Tyler Gernhofer Named South Division Player Of Week

Amarillo Bulls forward Tyler Gernhofer was recognized for his hard work during the week by being selected NAHL South Division Player Of The Week.

The defending champion Amarillo Bulls are right back to where they left off last season, at the top of the NAHL. Thanks to a week that featured four road wins, the Bulls lead the NAHL in wins and points. Forward Tyler Gernhofer, 18, had a huge week and now is tied for the NAHL scoring lead with 26 points and is leading the NAHL with 17 goals, which includes six game-winning goals. The Grapevine, Texas native had seven points this past week in Amarillo’s four wins, which included five goals. On Tuesday, Gernhofer (5’10/195) scored a goal in a 4-2 win against the Brahmas. Over the weekend in Corpus Christi, Gernhofer scored the game-winning goals in both wins, which included a two-point night, and a four-point nigh, which included a hat-trick. Gernhofer’s 26 points to date matches his season total from a year ago. “Tyler is a dynamite offensive threat and he has one of the best releases I have seen in my four years in the league,” said Bulls head coach Dennis Williams. “He is starting to play with much more confidence and is scoring goals at important times in the games, and he is responsible in all facets of the game.”

The Amarillo Bulls resume their road trip this Friday and Saturday against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees at State Farm Arena. The face-off for both games is at 7 pm. Fans can tune into the action 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 6:45 pm.