ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, 2011-12 Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHL’s 2012 Los Angeles Kings, have announced the signing of Brock and Brodie Sheahan, the first set of brothers to ever don a Reign uniform.
Brock, 28, spent the 2011-12 season overseas with Riessersee SC where he appeared in 48 games. He was second on the team in defense scoring with 24 points (3g, 21a) and second in penalty minutes with 95.
In 2008, Brock made his professional debut in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers. He appeared in every contest and recorded 17 points (4g, 13a) and a career-high plus-minus rating of plus 10. The next year he signed with the Cincinnati Cyclones and saw his first AHL call-up when he appeared in one game with the Houston Aeros. He returned to the Cyclones for 2010-11 and tallied 14 points (2g, 12a) in 67 games.
Prior to turning pro, Brock played Division I hockey with Notre Dame for four years. He skated in 161 games for the Irish scoring 33 points (4g, 29a). The 5-foot-10, 165-pound blueliner was recognized by the CCHA as one of three finalists for best defensive defenseman in the league.
Brock played two years of junior hockey in Canada with the South Surrey Eagles (BCHL) and Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves (AJHL). He recorded 42 points (9g, 33a) in 101 games.
Brodie, 26, joins the Reign’s forward line from the CHL’s Bloomington Blaze. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound forward earned 17 points (9g, 18a) last season with the Blaze. In 2010, Brodie played his first professional season with Bloomington PriarieThunder under the direction of the Reign’s current head coach Jason Christie. He recorded 25 points (7g, 18a).
Christie won’t be the only familiar face in Ontario as Brodie played in college with current Reign forward Everett Sheen at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. While at Holy Cross, Brodie played in 130 games posting 91 points (40g, 51a). In each of his final three seasons with the program, he was among the top four scorers, earning the top spot in the 2007-08 season with a career-high 33 points (13g, 20a).
Brodie also played junior hockey in Canada. The younger Sheahan brother played one season in the AJHL with the Camrose Kodiaks and two seasons with the BCHL’s Salm Arm Silverbacks totaling an impressive 120 points (45g, 75a) in 110 games.
This will be the first time the brothers from Lethbridge, Alberta will play for the same team.
Laura Hendrick, Ontario Reign PR