Texas Brahmas: CHL champs!
Congratulations to the Texas Brahmas, who last night won the Central Hockey League championship on their home ice at NYTEX Sports Centre, beating the Colorado Eagles 6-2 in Game 5 for a four games to one series victory. Jason Deitsch had a hat trick in the final game and registered 11 goals and 15 assists in the postseason, for which he was named playoff MVP. Scott Sheppard and Tyler Skworchinski also tallied more than 20 points for the Brahmas during their 16-game playoff run, and Skworchinski tied for the lead in goal-scoring with 13. Goaltender Brett Jaeger had a sparkling 93% save percentage (best in the CHL playoffs) and stopped 38 shots in the last game for the win. This weekend will feature a victory party and a parade through North Richland Hills. This is the Brahmas’ first championship since the team was founded in 1997, and for a team that shut down operations in the 2006-07 season, this win must be sweet.