By Kahlil Najar
SAN FRANCISCO– The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team announced today that forwards Brett Findlay, Nick Czinder and Paul Chiasson have agreed to terms. Nick Czinder and Brett Findlay are returning from last years Bulls roster while Paul Chiasson is entering his first year in professional hockey.
At 6-foot, 5-inches and 230-pounds Nick Czinder provided the much needed intimidation factor last year after the Bulls had traded away the feisty Jordan Clendenning to Utah. Although he didn’t contribute much in the way of points (2 goals, 1 assist) he did add some tenacious defense to the Bulls and was always around the puck on offense and defense.
Brett Findley who also joined the Bulls late last year rejoins the team and is a welcome sign to the offensive side of the ice. In six games last year he was able to notch three assists but during the Bulls first ever playoff run, we was able to get two assists against the number one seeded Alaska Aces.
Of the returning player, head coach Pat Curcio said “Nick is a big physical player with skill, we saw it in his brief stint with the team last season. Brett is a very skilled and smart player, with his skills he has the ability to play at the next level.”
Paul Chiasson who enters his first season of professional hockey after four years at Mercyhurst College comes in with some great numbers a some confidence from Curcio. “Paul is a very fast tenacious right winger,” said Curcio. “He shoots the puck well in stride and has always scored a lot of goals.” Chiasson totaled 109 points (55 goals, 54 assists) in 151 games with Mercyhurst College.
The Bulls have open tryouts the weekend of September 14th at the Cow Palace and open the season in Alaska on October 18th.