Texas Tornado

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Texas Tornado
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City Frisco, Texas
League NAHL
Division South
Founded 1999
Home arena Dr Pepper Arena
Colors

Black, Gold, and White


              
Owner(s) Consolidated Sports Holdings USA
General manager Tony Curtale
Head coach Tony Curtale
Media B2 Networks
Affiliates Boston Junior Blackhawks (IJHL) (lower)
Franchise history
1999-2013 Texas Tornado

The Texas Tornado were a Junior A hockey team located in Frisco, Texas, USA. The team joined the North American Hockey League's Central division in 1999 (and moved into the newly formed southern division three years later) while located in North Richland Hills, Texas, and enjoyed unprecedented success since their expansion year.

The Tornado played their home games at the 6,000-seat Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.

On May 13, 2006, the Tornado won their third straight Robertson Cup, defeating the Bozeman Icedogs. This would be the first time in over 15 years that a team won three consecutive Robertson Cups. On May 8, 2012 the Tornado won their 5th Robertson Cup in team history, defeating the St. Louis Bandits 4-3 in OT. The Texas Tornado were owned and operated by the Consolidated Sports Holdings USA, Inc. In the 2013 offseason the Tornado were sold to Texas Hockey Partners (THP) and relocated back to North Richland Hills becoming the Lone Star Brahmas. [1]

Season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1999-00 56 42 12 2 86 239 133 1,451 1st, West lost in Semifinals
2000-01 56 40 12 4 84 265 158 1,541 1st, West Champions
2001-02 56 40 13 3 83 208 135 1,826 1st, West N/A
2002-03 56 41 13 2 84 214 142 1,928 1st, South N/A
2003-04 56 48 6 2 98 276 123 1,705 1st, South Champions
2004–05 56 42 13 1 85 226 120 1,786 1st, South Champions
2005–06 58 42 12 4 88 201 132 1,516 1st, South Champions
2006–07 62 38 18 6 82 211 174 1,484 3rd, South lost in 2nd Round
2007–08 58 20 33 5 45 165 201 1,588 4th, South lost in 1st Round
2008–09 Did Not Play
2009–10 58 25 28 5 55 170 204 1,693 3rd, South lost in 1st Round
2010–11 58 35 15 8 78 213 164 1,321 3rd, South lost in 1st Round
2011-12 60 36 16 8 80 215 159 1,190 2nd, South Champions
2012-13 60 36 22 2 74 219 168 1,123 3rd, South lost in 2nd Round
Totals 750 485 242 52 1,012 2,822 2,013 20,227 7 Division Titles 5 Championships

Coaches and staff[edit]

Coaches and staff
Title Name
Head coach/GM Tony Curtale
Assistant coach Tom Murphy
Head Team Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. William C. Burns M.D.
Team Physician Dr. Doug Jenkins
Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist Kyle Brookhart
Strength & Conditioning Coach John Kasa
Broadcaster Corey Hirsch
Owner Bill Yuill
President Gary Gelinas

2012-13 roster[edit]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Date of birth Hometown
1 United States Aaron Davis R Jan 15, 1992 Mound, MN
30 United States Hunter Leisner L Sep 03, 1992 Garland, TX
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Date of birth Hometown
4 United States Nick Blase L Feb 10, 1994 St. Louis, MO
6 United States Nick Neville R Jun 03, 1993 Bloomfield Hills, MI
7 United States Michael Hoy L Jun 21, 1992 South Lyon, MI
12 United States Anthony Mousseau R Feb 01, 1994 Riverview, MI
16 United States Donovan Gardiner R May 24, 1993 Sterling Heights, MI
24 Russia Alexey Soloviev L May 30, 1994 Moscow, Russia
41 United States Mitchell Mueller L Sep 17, 1994 Bakersfield, CA
Forwards
# Player Shoots Date of birth Hometown
5 United States Jackson Leef L May 09, 1992 Fort Wayne, IN
8 United States Cameron Brown L Nov 26, 1994 Arena, WI
9 United Kingdom Scott Conway L Apr 09, 1995 Guildford, UK
10 United States Brandon Hawkins R Apr 25, 1994 Macomb, MI
11 United States Max Shuart L Jun 27, 1994 Northville, MI
15 United States Jason Eddy L Jul 12, 1992 Woodbury, MN
17 United States Louie Rowe R Mar 17, 1994 East Lansing, MI
18 United States Brandon Platt R Feb 19, 1992 Cranberry, PA
19 United States Drew Mayer R Jul 29, 1993 Troy, MI
25 United States Justin Greenberg R Jul 27, 1994 Dallas, TX
26 United States Leo Lumm R Jan 19, 1995 Ortonville, MI
27 United States Mitchell McPherson L May 19, 1994 Peoria, IL
55 United States CJ Reuschlein L Aug 21, 1993 East Lansing, MI

Tornado alumni in the NHL[edit]

The Tornado were equally successful in preparing players for the next level of hockey. Especially of note are the goaltenders to come out of the system. The more notable players include -

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