THE TEAMS: RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES @ AMARILLO BULLS
LOCATION: Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center
GAME DATES: Tomorrow (Friday), Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 @ 7 pm
BROADCAST INFO: 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 6:45 pm. Denis J. Puska brings you the hard hitting action at 7 pm.
THE PROMOTIONS: FRIDAY – Military Appreciation Night Brought To You By SiTel. All Military receive a Free Ticket with an ID. There will be an enlistment ceremony, Yellow Rose Ceremony and Tribute To Fallen Heroes. The Family Freedom Pack features four hotdogs, four cokes and four tickets for just $39. There is also Bring-A-Buddy Pack for $20 that includes two tickets, two hotdogs and two cokes. SATURDAY— High Plains Food Bank Night and fans who bring in two canned goods or non-perishable food items get $4 off an adult ticket.
GOT 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 or Seven Game Flex Packs, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
HISTORICAL NUMBERS: It’s the 25th meeting all time for Amarillo and Rio Grande Valley in hockey. Amarillo owns an advantage of 12-9-3 in history of the match-up with nine of the wins coming when the Gorillas faced the Killer Bees in the Central Hockey League.
THE SERIES: The Amarillo Bulls are picking up where the team’s in the past left off in terms of having an advantage over Rio Grande Valley. Friday is the fifth meeting of the season between the Bulls and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The Bulls have won three of the four games by scores of 2-1, 4-2 and 5-3. The only loss for Amarillo was 4-1. Forward Matt Sieckhaus has a goal and six assists for seven points in the season series, while Tyler Gernhofer has three goals and two assists for five points. The Bulls goaltending duo of Collin Delia and Paul Berrafato have combined for a 2.50 Goals Against Average in those four games, with Delia leading the way with two wins.
Ben Grenier and JB Baker lead the Killer Bees with three goals each and a combined 35 shots.
After tomorrow night, Rio Grande Valley will make one more trip to Amarillo in early January.
BULLS UNSTOPPABLE AT HOME: It’s been a great start to the home schedule for the Amarillo Bulls with five shutouts in the first eight games and an unbeaten record of 8-0-0. The Bulls goaltenders have not allowed a goal on home ice in more than 200 minutes of hockey and have yielded just six goals in the eight games.