The Texas Tornado, after defeating the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Monday night, will be playing for Robertson Cup tonight in the championship game in Frisco. Back in May of 2010 the Tornado franchise was turned over to new ownership and since then, the NAHL team has continued to take significant steps in maintaining its position as one of the premiere development programs in the nation.
The NAHL is a great league for developing talent before they reach the collegiate level, and the Texas Tornado are one of the top franchises in the league. Texas won three consecutive national championships from 2004-2006 and seven North American Hockey League division titles from 1990-2007, developing over 80 players into NCAA and professional leagues.
Here's the info for tonight's game, from Nick Crimmons:
The Texas Tornado have advanced to the 2012 Robertson Cup Championship Game! The game is Tuesday, May 8th at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. The game starts at 7:30pm against the St Louis Bandits.
Tickets are $5 in the Fan Zone and are available either by calling the Tornado office at 972-335-9800 or by coming by the box office.
Come out and support the Texas Tornado as they try and claim their 5th Robertson Cup Championship!
If I wasn't in Houston, I'd be at the game tonight. It's a great chance to see how hockey development in North Texas can work so well.