Drillers sign Brody Neish

The Louisiana Drillers of the NA3HL, would like to announce the signing of Brody Neish for the 2022-23 season.

Brody will be teaming up with older brother Rory for the second year in a row, having played last season for the Florida Jr Blades in the USPHL Elite division. Brody had a strong rookie year of junior hockey, scoring 20 goals and he added 19 assists for 39 points in 39 games. The season before, he played for the Bloomington Thunder U16 in the NJPHL, scoring 6 goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 16 games. Coach Weingartner said, “Brody was a player I thought of immediately when I took over coaching for the Drillers, at 6’4” and just a ’05 birth year, Brody will have the opportunity to fill out his frame as well as improve his play. He averaged a point a game last year and expect him to surpass those numbers this year. While at the Shreveport Mudbugs NAHL main camp, I was able to see Brody compete against a handful of returning players as well as a new crop of mostly 19- and 20-year-olds. I thought he did a great job and feel he is on the right path to get that level”. When talking with Mudbugs head coach Jason “Soupy” Campbell, he stated “I really liked how he competed and was impressed with his ability to shoot the puck but like most ’05 he will need to be stronger on pucks and continue to improve his pace of play”. The Louisiana Drillers 2022, 1st round draft pick Dagan Rose was also in attendance at Shreveport’s main camp and competed well.

Come on out and support the Louisiana Drillers for the 2022-23 season, the Driller season opens September 30th, October 1st, 2nd, 3rd versus the Atlanta Capitals, games will all be played at 4pm at Planet Ice. Tickets are $5 for general admission for 5 and over, under 5 are free. Games can also be seen on Hockey TV all year long (Subscription Required).

The Louisiana Drillers are also still looking for a couple of Billet Families for the 2022-23 season, if you are interested, please reach out to Rob Weingartner at rob@ladrillers.com or 316-841-9274.

The Driller organization and the Lafayette Youth Hockey Association will be holding a golf tournament September 19 at Vieux Chenes Golf course. Contact Doug Alspaugh at doug.drillers@gmail.com for individual and team entries or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

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