10/15/2015 1:35 PM
BRAMPTON, ON - The Brampton Beast, proud ECHL affiliate of the St. John’s IceCaps and Montreal Canadiens, announced today the team’s 2015-16 Opening Day Roster ahead of the upcoming ECHL season.
Twenty (20) talented individuals from across North America comprise this year’s Beast roster, which includes two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 10 forwards.
2015-16 Brampton Beast Opening Day Roster
Chris Auger – Two-Time 28-goal scorer with CHL/ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets
Luc-Olivier Blain – Won France2 scoring title in 2014-15 with 17 goals, 30 assists
Jeff Brown – Career point-per-game player with University of Toronto (2012-2015)
Scott Howes – 2011 ECHL Playoff MVP with Alaska Aces
Brandon Marino – 2014 ECHL Leading Scorer
Bryan McGregor – 2014-15 Czech2 Champion with Piráti Chomutov
Yannick Riendeau – Top scorer in Canadian Hockey League in 2009 with 126 points
Stephon Thorne – Former Brampton Battalion Captain in 2010-11
Yannick Tifu – Active leader in ECHL career points with 498
Cal Wild – 2014-15 ECHL Community Service Award Winner, Beast Team Captain
Jeremie Blain – Selected by Edmonton in Fourth Round of 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Travis Brown – Recorded 18 goals, 39 assists in 71 games with Victoria (WHL)
Justin DaCosta – Former Captain of Fife Flyers (EIHL), 2006-07 CIS All-Rookie Team
Guy Leboeuf – 61 games of ECHL experience, 14 games of AHL
Mathew Maione – Highest scoring rookie defense in ECHL in 2014-15 (14G, 29A)
Zach McCullough – Scored first pro goal last season in ECHL with Kalamazoo
Tim Billingsley – Four-year University career with Carleton (84GP, 8G, 38A)
Francis Meilleur – 124 games of ECHL experience with three different clubs
Eddie Pasquale – 112 games of AHL experience, 2011-12 AHL All-Rookie Team
Bryan Pitton – League-best save percentage of .934% with KH Sanok (Poland)
The Beast’s second season in the ECHL kicks off on the road for the 2015-16 campaign. The Beast will head to New Hampshire to face the Manchester Monarchs on Friday, October 16 before ending their season-opening road trip in central New York to face the Elmira Jackals on Saturday, October 17.
Single game tickets for the Beast’s home opener on Friday, October 23rd against the Adirondack Thunder are now available, starting at $16.25. Trial Packs for the 2015-16 season are also available starting at $39.99 that include three game tickets. For more information or general media inquiries on the Brampton Beast please contact Chris Ballard, Public Relations Coordinator at (905) 564-1684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.