The Amarillo Bulls, proud members of the North American Hockey League announced today (Monday) that forward TJ Sarcona was named as the South Division Player Of The Week.
The Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2012-13 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions as nominated by their respective teams.
The Amarillo Bulls have quietly put together a tie for the second best record in the NAHL through nine games this season and this weekend’s sweep of Odessa helped the cause, in large part thanks to veteran forward TJ Sarcona, 20. The Niagara University recruit and native of West Islip, New York, had two goals (including a game-winner) and two assists over the weekend as the Bulls handled the Jackalopes at home.
On Thursday, Sarcona (5’11/185) had the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win. On Friday, he recorded a goal and two assists in a 6-1 win. Sarcona leads the Bulls with 11 points this season.
“TJ did a good job in helping lead the team this weekend, but he really works hard and that rubs off on his teammates,” said Bulls head coach Dennis Williams. “He is so good on the defensive side of the puck, and really takes responsibility at all times when he is on the ice.”
Bulls rookie forward Matt Sieckhaus was also given an honorable mention for his performance as well. Sieckhaus notched one goal and added three assists for four points and was plus three in the two games. Sieckhaus a native of Fenton, Mo, had two assists on Thursday and then followed that up with a goal and an assist on Friday.
The Amarillo Bulls hit the road for a pair of games this weekend against the Corpus Christi IceRays. The Bulls and the IceRays will face one another on Saturday at 7 pm and again on Sunday at 3 pm. Fans can tune into both games live on ESPN1440 and www.amarillobulls.com, beginning with the Bulls Warm Up Show with Denis J. Puska 15-minutes before the puck is dropped.