THE TEAMS: Odessa Jackalopes @ Amarillo Bulls
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 pm and Sunday Nov. 16 at 6 pm
WHERE: Budweiser Bull Pen Amarillo Civic Center
PROMOTIONS: Saturday – Military Appreciation Night: All active military and veterans receive a free ticket. First 500 fans receive a free Bulls Camo Hat. Sunday – Sonic Sunday: Free tickets to this game handed out at the Civic Center Box Office starting at 4 pm.
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 or online at www.panhandletickets.com. Call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122 for further info on 10 Game Flex Packs and Group Tickets.
THE SERIES: The Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes meet for the first time this season. The two teams had eight match-ups last year with the Bulls taking seven of eight. The Jacks beat Amarillo for the first time ever during the regular season snapping a long losing drought. Amarillo and Odessa will meet again in early December in West Texas.
TEAM NOTES: This weekend’s match-up features the two most penalized teams in the North American Hockey League. The Bulls average nearly 34 minutes a game while the Jacks are just over 25 minutes. The Bulls and the Jacks have a combined 11 first goals scored this season and combined eight division victories. The Jackalopes are one of five NAHL teams who have not netted a shorthanded goal this year.
ACROSS THE SOUTH: Two South Division teams are playing natural rivals this weekend as Topeka visits Springfield and Wenatchee takes on Fairbanks. The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees battle the Lone Star Brahmas. Corpus Christi IceRays and the Wichita Falls Wildcats both have the weekend off.
BACK ON THE ROAD: After this weekend’s home match-up the Amarillo Bulls return to the road for the next seven games, including the first three against the much improved Lone Star Brahmas. That is followed by road trips to Odessa and Corpus Christi before a home stand just before the Christmas break.