Column: Bruins are good for Austin

Published 10:14 pm Monday, March 28, 2011

It was around last year at this time when I heard that Austin may be getting itself a junior hockey team and I must say I had my doubts at first.

Was it going to work and would anyone even come to the games?

A year has passed and after covering a few Bruins games this past season, I can honestly say the team is a great thing for this town. Right from the start with their laser light show for starting lineups and a new jumbo-tron, the team injected some much needed life into Riverside Arena.

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They played fast and the games were always fun to watch.

The Bruins also drew quite a crowd as they filled up Riverside and got it rocking.

I’ve never been a huge hockey fan, but the Bruins definitely got me a little fired up for the sport on the ice.

Here’s hoping the Austin Bruins stick around for awhile.