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Texas Brahmas
City: North Richland Hills, Texas
League: Central Hockey League
Conference: Southern Conference
Division: Southeast Division
Founded: 1997
Home Arena: NYTEX Sports Centre
Colors: Black, Purple
Owner(s): Stuart Fraser, Andy Moog, Patrick Luongo, Mike Barack
General Manager: Mike Barack
Head Coach: Dan Wildfong
Franchise history
2007 to Present: Texas Brahmas
1997 to 2006: Fort Worth Brahmas
Regular Season Titles: 1997-98 Governors Cup Champions
Division Championships: 2007-08 Northeast Division Champs, 2008-09 Southeast Division Champs
Conference Championships: 2008-09 Southern Conference Champions
Ray Miron President's Cup: 2008-09 Ray Miron President's Cup Champions

The Texas Brahmas are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League, of which they are the current defending champions. Dan Wildfong is the head coach and Mike Barack is the general manager.

The Brahmas began play in the Western Professional Hockey League as the Fort Worth Brahmas while the CHL's Fort Worth Fire were still in operation. The Fire eventually ceased operations. The Fort Worth Brahmas played their home games at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Due to problems negotiating a lease with the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Brahmas announced on May 3, 2006 that they would suspend operations for the 2006-07 season. However, they returned for the 2007-08 season as the Texas Brahmas. They play in the NYTEX Sports Centre (formerly known as the Blue Line Ice Complex) in North Richland Hills, Texas.

Their first season in North Richland Hills proved to be very successful as they entered the postseason for the first time since the 2001-02 season. In the first round the Brahmas defeated the Mississippi RiverKings then went on to sweep the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs in 4 games with David Cacciola in goal. In the Northern Conference Finals the Brahmas went to a game 7 with the defending champs, Colorado Eagles, before losing.

In 2008-2009, the Texas Brahmas won the Southeast Division and defeated the Odessa Jackalopes in 7 games to capture the Southern Conference Championship. The Texas Brahmas advanced to the Ray Miron President's Cup Finals to face the Colorado Eagles, whom they defeated 4 games to 1.

The 2008-2009 CHL Championship is the first by the Texas/Ft. Worth Brahmas Franchise and the first for the Fort Worth area since the Fort Worth Fire won the 1996-97 CHL Governor's Cup.

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