Former Gorillas’ Player Jason Hill Joins Scouting Staff

AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls are proud to announce that Jason Hill, a former member of the Amarillo Gorillas, has joined the staff as Head Northeast Scout and East Regional Player Development.

Hill has an impressive playing resume, having played Junior, College and Minor Pro.  He set scoring records for the Welland Canadians in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL), before moving on to play Division III at SUNY College at Buffalo.

At Buffalo State, Hill broke the school scoring record for points and assists, recording 131 points in 90 games over 4 years. In his Senior Year, he led the nation in Division III assist (39) which propelled him to his first pro contract with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, the ‘AA’ affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hill says, “I’m excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to help players in reaching the NAHL (North American Hockey League) and I’m honored and excited joining the staff with Rocky Russo and his coaching staff and I know we can do some special things in the near future for the Bulls.”

Coach Russo added, “We are very excited to have Jason join our staff. His familiarity with Amarillo and his experience at the Junior, College and Pro level will be a tremendous asset for our scouting staff. Jason will work primarily with Coach (David) Nies as well as Scouting Directors Chris Coury and Randy Walker as the staff works diligently to recruit future players for the Bulls.”

With long playing career in juniors, college and pro hockey, Hill also owns a hockey development program in Niagara Falls NY, Hill’s Hockey Development (www.hillshockeydevelopment.com) Hill has created a platform to advance 100’s of players to hit their hockey goals.

He coached Niagara Falls Powerhawks the last year and a half (formerly known at Lockport Express) of the NA3HL where he moved players up to the NAHL and graduated players on to NCAA college and ACHA college. Hill ends with “I’ve played this game a long time and realized that connections is more than half the battle, of course skills, work ethic and school being most important but these players need someone in their corner making sure they are preparing for the next level.”

There is still time to participate in the Summer of Hockey Promotion and be registered to win a trip to Las Vegas to see an NHL Golden Knights contest. To qualify, fans must either purchase or renew Full or Half Season Tickets by making a $50 deposit or paying in full. There are weekly draws taking place with Grand Prize Draw being announced at the Amarillo Bulls Home Opener.

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