THE TEAMS: Lone Star Brahmas @ Amarillo Bulls
WHEN: Tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at 7 pm
WHERE: Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center
PROMOTIONS: FRIDAY – Amarillo College and The Musical Texas – Free Tickets to High School Seniors. SATURDAY – The People’s Federal Credit Union Pucky The Pig Piggy Bank for the first 500 Fans.
SPECIALTY JERSEYS: The Bulls are wearing Specialty Jerseys in honor of the Amarillo Bulls 400th North American Hockey League game. The jerseys will be given out through a raffle with proceeds to benefit Amarillo Youth Hockey. The raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased either at the Bulls Office or on the Main Concourse on the night of the Games. Fans do not have to be present to win.
TICKET SPECIALS: Tickets for Friday and Saturday games are $5 for Red and Silver Sections, while Glass and Pit Seats remain at full price. Purchase tickets at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com.
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Fans can tune into the action on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Fast Hockey, beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:40 pm. Amarillo Bulls Hockey with Denis J. Puska and the face off is at 7 pm.
THE SERIES: This is the last meetings of the regular season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Lone Star Brahmas. The two teams have not seen one another since late November and the first half of the season where they played a total of 10 times. Six of the 10 previous confrontations have been decided by two goals or less. Defenseman Jacob Houston leads the Bulls with four points against the Brahmas. Twelve players have at least two goals for the Lone Star Brahmas against Amarillo, while goaltender Corbin Kaczperski has posted five wins.
BULLS NEWS AND NOTES: Coale Norris leads the Bulls attack with four goals in his last 10 games, while defenseman Jeff Solow has seven points. Goaltender Brian Baker has played in six of the last 10 games including last four due to a lower body injury to Anton Martinsson. Forward Charlie Singerhouse scored just his team’s second shorthanded goal of the season last Saturday. He also got the first one that was tallied back on January 2.
BRAHMAS STILL ALIVE FOR FIRST: The Lone Star Brahmas will have home ice at least in the first round of the Robertson Cup North American Hockey League playoffs even though they still have an outshot shot of first place. The Brahmas and the first place Wichita Falls Wildcats each have six games remaining. The Brahmas remain first on the penalty kill in the league and second in shorthanded goals with 11. Dan Wildfong’s charges remain third in goals against and lead the league in shots against.