AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls suffered two heartbreaking losses on home ice over the weekend, falling to the Wichita Falls Wildcats 5-4 in overtime and 2-1 to the Odessa Jackalopes. The Bulls are among six teams that have been involved with 11 or more one goal games.
It’s back to the road on the holiday weekend for the Bulls as they face the Lone Star Brahmas for the eighth and ninth times this season on Friday and Saturday at NYTEX Sports Center.
Here is a look ahead:
RADIO SHOW TONIGHT: Forwards George Mika and Brady Crabtree join host Denis J. Puska for the Amarillo Bulls Radio Show at Seven Bar and Grill located on Soncy Road in Amarillo. Head Coach Matt Nicholson will also be on the program. The Radio Show airs from 6 to 7 pm on live on CBS Sports Radio 1440 and online at www.amarillobulls.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 27 & SATURDAY NOV. 28 AMARILLO BULLS @ LONE STAR BRAHMAS, 7:30 PM: It’s hard to believe but the Bulls and Brahmas will have met nine times before Amarillo sees its first new opponent, the Topeka RoadRunners, next week. Fans can tune into the action on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Fast Hockey beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 7:10 pm. The puck drop follows at 7:30 pm.
BULLS NEXT AT HOME – SATURDAY, DEC. 5 VS LONE STAR BRAHMAS, 7 PM: It’s the first jersey auction of the year on Saturday, Dec. 5 when the Bulls host the Brahmas at 7 pm. The Bulls will wear specialty jerseys in support of Amarillo Youth Hockey and live auction follows immediately after the game. It’s also Frozen night and there will be Frozen characters in attendance.
TEDDY BEAR TOSS FAST APPROACHING: The Amarillo Bulls will continue a tradition by holding it’s Toys For Tots Teddy Bear Toss presented by Tyson on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 pm. 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.
TICKET OPTIONS: There are a variety of ways to get tickets for Amarillo Bulls games. Season Tickets, 10 Game Flex Packs and Group Tickets can be purchased at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Fans can also visit the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com.
WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS 5 – AMARILLO BULLS 4, OVERTIME: The visiting Wildcats scored the equalizer with two-tenths of a second remaining in regulation time and then added the winner on the power play in overtime. The Bulls for their part rallied from an early 3-1 second period deficit. George Mika tallied twice, while Johan Lundgren and Trent Dillinger added singles. Anton Martinsson stopped 55 of 60 shots he faced.
ODESSA JACKALOPES 2 – AMARILLO BULLS 1: This was another nail bitter as Odessa fired the game winner in the final three minutes of regulation. Each team had 43 shots on goal, including 26 by the Bulls in the second period. Joey Molinaro scored to tie the game early in the middle stanza from Johan Lundgren and Tyler Hall.