THE TEAMS: Lone Star Brahmas @ Amarillo Bulls
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 pm.
WHERE: Budweiser Bull Pen, Amarillo Civic Center.
PROMOTIONS: Friday come out for a meet and greet with The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who and get your picture taken with them. Seven Bar and Grill is giving away a bicycle to one lucky child. Fans are encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas sweater and they could win a prize.
Saturday – Santa will make his annual appearance at the game and fans are invited to get their picture taken with him prior to the game. Seven Bar and Grill is giving away a bicycle to one lucky child. It’s the fifth annual Toys For Tots Teddy Bear Toss Presented By Walmart. Bring a new or gently used Teddy Bear or Stuffed Animal to the game and when the Bulls score their first goal, throw the toys onto the ice in support of this great cause.
GOT TICKETS?: The Amarillo Bulls inquire about the new $5 section. Those tickets are available at the Bulls Office only or by calling 242-1122. Additional single game tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets, including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com.
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Fans can tune into the action 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 sixth and seventh meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Lone Star Brahmas. After taking the first meeting of the season, the Bulls have dropped four straight. Forward Cody Gylling leads the Bulls with three goals, while Kasper Emanuelsson has collected three helpers. AJ Vanderbeck and Eric Carreras spark the Brahmas offense with four goals each, while Sebastien Vidmar and Andy Madej has three.
BULLS NOTES: The Bulls have picked up five points in the month of December with Will Harrison and Luke Novak leading the way with three goals each. The two have combined for 29 shots on goal. Four of the five Bulls wins on home ice have come when they have led after 40 minutes, while all five have occurred outshooting an opponent.
BRAHMAS’ CHIPS: Lone Star has taken care of business with the South Division by posting 17 victories and remain unbeaten on home ice. Seventeen of the 19 Brahmas’ wins have come when they have scored the first goal. The Brahmas are among the best special teams in the NAHL ranking fourth both on the power play and penalty kill. Lone Star is one of six teams to not allow a shorthanded goal on the road.