The past couple of days have been busy for members of the Amarillo Bulls hockey team as they have been giving back in the community in a variety of different ways.
It started on Saturday night as defenseman Brendan Michaelian scored early in the first period to give the Amarillo Bulls an early home ice lead over the Topeka RoadRunners. That goal sent down a cavalcade of Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals in the 7th annual Toys For Tots Teddy Bear Toss. Over 500 stuffed toys were collected and given to the Toys For Tots Program.
On Monday night close to 200 Season Ticket Holders and Fans gathered in the Grande Plaza of the Amarillo Civic Center for the annual Christmas Party. Fans participated in Heads-Or-Tails Contests to win great prizes and the players got up on stage and sang Christmas Carols. There were also speeches from Head Coach Matt Nicholson and Vice-President General Manager Rick Matchett.
The Holiday Week of Giving concluded this afternoon (Tuesday) as several players, along with Rampage, Head Coach Matt Nicholson, Vice-President General Manager Rick Matchett, Equipment Manager Chris Schornack and Director of Community and Media Relations/Play-By-Play Broadcaster Denis J. Puska visited Northwest Texas Children’s Hospital and later BSA Hospital. The Bulls dropped off Candy Canes, Christmas Cards, and tickets to the families and some of the hospital staff. In several of the rooms at BSA Hospital the players sang Christmas Carols and brought smiles to the patient’s faces.
It’s back to work this weekend for the Amarillo Bulls with another set of games against the Topeka RoadRunners. This time they will take place at Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena with the face-off at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Fans can tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Fast Hockey, beginning 20 minutes before the puck is dropped with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show.
The next home action for the Amarillo Bulls is set for New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, at 7 pm when the Odessa Jackalopes will be at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. Ticket specials for that game will be available in the coming weeks. For further information please call 806-242-1122 or visit www.amarillobulls.com.