guys (with skill) like this are few and far between these days.

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