Amarillo, TX – Scoring goals has never been a problem in the past four seasons for the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League.
As the Bulls continue to build towards its future, they insured that there would be more offensive fire power waiting in the wings by tendering forward Ryan Walker of the New Jersey Junior Titans Under 16 team. Walker becomes the fourth player to tender with the Bulls for the 2014-15 season.
Walker leads the entire North American Prospects Hockey League Under-16 division in scoring with 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points. The Spotswood, NJ native has six power play goals and one game winner.
“It’s a great day for me and my family,” said Walker. “It is very exciting after playing in the NAPHL for the past two years. The Amarillo Bulls are the most prestigious team in the NAHL. I am very happy and excited to be able to tender with them.”
Bulls Head Coach Dennis Williams says he’s thrilled to add another New Jersey-born product to the Bulls roster.
“The state of New Jersey has been very good to us with guys like John Rey, TJ Sarcona, Joe Grabowski, Phil Heinle, Tyler Deresky and Roman Ammirato,” said Williams. “Coach George Haviland and the New Jersey Jr. Titans develop some great players, and when we had a chance to tender a highly skilled player like Ryan Walker we jumped at it right away.”
Williams said that the fans in the Texas Panhandle will enjoy the type of player that Ryan Walker is.
“Ryan is a small player, but plays big, tough and aggressive,” he said. “His skill making and goal scoring is next to none. For us to go after a young player like Ryan speaks volumes about him wanting to sign here out of all the NAHL teams that he chose. It’s a great accomplishment for our program that has been around for just four years to get a player of his caliber.”
Walker said he is looking forward to helping the Bulls anyway he can.
“I want to help the Bulls win more National Championships,” he said. “They have done a great job in moving players on to the NCAA, and my next goal is to work towards getting a Commitment.”
Titans Head Coach George Haviland said to get a player tendered by the Bulls is huge for their program.
“We joined the NAPHL three years ago to get some national exposure and for our players to move on to the next level,” he said. “For us to get a player tendered by Amarillo is great because we feel the Bulls have the best club in the NAHL. It shows us that we’re doing something right. It gives our players something to reach for.”
The current members of the Amarillo Bulls hit the ice tomorrow (Tuesday) night at a special start time of 6 pm when they host the Odessa Jackalopes at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. This game had previously been scheduled for early December but was postponed due travel conditions.
It’s Two For Tuesday where fans can buy one ticket and get a second free. Tickets 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, or Seven Game Flex Packs, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.