TEXAS BRAHMAS PRESS RELEASE
NYTEX SPORTS CENTRE
8851 Ice House Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
BRAHMAS RETURN TO COWTOWN FOR ‘FORT WORTH FACEOFF’ SERIES
FIRST GAME AT THE FORT WORTH CONVENTION CENTER SINCE 2006
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (March 1) – The Texas Brahmas, formerly known as the Fort Worth Brahmas, will return to Fort Worth tomorrow for the inaugural Fort Worth Faceoff.
The Brahmas will play two home games, Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 7:30pm against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
“We are very excited about this unique opportunity,” said Brahmas majority owner Stuart Fraser. “Our goal is to bring tremendous crowds downtown which will be great for our season ticket holders, our sponsors and sports fans in general.”
The Brahmas began playing in Fort Worth in 1997 as a part of the Western Professional Hockey League, before transferring to the Central Hockey League for the 2001-02 season. The team then left Fort Worth in 2006 and re-established the franchise in North Richland Hills before the 2007-08 season, changing its name to the Texas Brahmas and playing its games at the NYTEX Sports Centre.
After each game at the Convention Center, the Brahmas will hold an on-site, live jersey auction, offering fans the opportunity to bid on the limited edition sweaters worn by the team that night. The team will wear Fort Worth Texans jerseys on Friday night and specialty Fort Worth Brahmas sweaters on Saturday.
The Brahmas will have two special ceremonial puck drops, including Red Kane, an original Fort Worth Ranger, on Friday night. On Saturday night, Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns and North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino will share the honors.
The Brahmas are also running two exciting promotions over the weekend. Friday, March 2 is Cap Night, at which the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free Brahmas cap. Saturday, March 3 is Star Wars Night, when members of the Star Garrison 501st Legion will be in attendance to greet fans and take photos.
BRAHMAS ALUMNI GAME DEBUTS
In addition to Friday and Saturday night’s games, the team is hosting a Brahmas Alumni Game at the Convention Center on Saturday, March 3 at 4:00pm. A squad made up of former Brahmas greats will face off against the Fort Worth Fire and Police in an altered version of the classic guns and hoses matchup. Tickets for the Alumni Game are $5 and are on sale at the Fort Worth Convention Center box office.
For ticket information about the Fort Worth Faceoff or any other Brahmas home games, call 817-336-4423 or visit www.brahmas.com. The NYTEX Sports Centre offers speedy and reliable Wi-fi provided by Great Auk Wireless. Also, visit ZuRoma at the NYTEX Sports Centre and Keller locations. All Brahmas away games are shown at ZuRoma through CHL-TV.
GUGGENBEGER NAMED ROOKIE OF THE MONTH, OAKLEY THIRD STAR
The Central Hockey League announced today that Brahmas’ netminder Mark Guggenberger has been named the 50/50 Central/CHL Rookie of the Month for February, 2012.
The 2012 All-Star goaltender was almost unbeatable in 12 February appearances, producing a 1.23 goals against average and a .948 save percentage en route to a 9-1-1 record. The Richfield, Minnesota native broke a Brahmas’ franchise record by putting together three consecutive shutouts and set a CHL mark for consecutive scoreless minutes with 238:31, spanning over five different contests.
Due to his stellar play in the month of February, Guggenberger (18-5-3) was also named the Oakley Third Star for the month. The rookie standout leads the CHL in goals against average (1.82) and save percentage (.930) as the Brahmas begin the final month of the season.