Texas Brahmas

Don't Look Now, But There's a Metroplex Pro Sports Team 4 Wins From a Trophy

The Dallas Mavericks are into the second round. The Texas Rangers are back to .500. And, out in North Richland Hills, a minor-league hockey team tonight begins its quest for the Metroplex's first pro sports championship this millennium.

Maybe this Swine Flu is a good thing after all?

Couple of riveting Game 7s in the NHL last night, neither, of course, involving your disappointing Dallas Stars. For local playoff hockey you have to turn to the Texas Brahmas, who have been around for 11 years but never this close to a championship.

The Brahmas begin the Central Hockey League's President's Cup Finals tonight in Colorado. Games 3, 4 and 5 will be at NRH's NYTEX Sports Centre, the CHL's toughest barn this season.

As I've done all post-season, I'll be providing insightful iffy color analysis on Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports' TV broadcasts. (Think Daryl Reaugh, only with ... on second thought, no, don't insult him.) The Brahamas - the equivalent of baseball's AA Frisco RoughRiders - are even reaching out to you, the Sportatorium nerd, with specially priced tickets to the games Sunday afternoon and next Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Who knows, you might even get a chance to see a cup skated around some ice. Guarantee you won't see that at American Airlines Center this spring.

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Richie Whitt
Contact: Richie Whitt