Flames add Shmyr to roster
Guildford Flames ice hockey club have added Canadian Braylon Shmyr. The 22-year-old winger joins the side from ECHL Jacksonville Icemen and Norfolk Admirals where he spent the first half of the current season. He had an impressive pro debut in 2018-2019 when he posted 20 goals and 44 points with Allen Americans in addition to making 3 American Hockey League starts with Springfield Thunderbirds and San Antonio Rampage.
“I am very excited for this opportunity and looking forward to getting started,” said Shmyr just ahead of his journey to the UK.
The 5’10”, 170lb forward spent 5 junior seasons in the Western Hockey League between Brandon Wheat Kings and Saskatoon Blades. The Vancouver native amassed 111 goals, 240 points in 300 regular season appearances. His best season was his last with the Blades in 2017-2018 when he was an alternate Captain and had 37 goals and 88 points in 72 games. He also represented Canada Pacific U17’s in 2013-2014 where he had 2 assists in 6 starts.
“We have been looking to add someone in for a few weeks now,” admitted Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“We have had a good first half of the season, but at times we have had difficulty generating offence and we are looking for a bit of a spark not only with the additional player but whatever knock on effect that can have throughout the roster when the game night line up looks a bit different.”
“Braylon is very fast, and has a good record of offensive success not only in junior hockey but in his opening year at the pro level last season. He is young and very enthusiastic about coming here so we are looking forward to seeing him make his debut. He has just arrived today so we won’t see him in action until next weekend, but we are looking forward to his debut with the club.”
Photo of Braylon Shmyr with Allen Americans. Photo by Ed Bailey.