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NYTEX to Host NA3HL North Texas Winter Series at Shoebox!

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX– The NYTEX Sports Centre welcomes a pair of teams from the Eastern Division of the NA3HL as the Long Beach Sharks and North East Generals are coming to North Richland Hills to participate in the NA3HL North Texas Winter Series January 4-10, 2021.

The Generals and Sharks will be playing a series of games against the Texas Brahmas, Mid-Cities Junior Stars, and Texas Road Runners.  The series will conclude with a game between the Brahmas and Oklahoma City Blazers that was originally scheduled to take place earlier in the season.  All games will be available on Hockey TV.

This very special series would not be possible without the generous support of Hyatt Place, the collaboration of the North American Hockey League, and of course the tireless efforts of the NYTEX Sports Centre Front Office. The NA3HL Ladder of Advancement now extends its reach from North Richland Hills all the way to the North Eastern United States, in this case to bring opportunity to players on teams unable to showcase their talents because of circumstances beyond their control. The NYTEX Sports Centre leadership is honored to play a role in this remarkable endeavor.

While subject to modifications, the schedule is planned as follows:

January 5 – Brahmas v Sharks 2:15 pm

January 6 – Generals v Stars 11 am

January 6 – Sharks v Road Runners 2:15 pm

January 7 – Generals v Sharks 11 am

January 7 – Sharks v Generals 7:15 pm

January 8 – Stars v Sharks 2:15 pm

January 8 – Brahmas v Generals 7:15 pm

January 9 – Generals v Stars 2:15 pm

January 9 – Brahmas v Sharks 7:15 pm

January 10 – Generals v Road Runners 11 am

January 10 – Brahmas v Blazers 7 pm

Series preview: Brahmas face the RoadRunners in first away games of the season

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS — The NA3HL Texas Brahmas hit the road for the first time in the 2020-21 regular season today, embarking in the second series against Texas RoadRunners of the year. The Brahmas are 2-0 against the RoadRunners in the regular season so far, scoring 14 goals this past weekend at NYTEX Sports Centre. 

“I was very happy with our response this past weekend against the RoadRunners after a disappointing weekend against OKC,” said Head Coach of the Texas Brahmas, Ryan Anderson.  “I was happy to see our group learn from the adversity and get back on track.  The first road trip of the year is always a difficult one. We have talked about the importance of making sure we are ready to play a full 60 on the road. I am excited to see how our first year players handle it.”

While the injury bug has unfortunately bitten a few Brahmas, many of the team’s core head to College Station in hopes of returning with six points and continuing the team’s current two-game winning streak. Forward Tyler Blanchard was named the NA3HL South Division Bauer Star of the Week, after a standout offensive performance against the RoadRunners where he tallied three goals and five assists. 

The Brahmas sit at third in the NA3HL South Division Standings behind the Atlanta Capitals and the Oklahoma City Blazers, posting a record of 5-2-0. The squad clinched the top-ten ranking within the league’s teams with their wins over the RoadRunners, tied for fifth place in goal differential with a value of 20.

The puck drops at Spirit Ice Arena tonight and tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. CST, with Sunday’s contest beginning at 1:45 p.m. CST. All three games will be broadcasted live on HockeyTV.com.

Series preview: Brahmas look to add two against RoadRunners

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS — It’s the battle of eastern Texas this weekend as the Texas Brahmas take on the Texas RoadRunners this Saturday and Sunday at NYTEX Sports Centre. The Brahmas look to bounce back after dropping two games against the Oklahoma City Blazers last weekend, ending their 22-game win streak. 

“It was obviously disappointing to our group to be swept at home,” said head coach of the Brahmas, Ryan Anderson. “Full credit goes to OKC, as they came into our building and gave our team a wake up call. I thought their goalie played extremely well and they took advantage of our mistakes. We have had an extremely tough week in practice and we expect to see improvement in all facets of our game. Our special teams really need to step up and get going.  Coach Beavis has done a fantastic job in turning around the Texas Roadrunners. I expect him to have his team well prepared and we must be ready to perform. This is a very important series for us early in the season. It will be a great indicator as to how this group can deal with and learn from adversity.”

Newcomer Micah Maldonado recorded his first goal as a Brahma in the beginning game of the series, with skaters Danny Barry and Joe Dorion tallying the remaining two of the three goals scored. Mason Mara, Richard Indermill and Blake Rothstein also earned points. The lone goal on Sunday was recorded by Ian Erdman, his first of the 2020-21 NA3HL regular season. 

Two Brahmas hit career milestones over the weekend, as Leevi Selanne played his 50th game for the Texas Brahmas and Tyler Blanchard recorded his 75th career assist.

The Texas RoadRunners start the season with a record of 2-5-1-0 (W-L-OTL-SOL) in eight games played. During the 2019-20 season, the Brahmas met the RoadRunners twelve times, earning a perfect record of 12-0-0-0 against the team. 

Saturday’s contest begins at 7:00 p.m. CST, with Sunday’s puck dropping at 2:30 p.m. CST. Tickets are $5 at the door at NYTEX Sports Centre, with both games also being broadcasted on HockeyTV.