Texas Tornado

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Texas Tornado
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CityFrisco, Texas
LeagueNAHL
DivisionSouth
Founded1999
Home arenaDr Pepper Arena
ColorsBlack, gold, and white
              
Owner(s)Consolidated Sports Holdings USA
General managerTony Curtale
Head coachTony Curtale
MediaB2 Networks
AffiliatesBoston Junior Blackhawks (IJHL) (lower)
Franchise history
1999–2013Texas Tornado
2013–presentLone Star Brahmas

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 by defeating the Bozeman Icedogs. This accomplishment 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 by defeating the St. Louis Bandits 4-3 in overtime. The 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

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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