The Texas Roadrunners were a much improved program over the 2020-2021 season. Although the team did not qualify for the post season they posted a record of 10-26-3-1 over the 40 game Covid shortened season. “We were highly competitive all season long and with the exception of battling key injuries almost regularly we were in every game for the most part.” states Head Coach Mike Beavis
The Runners were very competitive in the South division that most people will agree was the toughest division in the 3HL this season. “The entire NA3HL was very good this season but i think the South was a bit up on the league in regards to parity and competition. All the south teams had guys that could really change a game at any time.” Added Beavis.
The Runners also faired well with player promotion sending two players onto the NCAA D-lll level of play. Jaeger Reed was a late commit from 2019-2020 to St. Johns University and Brice French was committed to Northland College in January. ” We knew the Jaeger was attending SJU but had to wait for the commitment to be announced in early 2021 due to Covid restrictions at the college levels. French had to look at options but chose Northland because it fit both his academic needs as well as his hockey level.” states Beavis
The runners also were able to give it’s players the opportunity to skate with a few NAHL teams during the season having ten of their players showcase their talents to three different teams during 2020-2021.
The staff is now well underway in building its program for the 2021-2022 season and feel that this will be the year that they may just stick around for the Fraser Cup come seasons end.