Warrior Focus – Joel Brasier

As a goalie, Joel Brasier takes a lot of pucks to the head, but that’s not the worse that he’s had to overcome.

Joel joined the service in 2001 and did 2 deployments with the 82nd Airborne between 2003 and 2005. After Iraq and Afghanistan, he headed back to Iraq with Ft. Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division where a suicide vehicle borne IED hit his convoy, leaving him with a serious head injury and ultimately forcing him out of the US Army after 9 years of service.

Now home in Texas, Joel is applying the therapeutic benefits of securing the net to increasing his concentration, attention, balance and hand-eye coordination.

Not being satisfied with some success on the ice, Joel has also tackled extending his education, and is looking to graduate with a Bachelors in Mass Media Journalism, making the Dean’s list in his very first semester.

Joel’s dreams are becoming reality in this “new chapter” he’s started since settling down here stateside, and we with the Dallas Warriors are cheering him all the way!

Warrior Focus – Ryan Young

“I have always had a knack for planning events/ parties, so I thought my skills could be best put to use for the Warriors Organization in this role. Since joining the team, I have quickly found a sense of camaraderie and ease fitting in that has helped me personally in numerous ways, so the least I can do is give back to the team by helping it to succeed both on and off the ice.”

Ryan Young served 11 years in the US Army Reserves, including 2 deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003, 2004-2005).

Ryan loved it so much, he headed back again in 2009 as a contractor in support of the MRAP – Caiman program for BAE Systems.

Ryan is from a family of warriors: His Grand Father and Father were both retired USAF officers, the former a Major in Radio / TV and Film, and the latter a Lieutenant Colonel and B-52 pilot.

Ryan was accepted into the Warrant Officer program in 2007 but due to a torn ACL, that was put on hold and instead he began his civilian career in 2011.

Ryan has interests in Hockey and Baseball, music (concerts, festivals and collecting vinyl) and a passion for fostering furry friends.

Ryan has gone all-in with the Dallas Warriors, filling board positions in Events and PR, and more recently, picked up the mantle of VP of Operations.

We have all been blessed by Ryan’s inclusion to the Dallas Warriors leadership team, and his contributions always awe us. Welcome Ryan!