AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls took time to honor their own on Saturday night at the fourth annual awards ceremony. The event took place in The Corral and following the final Bulls regular season home game.
Captain and forward Mike Davis received the Most Valuable Player Award. Davis, a native of Newark Delaware has had a terrific season posting 24 goals and 34 assists for 58 points. Davis has won several league awards including Player Of The Month and Player of the Week. Davis has eight power play goals and five game winners.
The Coaches Award was presented to forward Matt Sieckhaus who has committed to Bentley University. The Fenton, Missouri native has been a consummate team player both on and off the ice. Sieckhaus has 15 goals and 28 assists for 43 points. He has six power play goals and two game winners.
Brady Ferguson who will attend Robert Morris University this fall was chosen as Best Forward. The Lewisville, TX native is third on the team in scoring with 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 points. He has five game winning goals and leads the team with 187 shots.
The Best Defensive Forward was Mitchell McPherson who was acquired by the Bulls at the beginning of the season. McPherson, who hails from Peoria Illinois, has eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points.
Brett Szajner was named Best Defensive Defenseman for his hard work this season. Szajner has been outstanding blocking shots and helping to keep pucks out of the Bulls’ net. The Novi, Michigan native has three goals and 23 assists for 26 points. He was plus 26 this year.
The Best Offensive Defenseman is Joe Grabowski who is among the leaders in the North American Hockey League. Grabowski, who is committed to Princeton, has eight goals and 26 assists for 34 points and is plus 23.
Mitchell Vanderburgh was chosen as the Most Improved player. The West Bloomfield, Michigan native tallied his third goal and eighth point (five assists) on Saturday night for the Bulls.
The Humanitarian Award was presented to goaltender Collin Delia for his tireless work in the community. Delia, who is committed to Merrimack College, has helped out with the Bulls For Habitat program this year as well as various other projects.
Mike Davis, Brett Szajner, Kyle Gattelaro, Cody Gylling, Matt Sieckhaus and Tyler Gernhofer were presented with their North American Hockey League Top Prospects Plaques.
The Volunteer of the year was Eddie Francis for his work behind the scenes on Bulls Game Nights. Dr. David Duncan received the Bulls’ Award for his help looking after Bulls players. The Corporate Partner of the Year was Plains Dairy for fueling the Bulls’ players.
The Amarillo Bulls return to action this Friday and Saturday when they face the Odessa Jackalopes for a pair of game to close the regular season. The face-off for both games is set for 7:17 pm at Ector County Coliseum. Fans can tune into the games live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com or watch on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:55 pm.
Fans are encouraged to get their playoff packages for the 2014 South Division playoffs that begin the first weekend of April at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. Prices start at $40 for Silver; $52 for Red; $60 for Glass; $68 for Pit and children under 12 are $28. For further information please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122 or visit 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building.