Despite unprecedented success on the ice, including five Robertson Cup National Championships, the Texas Tornado are being shipped to North Richland Hills, TX.
The Texas Tornado name will no longer show up on NAHL schedules. Opposing coaches and players will breathe a sigh of relief to no longer face off against Head Coach Tony Curtale or the Black and Gold. Gary Gelinas President of CSH International has seen to that. Gelinas has done his best Keystone Cops imitation in bungling the sales process leaving players to wonder if they would have a place to play or not.
The Tornado are not CSH International’s first victims in the hockey world as the Central Hockey League had to seize control of the Arizona Sundogs from CSH in 2010. The Texas Tornado veterans, loyal fans and billet families deserved more than they received from this ownership group. Hopefully the new owners will be able to move the team back to the prominence they have held in the league over the years.
An article published on sister site Too Many Men On The Site has an in-depth look at the fiasco that CSH has foisted on this storied franchise.