THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Topeka RoadRunners
LOCATION: Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena
WHEN: Tonight, and tomorrow at 6:35 pm.
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Fans can tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:15 pm.
BULLS NEXT AT HOME: The Amarillo Bulls return home this Friday and Saturday for their regular season home finale against the Wichita Falls Wildcats at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. The Face-Off for both games are set for 7 pm.
TICKETS: Single game 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 call 242-1122.
PLAYOFF PACKAGS ON SALE: Don’t forget that 2014 Amarillo Bulls Playoff Packages are now on sale. Fans can get a silver level package consisting of four tickets for $40, Red Level $52, Glass $60 and Pit $68. Children 12 and under are just $28.
THE SERIES: It’s the 11th meeting of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Topeka RoadRunners. After taking the first five meetings and outscoring the RoadRunners 18-3, the Bulls have dropped five straight games to Topeka with all games being decided by two goals or less. Tyler Gernhofer, Carter Penzien and Roman Ammirato each have four goals, while Captain Mike Davis leads with two goals and eight assists for 10 points. Goaltender PJ Bridges has all five wins for Topeka and a 1.95 Goals Against Average. Forward Tyler Poulsen has seven goals and Jake Kamrass has six helpers.
WEEKEND REWIND: The Amarillo Bulls collected three out of four points over the weekend against the Lone Star Brahmas in North Richland Hills. On Friday, the Bulls dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Brahmas. Brady Ferguson and Joe Grabowski netted goals for the Bulls which surrendered the game tying goal in the final three seconds of the game. On Saturday night the Amarillo Bulls scored three times in the second and went on to beat the Brahmas 8-3. Forward Kyle Gattelaro had two goals and two assists in the victory, while Brett Szajner, Joe Grabowski, Mike Davis, Cody Gylling, Matt Sieckhaus and Tim Moore added singles.
WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Amarillo Bulls have a four point lead over the Topeka RoadRunners for first place in the South Division. Each team has six games remaining in the regular season. The RoadRunners had the weekend off. The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees are just one point back of second and five back of first in third place.
BULLS NOTES: Forward Mike Davis trails Alec Butcher by six points for first place in the scoring race. Davis has 24 goals and 33 assists for 57 points, while Butcher also has 24 goals but has 39 helpers. The Amarillo Bulls and the Topeka RoadRunners are second and third respectively in goals against in the league and among the top five for shots against.