The Texas RoadRunners will open the 2020-2021 season at home this weekend VS the Mid Cities Stars. Friday and Saturdays games will have a 6:15 puck drop while Sunday will be a 2:15 start. The Runners have been preparing for the start of the season for well over a month and are excited to get back to league play.
With the addition of several new high end players in the off season, the staff feel confident that this years squad will not disappoint. “We landed quite a few skilled players this season in part by our association with Odessa (NAHL). Guys are looking for that ladder of development and I think that we fit that mold of identifying younger players and developing them so that we may then promote them onto the NAHL and beyond. This seasons team will be exciting to watch to say the least.” States Head Coach Mike Beavis.
Beavis went onto say that his staff this season has been great with Assistant Coach Caleb Fitzpatrick leading the way as well as second assistants Brendan O’Reilly and Jere Free chipping in to play a large part as well. “Our staff is awesome, the players are receptive to them and the guys are buying into the program and its philosophy 100%. Caleb is a very smart coach that is very capable of explaining the x’s and o’s of the game and Brendan with his high level hockey background is a great addition for sure. Jere who has volunteered his time to hone his coaching experience has a lot to offer for the program as well” added Beavis.
The Runners will be a fun team to watch this year with a talent and a ton of speed and grit. The team made great strides to turn things around last season and this year, the staff is confident that the program will be at the top of its game and these players seem to be just what Bryan / College Station and the RoadRunners have been looking for to really put hockey on the map.
Be sure to stop by the “Spirit Ice Arena” this weekend or tune into hockeytv.com to catch all the action live as always. #RollRunners