50 Players, 50 Days: Timothy Brillaud
April 9, 2020
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NA3HL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NA3HL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players, 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 34 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, who are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NA3HL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NA3HL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Timothy Brillaud, Goaltender, Long Beach Sharks
Despite his team's struggles on the ice, Timothy Brillaud, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound netminder for the Long Beach Sharks, served as a bright spot for his team with workhorse performances between the pipes on a nightly basis.
Brillaud's overall save percentage of .867 and GAA of 7.20 don't tell the full story of his season, as the Nesconset, NY native routinely faced upwards of 50 shots per game, making games of 40+ saves a regularity. Some of Brillaud's most impressive performances include his only credited win -- 68 saves on 72 shots to top Danbury -- 59 saves on 65 shots against the New England Stars and a whopping 84 saves on 91 shots against Elmira. Of the 21 games in which he was the goalie of record, Brillaud made 50+ saves in eight of those and 40+ in 11.
Brillaud's effort earned him a spot on the Northeast Division Top Prospects team, with whom he posted 63 saves on 69 shots across three games of action at February's event.
Previously, Brillaud tended the net for the Long Island Royals of the NA3AHL before its absorption into the NA3HL, then found his way to East Islip High to play in the New York High School hockey system.