THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Topeka RoadRunners
WHEN: Friday, Mar. 20 and Saturday, Mar. 21 @ 7 pm.
WHERE: Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Listen live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:40 pm. Amarillo Bulls Hockey Presented By Westgate Mall follows at 7 pm.
THE SERIES: It’s the final two match-ups of the regular season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Topeka RoadRunners. After dropping the first four games to Topeka, the Bulls swept the RoadRunners a few weeks back in the Texas Panhandle. Anton Martinsson has both of the Bulls’ win in the series, while Will Harrison leads the team with five points including two goals. Forwards Cody Gylling, AJ Duggan and Joey DiBenedetto also have two goals. Topeka has relied on the offence of Daniel Brickley, Sly Sutter, Willie Brown, and Cam Strong who each have scored three goals. Goaltender Drew Vogler has posted three victories.
WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Amarillo Bulls trail the Grande Valley Killer Bees by four points and the Wenatchee Wild by three points for the fifth and sixth playoff spots in the South Division. The Killer Bees won 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night and lost 4-0 to complete a suspended game from earlier in the season. The Killer Bees and the Wildcats meet again on Friday night, while the Wenatchee Wild begins a five game stretch at home with the first of two against the Lone Star Brahmas. There is still a battle for top three spots in the South Division as Lone Star leads the division by two points over Wichita Falls. The RoadRunners have dropped to third place.
BULLS NOTES: The month of March has been great for the Amarillo Bulls posting a mark of 5-1-0. Forward Cody Gylling has four goals and seven points in his last five games, while 11 players have configured in the scoring. The Bulls penalty killing has been strong surrendering just four power play goals in their last 23 times shorthanded. This season the Bulls have played in 17 one goal games and 17 three goal games this season.