The Aberdeen Wings proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Defenseman Pierson Brandon has announced his commitment to the United States Air Force Academy.
Brandon is a 2000 birth year, 6′ 167lb defenseman from Irvington, NY. He is in his first season with the Wings. Over the past 3 seasons Brandon has spent his time with the New Jersey Avalanche AYHL & T1EHL U16 & U18 Leagues. During the 2015-2016 season Brandon had the most points by a defenseman (25), and was part of the AYHL 16UA Championship Team. THe 2016-2017 Season he was a AYHL 16U National Champion. Last season (17-18) he was on a AYHL 18U Premier Championship team and a T1EHL U18 Champion.
“Pierson is a player with a very high ceiling when it comes to development. He is a defenseman that can contribute both defensively and offensively and his game will translate very well at the next level.” Head Coach Scott Langer
So far this season Brandon has 1 goal and 6 assists (7 points) in 13 games played with a +13 (+-).
I’d like to thank the coaching staff, teammates and the Odde Family for putting me in a position to get noticed by a great place like Air Force. The decision to go was easy after seeing the campus and what they have to offer to all their students whether they are athletes or otherwise. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and understand that now more then ever I have to work hard and continue helping my team and developing to get to the college level.” Pierson Brandon
Brandon will follow former Wings players; Kyle Haak, Erik Baskin, Matt Pulver & Shawn Knowlton to the Air Force Academy. So far this season the Falcons are 2-4 overall.