Family Connections

Feb 12, 2012

The Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League continue to improve night after night. The Bruins are 9 games above the .500 mark and the team has officially surpassed last year’s attendance at Riverside Arena. With another win this last weekend the Bruins have already won more games than last year’s club with 17 games remaining on the docket. One of the things fans do not know about the club is the family connections to higher levels of Hockey. Below is a list of family members that have chosen the same path.


Chris Fischer– David Fischer-Minnesota Gophers-1st round pick of Montreal Canadians plays professionally in East Coast Hockey League was also Mr. Hockey in 2006

Jake Flynn– Ryan Flynn- Minnesota Gophers-6th round pick of Nashville Predators plays professionally in American Hockey League for the Milwaukee Admirals

                      Greg Flynn- Air Force Academy- Played Proffesionaly with Lowell in American Hockey League

John Kirby– Tim Kirby- Air Force Academy –Hobey Baker Finalist

John Simonson– Alex Simonsnon- University of Nebraska Omaha

                        Morgan Simonson- United States Hockey League Lincoln Stars/ Tri City Storm

Joe Siers– Jimmy Siers- Brown University

                Billy Siers- Lawrence College plays professionally in Southern Professional Hockey League for the Mississippi Surge

                Bobby Siers- University of Southern Maine played professionally in Southern Professional Hockey League for the Huntsville Havoc

Matt Hansen– Blake Hansen Concordia University

Nolan Kirley– Casey Kirley- University of Wisconsin-Stout

Christian Folin– Niklas Folin-Swedish Juniors for Team Frolunda

Andy Faust– Willie Faust- North American Hockey Leagues Odessa Jackalopes, Andy has committed to Army for next season

Chase McDonald-Colton McDonald University of Utah-ACHA