First Place Bulls Off To New Mexico This Weekend

AMARILLO, TX – The first place Amarillo Bulls look to continue their torrid pace when they visit the New Mexico Mustangs this weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Games on Friday and Saturday night will face off at 8:30 pm central, 7:30 pm mountain time.

          The South Division standings remain tight with the Bulls tied for first with the Texas Tornado at 45 points. The Topeka RoadRunners are three points back in second. The Bulls, which are placed ahead of Texas in the standings because they have the high highest winning percentage in the NAHL, have two games this weekend while the Tornado has the weekend off. Amarillo still has several games in hand over all of their divisional rivals.

The Bulls have won seven of their last 10 and have collected at least one point in their last nine games. It’s been almost 20 days since the Mustangs last played a game (December 18). In that span Amarillo has played three times and has gone 2-0-1.

Forward Cody Freeman leads the Bulls against New Mexico with eight points (4 goals and 4 assists) in five games, while Matt Johnson, Chris Cass, Mitch Rogge, and Zack Smoot each have six points. Nikifor Szczerba is 3-0-1 in the season series with a goals against average of less than two per game.

Fans can tune into the action on ESPN1440 and www.amarillobulls.com fueled by Sportsjuice beginning with The Bulls Warm Up Show Presented By Wayland Baptist University at 8:15 pm on both nights. Denis J. Puska brings you the hard hitting play-by-play action at 8:30 pm central. The games are also available on Pay-Per-View courtesy of Fast Hockey, and a high speed internet connection is required in order to view the games.

The Bulls return to The Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center on Friday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, Jan. 15, when they entertain the Topeka RoadRunners. Both games start at 7 pm. This begins the Bulls five game home stand. Tickets are available at all Panhandle Ticket Outlets including United Supermarkets, Civic Center Box Office or online at www.amarillobulls.com. For further information on group tickets, flex packs, birthday party packages or to purchase single game tickets, please call the Bulls office at 806-242-1122.