By Stewart McKenzie, CBSDFW.COM

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – There have been Rangers, Wings, Texans and even Fire.  Most recently Brahmas rumbled in downtown Fort Worth.

This evening, hockey makes a comeback in Cowtown.

The Texas Brahmas are taking the team back to the Fort Worth Convention Center for games tonight and tomorrow.  It’s called the inaugural Fort Worth Faceoff.  The Brahmas take on the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees with the puck drop at 7:30 P.M both nights.

“We are very excited about this unique opportunity,” said Brahmas majority owner Stuart Fraser through a news release issued by the team.

The Brahmas used to call Fort Worth home.  They were started in 1997 as part of the Western Professional Hockey League.  The team left Fort Worth in 2006.  But, with a new name the Texas Brahmas came charging back in the 2007-08 season.  Currently, the team plays at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills.

According to, Fort Worth has hosted hockey since the World War II era.  The Fort Worth Rangers were active in 1941-42 playing in the American Hockey Association.  The Rangers came back in 1945 until 1949.

Hockey disappeared from Fort Worth until the late 1960’s when the Wings flew into Tarrant County.  The Fort Worth Wings played from 1967 until 1974 under the Central Professional Hockey League and, later, CHL banner.

From 1974 until 1982, the Fort Worth Texans entertained hockey fans.

Hockey took a break for a decade when the Fort Worth Fire and the Central Hockey League arrived in 1992.  After the Fire, the Brahmas took over as the Tarrant County team for hockey.

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