AMARILLO, TX – Even though the Amarillo Bulls are just a third of the way through their North American Hockey League regular season schedule, the coaching staff is already looking towards their future.
The Bulls announced today (Tuesday) their first Tender for the 2018-19 season with the addition of forward Cooper Fensterstock. The 17 year-old forward who hails from Matthews, North Carolina has 17 points in 12 games for the North Jersey Avalanche in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.
“I spoke with a couple of North American Hockey League teams and was offered tenders, but after talking to the Amarillo Bulls staff I felt real comfortable moving forward with them,” Fensterstock said. “I know Amarillo has a long track record of moving guys on, and developmentally the Bulls have the rink available all day. I thought it was a great situation to be in.”
Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo said they are very excited to have Cooper join the team next year.
“Cooper is a very intelligent player who skates well,” Russo said. “He competes, scores goals and plays all 200 feet of the ice. We spent a lot of time talking to his father and getting to know Cooper.”
Russo said Cooper will be part of their affiliate list this season and hopes to have him come to Amarillo to play later this season.”
Fensterstock has had a diverse youth hockey development, spending time with the TPH Thunder Program in Nashville as well as Culver Military Academy in Indiana. The 5-11, 176 pound forward said playing for the various programs has been beneficial to him.
“I’ve been fortunate to learn from so many different coaches,” he said. “I’m looking forward to see how Coach Russo furthers my development.”
The Amarillo Bulls return to the road this weekend to face the Lone Star Brahmas on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm at NYTEX Sports Center in North Richland Hills. Tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Hockey TV beginning with the Warm Up Show at 7:10 pm.
Hockey’s back at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 when the Amarillo Bulls host the Topeka RoadRunners at 7 pm. Sunday the Bulls will welcome Mexican Luchador wrestler The Blue Demon to town for autographs. There will also be $1 hotdogs. Fans can also purchase $8 Silver Section Tickets for a limited time only. Tickets can be purchased at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.amarillobulls.com.