THE TEAMS: Corpus Christi IceRays @ Amarillo Bulls
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 pm.
WHERE: Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center
PROMOTIONS: Friday – Family Fun Night courtesy of Plains Dairy. Ticket specials include Four Tickets, Four Hot Dogs and Four Sodas for $44 and Two Tickets, Two Hotdogs and Two Sodas for $22. One lucky fan could win Milk For A Year.
Saturday is Pink In The Rink Presented By Harrington Breast Center, A Division of BSA. The first 500 fans receive a Pink T-Shirt at the door.
TICKETS: Purchase tickets at the Bulls Office at 301 South Polk from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday or by calling 806-242-1122. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets, including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com.
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Can’t make it to the game, join us 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 with Denis J. Puska follows at 7 pm.
THIS WEEK IN AMARILLO HOCKEY HISTORY: Tonight’s game represents the 1,223rd regular season game in 20 years of Hockey in the Texas Panhandle. This stat includes the Rattlers (Western Professional Hockey League, Central Hockey League), Gorillas (Central Hockey League) and the Bulls (North American Hockey League).
THE SERIES: It’s the third and fourth meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Corpus Christi IceRays. The two teams met a couple of weeks ago with the IceRays pulling out narrow 3-2 and 2-1 shootout victories. Forward Joey Molinaro has two goals while several others have a single point. Andy McGlynn has three assists for the IceRays, while several players have two points. Goaltender Anton Martinsson has played both games for Amarillo, while Graham Hunt and Dryden McKay have split duties. The two teams won’t meet again until the month of December.
BULLS NOTES: This is the first time at home for the Amarillo Bulls since September 19 when they lost 2-1 to Lone Star in a tight affair. Since then, the Bulls have played eight games away from home (four at the NAHL Showcase, two at Corpus Christi and two at Lone Star). The Bulls will play three of the next four weekends at the cozy confines of the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.
ICERAYS NOTES: The Corpus Christi Icerays have yet to score more than three goals in a single game this season. Interesting to note that in the six IceRays’ losses this season, they have scored one goal each. Goaltenders Dryden McKay and Graham Hunt have split the 10 games (five each).
ACROSS THE SOUTH: It’s a busy weekend of action for South Division teams as the Odessa Jackalopes travel across the state to take on the Wichita Falls Wildcats at Kay Yeager Coliseum. Meantime, the Topeka RoadRunners continue their long standing rivalry with the much improved Springfield Jr. Blues.