Lone Star Brahmas

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Lone Star Brahmas
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City North Richland Hills, Texas
League NAHL
Division South
Founded 1999
Home arena NYTEX Sports Centre
Colors Black, Purple, and White
              
Owner(s) Texas Hockey Partners (Salvatore and Frank Trazzera)
Head coach Dan Wildfong
Franchise history
1999–2013 Texas Tornado
2013–present Lone Star Brahmas

The Lone Star Brahmas are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) based in North Richland Hills, Texas (a suburb of Fort Worth). The Brahmas play their home games at the NYTEX Sports Centre.

The Brahmas nickname is a tribute to the Fort Worth Brahmas of the Central Hockey League, which played their final six seasons (most notably winning the 2009 Ray Miron President's Cup championship) at the NYTEX Sports Centre.

The Brahmas most recently won the 2017 Robertson Cup.

History[edit]

The franchise was previously known as the Texas Tornado when they started playing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the 1999–2000 season. They originally played at the NYTEX Sports Centre (then called the Blue Line Ice Complex) until 2003 when the Tornado moved to Frisco, Texas and the Dr Pepper Arena in 2003 (after which the Lone Star Cavalry took their place, playing in the NAHL for one season). The Tornado won five Robertson Cups; in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2012. The Tornado won the 2012 Robertson Cup after losing in the Division Semifinals to the Topeka RoadRunners but advanced to the Round Robin stage as the host of the 2012 tournament.

However, the on-ice success could not cure the Tornado's off-ice financial woes nor the money they lost the last three years.[1] After seeking out all options to remain in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the Tornado sold the team to Texas Hockey Partners, who moved the team back to the NYTEX Sports Centre and gave them their current Brahmas name.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Texas Tornado
1999–00 56 42 12 2 86 239 133 1,451 1st, West Lost Semifinals
2000–01 56 40 12 4 84 265 158 1,541 1st, West Robertson Cup Champions
2001–02 56 40 13 3 83 208 135 1,826 1st, West
2002–03 56 41 13 2 84 214 142 1,928 1st, South
2003–04 56 48 6 2 98 276 123 1,705 1st, South Robertson Cup Champions
2004–05 56 42 13 1 85 226 120 1,786 1st of 7, South Won 1st Round, 3–0 vs. Wichita Falls Wildcats
Won 2nd Round, 4–1, vs. Texarkana Bandits
2–1 in Robertson Cup Round Robin
(L, 1–4 vs. Jets; W, 4–1 vs. Bobcats; W, 4–1 vs. Indians)
Won Championship game, 6–1 vs. Fargo-Moorhead Jets
Robertson Cup Champions
2005–06 58 42 12 4 88 201 132 1,516 1st of 5, South Won 1st Round, 3–2 vs. Wichita Falls Wildcats
Won 2nd Round, 4–0 vs. Texarkana Bandits
1–1 in Robertson Cup Tournament
(L, 3–7 vs. Express; W, 5–3 vs. Jr. Barons)
Won Semifinal game, 4–3 vs. Southern Minnesota Express
Won Championship game, 4–2 vs. Bozeman Icedogs
Robertson Cup Champions
2006–07 62 38 18 6 82 211 174 1,484 3rd of 6, South Won 1st Round, 3–2 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
Lost 2nd Round, 2–3 vs. St. Louis Bandits
2007–08 58 20 33 5 45 165 201 1,588 4th of 6, South Lost 1st Round, 0–3 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
2008–09 Dormant
2009–10 58 25 28 5 55 170 204 1,693 3rd of 5, South Lost 1st Round, 2–3 vs. St. Louis Bandits
2010–11 58 35 15 8 78 213 164 1,321 3rd of 6, South Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–3 vs. Amarillo Bulls
2011–12 60 36 16 8 80 215 159 1,190 2nd of 7, South Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
1–0–2 in Robertson Cup Round Robin (Host)
(OTL, 2–3 vs. Bulls; W, 5–4 vs. Fighting Falcons; OTL, 2–3 vs. Bandits)
Won Semifinal game, 4–3 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Won Championship game, 4–3 vs. St. Louis Bandits
Robertson Cup Champions
2012–13 60 36 22 2 74 219 168 1,123 3rd of 6, South Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
Lost Div. Finals, 0–3 vs. Amarillo Bulls
Lone Star Brahmas
2013–14 60 23 33 4 50 136 204 1469 5th of 7, South Did not qualify
2014–15 60 40 12 8 88 208 130 1182 1st of 8, South Won First Round, 3–0 vs. Wenatchee Wild
Won Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
Lost Semifinals, 1–2 Austin Bruins
2015–16 60 39 12 9 87 186 136 1217 2nd of 6, South Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–3 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
2016–17 60 44 14 2 90 190 135 1171 1st of 7, South Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Wichita Falls Wildcats
Won Div. Finals, 3–2 vs. Corpus Christi IceRays
Won Robertson Cup Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Janesville Jets
Won Championship game, 3–0 vs. Aston Rebels
Robertson Cup Champions
2017–18 60 38 12 8 86 164 111 929 2nd of 6, South Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Odessa Jackalopes
Lost Div. Finals, 2–3 vs. Shreveport Mudbugs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tornado Sell Franchise And Relocate To North Richland". Texas Tornado. July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 

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