Harrisburg, PA – Forward Brian Yingling is returning home. After four successful seasons with PIHA Western Conference powerhouse Colorado Springs Thunder, Yingling has moved back to his home state of Pennsylvania and will once again be skating with the Eastern Conference’s Pennsylvania Typhoon.
“I will miss the Thunder, my teammates, and the great fans, said Yingling. But I am also very excited to return home and help the Typhoon skate towards another PIHA championship title!”
In his four years with the Thunder, Yingling lead PIHA in scoring all 4 years (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007), and helped lead the Thunder to back-to-back PIHA championships in 2009 and 2010. In his previous stint with the Typhoon, Yingling’s offensive power was instrumental as they captured three PIHA titles (2002, 2003, 2004).
Fans, make your plans now to see Brian and the Typhoon, the Thunder, and all the PIHA teams in action as the 2010-11 season is just around the corner! Games will start in September of 2010, and don’t forget to watch Yingling and the Typhoon games on Justin.tv.
Q and A with Brian:
How does it feel to be back in Pennsylvania?
We really enjoyed our time in Colorado but it was time to move home and be closer to family. Playing with the Thunder was a great experience and I will surely miss it but I am excited to be back with the Typhoon. The Typhoon has a great history in PIHA and I look forward to trying to help bring the organization back to its glory years.
We know it’s early, but how does the Typhoon organization look for the 2010-2011 season?
We have a lot of great young talent on this team. The Typhoon were in a lot of games last year and were one or two steps away from winning a lot of games. The players on this team know how to play the game and they are well coached. Hopefully I will be able to help out this year and we will make some noise.
What are your personal expectations for your new team and season?
Obviously, my goal is to win the Founders Cup. That is my goal at the start of every season. The Thunder and Typhoon are different teams in their style of play. I have been very fortunate to play with CJ and we have played together for a very long time. It will take some time to adjust to playing with someone different. I know that I will not put up the offensive numbers that I have in the past but hopefully I’ll be able to score some goals and help us get a lot more wins than last year. I really look forward to being a leader and showing some of the younger players some crafty vet moves!
What is your message to the fans of Colorado who will miss you, and the new Typhoon fans who are looking forward to seeing you in their jersey again?
I would like to send a huge thank you to the fans in Colorado. It was a pleasure playing for our fans and they are without a doubt the best fans in PIHA. Every game was a blast and the support that the Thunder fans show is unbelievable. I have some great memories with the Thunder that I will never forget. With that being said, I look forward to starting the same thing with the Typhoon and playing in front of new fans. I’d like to tell all the hockey fans in PA to come out and support the Typhoon this year. I promise you that the Typhoon will give it their all every game and we will make some noise this year in the PIHA.