NORTH RICHLAND HILLS- Coming off a long break following the showcase, the Texas Brahmas are excited to hit the ice again during this weekend’s matchup in Louisiana
Saturday, January 12th and Sunday January 13th the Texas Brahmas (10-0-0 in their last 10) will be facing off against the Louisiana Drillers (8-2-0 in their last 10) for their first game back following the showcase. Puck drop for both the Saturday and Sunday games is at 4:05pm.
Both games will be played at the Planet Ice Arena in Louisiana and will be streamed on HockeyTV. Saturday’s game can be streamed for free as part of HockeyTV’s Game of the Week promotion.
Things of Note…
- The Brahmas are coming off a long break. Due to the uneven number of teams in the South Division they had an extra week without games while the other South teams faced off last weekend. The Brahmas have used this time to prepare for the tail end of their season.
- Their last set of games was the NA3HL Showcase in Minnesota. The Brahmas swept all 3 of their opponents who were all first in their respective divisions. Strong showings from both Brahmas goaltenders, Bryce Runyan and Thomas Held, along with explosive offense from not only the top line but depth scoring kept the Brahmas in it the entire time. The Brahmas only allowed 2 goals all showcase while scoring 13 themselves, gaining attention from the rest of the league as a force to be reckoned with.
- The Texas Brahmas and Louisiana Drillers have the same amount of points and are currently competing for first place in the South. The Brahmas have 6 games in hand heading into this matchup.
- The Brahmas power play managed to convert several times during the showcase but they are still 17th in the league in power play percentage as opposed to the Drillers who are currently sitting in 5th. Where the Brahmas really are shining is their penalty kill which is 6th in the league at 86%. The Brahmas also shine in their discipline, remaining second to last in penalty minutes in the league.
- Texas and Louisiana have faced off a total of 6 times this season with the Brahmas coming out with at least a point every time. Four of those games ended in wins for the Brahmas and the other 2 were lost in overtime or the shootout.
“We have been working out quite a bit lately. I know a lot of the boys skated over break, so that’s always good to keep the legs going. We are excited for the second half of the year. We’re excited and the boys are gonna go in strong and take the south.”
-Brahmas forward, Andrue Trelstad, on using the break to prepare for the second half of the season.
“Skol Brahmas, that’s for sure.”
-Trelstad’s linemates Michael Redmon and Parker Mara interjecting