NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS — The Texas Brahmas continue their season this weekend as they take on the Oklahoma City Blazers in a two-game series on Saturday and Sunday at NYTEX Sports Centre. The team notches a perfect 3-0-0 record for the 2020-21 season so far, defeating the Louisiana Drillers in the home-and-season opening contests last weekend.
“We couldn’t have planned a better start to our 20-21 season,” said Texas Brahmas head coach Ryan Anderson. “It was great to see the energy the fans brought for our home opener and they definitely helped set the tone for the night. It was a weekend of firsts for our club as well with guys earning their first NA3HL goals and wins. I was especially happy with the way our returning players led the way. I felt like we got better each night, but we still have a ways to go to be the team we want to be. I am very excited about the tough matchup that Oklahoma City presents and I look forward to seeing how we respond to the challenge.”
Eighteen different Brahmas tallied points in last week’s series, establishing the squad as an offensive force to be reckoned with on the ice. Forwards Jack Cooper, Jacob Kalandyk and Tyler Blanchard lead the team with five points each–an amount that resulted in Cooper and Kalandyk being named an NA3HL Second Star of the Week and honorable mention, respectively. The Brahmas earned 16 goals across all three games, notching them at a tie for second place in the NA3HL South Division standings.
Goalie Jaxon Taylor earned the Brahmas their first shutout of the year, stopping 14 shots and pulling him into the top-three goalies in the NA3HL in goals against average and save percentage. Goalie Dolan Gilbert also ranks within the top ten spots, after opening the season for the Brahmas and completing 29 saves.
This weekend will be the first-ever meetup between the Brahmas and the Blazers, as Oklahoma City joins the NA3HL this year from the Western States Hockey League. Tickets can be purchased at the door at NYTEX Sports Centre on Saturday and Sunday for $5 or can be streamed on HockeyTV.com.