AMARILLO, TX – There will be several North American Hockey League Alumni but no Amarillo Bulls at the NCAA Division I Frozen Four when it takes place next weekend in Pittsburgh.
Cody Freeman and Canisius College were eliminated in the NCAA East Regional Semi-Final by the No. 1 Seed Quinnipiac 4-3 this past Saturday night. Freeman did not figure in any of the scoring during the loss in which Canisius College surrendered a 3-1 lead with three goals in the final nine minutes.
It was an exciting year for Freeman who had 12 goals and eight assists for 20 points in 28 games. Three of his goals were game winners.
Two players that Amarillo Bulls’ fans are familiar with will lead UMass-Lowell in the National Semi-Final against Yale. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck who played for the Odessa Jackalopes and Adam Chapie who suited up for the former New Mexico Mustangs have played well for the Riverhawks in the tournament.
The North American Hockey League playoffs hit the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center this weekend. The Amarillo Bulls entertain the Corpus Christi IceRays on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm in the first two games of the South Division Semi-Final Series. There will be tailgate parties prior to both games getting underway after 5 pm. Fans can enjoy free refreshments, barbecue and live music. The first 500 fans through the doors will receive a playoff t-shirt courtesy of Habitat For Humanity Re-Store. On Saturday a White Out is effect as fans are encouraged to where white to the game. The first 1,000 fans will receive a white Bulls Rally Towel courtesy of Education Credit Union. Teachers who show a valid ID at the door will receive a free ticket to the game.
Tickets for both games are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets including United Supermarkets. For further information on Group Rates, the Budweiser Party Zone or 2013-2014 Season Tickets, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.