Bryce Runyan Fraser Cup Champion and MVP
Former Tiger netminder (2017-18) Bryce Runyan continues to find his path through midget to junior hockey and is looking to make his mark in the NAHL. Runyan a 6’1” 1999 goaltender that helped push his Texas Brahmas NA3HL team to a Fraser Cup Championship in March and in the process was named tournament MVP.
Bryce spoke about the experience this week saying “the playoff run was unbelievable; every guy came together with a single goal and this created a spectacular dynamic that led to our success.” The Texas Brahmas were crowned champions while Runyan posted a 3-0 record on the weekend and a spectacular .969 saves percentage. On the season Bryce went an impressive 18-2 his best season to date.
“Bryce came to the Tigers with a very high compete level and a little fire to prove himself” stated U18 head coach Kevin Holmstrom. “Just as he started to hit his stride, he suffered a concussion that the timing could not have been worse. To Runy’s credit he showed a lot of maturity and patience to come back and finish the season strong and be a great teammate. He continues today to put in the work and make the best of his opportunities on and off the ice, we are really happy for him.”
During the 2018-19 season that saw Bryce miss almost eight weeks he posted a 11-7-1 record with a 91% saves percentage and 2.98 gaa. In what is looking to be a great trait he also went 2-0 that season in the NAPHL playoffs posting another impressive .977 svs and .50 gaa. Bryce spoke about his time with the Tigers and what it meant and still means as he pursues his goals. “If it wasn’t for my experience with the Tigers, I don’t believe I could have had the same success with my season. The organization and coaching staff taught me about the dedication to improving every day and how this mind set will not only help you in hockey but life, so thank you to the Tigers staff and organization for helping me get these opportunities.”
Bryce continues to have that fire and is working towards the next level and we look forward to following his success on and off the ice!