Texas Tornado

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.

Texas Tornado
CityFrisco, Texas
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 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

1999-005642122862391331,4511st, Westlost in Semifinals
2000-015640124842651581,5411st, WestChampions
2001-025640133832081351,8261st, WestN/A
2002-035641132842141421,9281st, SouthN/A
2003-04564862982761231,7051st, SouthChampions
2004–055642131852261201,7861st, SouthChampions
2005–065842124882011321,5161st, SouthChampions
2006–076238186822111741,4843rd, Southlost in 2nd Round
2007–085820335451652011,5884th, Southlost in 1st Round
2008–09Did Not Play
2009–105825285551702041,6933rd, Southlost in 1st Round
2010–115835158782131641,3213rd, Southlost in 1st Round
2011-126036168802151591,1902nd, SouthChampions
2012-136036222742191681,1233rd, Southlost in 2nd Round
Totals750485242521,0122,8222,01320,2277 Division Titles5 Championships

Tornado alumni in the NHL

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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