Brahmas open with two-game series at Allen
The 2010-11 CHL schedule was released today and for the Texas Brahmas, it looks pretty sweet. The 66 games played include 28 home weekend dates (11 Friday, 13 Saturday and 4 Sunday games). In fact, it may be one of the best schedules the club has ever had (including Fort Worth days).
The Brahmas will open their thirteenth season with a road trip, facing their cross town rivals, the Allen Americans for back-to-back games, Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. The Brahmas open their season at home Friday, October 22 against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.
The Brahmas’ longest home stand is a five-game span from November 24th thru December 4th (Bossier-Shreveport, Laredo, Bossier-Shreveport, Missouri, and Colorado). The longest road trip will be a four-game span from December 7-17th (Laredo, Tulsa, Allen and Bossier-Shreveport).
"This is one of the best schedules in the history of the team in terms of facing our geographical rivals, especially Allen and Bossier,” Brahmas GM Mike Barack said. “I believe our home schedule is extremely favorable to all Brahmas fans and we anticipate a great season."
The longest distance the boys will have to travel (1,031 miles) will be for two games against the Arizona Sundogs on October 29-30th.
The Brahmas will play just nine games against five Northern Conference teams including Colorado (2), Wichita (3), Fort Wayne (1), Missouri (1) and Bloomington (2). Only two of those games (against Wichita) will be played on the road. There are no games scheduled against the Dayton Gems, Evansville Icemen, Quad City Mallards or Rapid City Rush.
The bulk of the schedule will be played within the Southern Conference. The historic rivalry against the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs will continue will 11 games set (5 at CenturyTel, 6 at NYTEX). The new rivalry against the Allen Americans will continue, also with 11 games scheduled (6 at Allen Event Center, 5 at NYTEX).
The Brahmas will meet the Odessa Jackalopes nine times (4 at Ector County Coliseum, 5 at NYTEX), the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees eight times (4 at State Farm Arena, 4 at NYTEX), the Laredo Bucks seven times (4 at Laredo Energy Arena, 3 at NYTEX), the Tulsa Oilers six times (4 at BOK Center, 2 at NYTEX), Arizona Sundogs three times (2 at Tim’s Toyota Center and 1 at NYTEX) and the Mississippi RiverKings twice (at the DeSoto Civic Center).
The Brahmas end 2010 with a bang as they host the Mudbugs for a 6:00 PM New Year’s Eve game.