The Lone Star Brahmas made a deal with South Division foe Amarillo to add blueline depth one week before players report to training camp. In the deal the Brahmas sent tendered forward Charlie Combs to Amarillo in exchange for tendered defenseman Sean Giles.
Giles is an 18 year old native of Colorado Springs, CO who is 6’ 1” and weighs 174 pounds. He has spent the past three seasons in the Colorado Rampage system playing at the U18 level last season after two seasons of U16. In 38 games during the 2013/14 season Giles put up 4G 9A with 42 PIMs. All four of Giles goals came on the power play.
Dennis Williams, Amarillo’s head coach at the time of Giles’ signing was high on Giles prospects. “We really like his game, the way he defends in his own end, and moves the puck,” Williams said to AmarilloBulls.com. “He competes hard and will be an excellent addition to the team.” William’s sentiments were echoed by Rampage head coach Andrew Sherman. “Sean has great vision and sees the ice really well,” said Sherman. “He’s very hard to play against and defends his own zone well.”
Charlie Combs also has some upside potential and it is a testament to the talent the Brahmas have coming in to camp that they were willing to package him in a trade. Combs is a small forward who has shown a penchant for finding the back of the net. The 5’ 7” – 190 pounder from the St Louis, MO area has spent three seasons with the St Louis Jr Blues organization. Last season he had 53 points in 34 games on 30G – 23A. “Charlie has proven to be one of the elite goal scorers at the U18 level over the last two seasons. We are excited to add him to the Brahmas organization,” said Brahmas head coach Dan Wildfong upon inking Combs to a tender.