Weekend Preview-Bulls Host IceRays Friday & Saturday

THE TEAMS: Corpus Christi IceRays (4-8-1-1, 10 points 6th South Division) Vs. Amarillo Bulls (5-3-2-1, 13 points 4th South Division.)

WHEN: Tomorrow (Friday) night and Saturday at 7 pm.

WHERE: Budweiser Bull Pen Amarillo Civic Center

PROMOTIONS: Friday: The return of the Family-Four-Pack for $44 (four tickets, four hotdogs and four sodas), and Bring-A-Bud Pack of $22 (two tickets, two hotdogs and two sodas). Saturday: Pink In The Rink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

GOT TICKETS: Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations or online at www.panhandletickets.com.

THE SERIES: It’s the third and four meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Corpus Christi IceRays. The visiting IceRays captured the first two games 5-3 and 2-1 in overtime. After this weekend, the two teams won’t see one another until January in Corpus Christi and then six more times in a span of four weekends from February 23 to March 17.

BULLS MISSING THEIR LEADER: The Amarillo Bulls are without Head Coach Rocky Russo this weekend. Rocky returned to Youngstown Ohio last weekend following the tragic death of his father Ron Russo in a Motorcycle Accident. He was 64 years of age. Ron Russo was a firefighter for 37 years. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to Rocky and his family during this difficult time.

HELPING HAND FROM THE PAST: Former Assistant Coach Harry Mahood, who was with the Bulls when they Robertson Cup National Championship in 2013, and staying the following season 2014-15 helped out Assistant Coaches David Nies and Austin Sutter with practices.

ARRIVALS AND DEPATURES: The Amarillo Bulls welcome two new faces to the line-up this weekend with the addition of defenseman Brendan Datema (Michigan) and forward Nick Stuckless (Canada). The team said goodbye in separate transactions to goaltender Brandon Bussi, and defensemen William Wellen and Anthony Fiorolo.  Russian born players Nikita Sokolov and Gleb Muritzan will make their home debuts this weekend.