BLAINE, MN – Rough and tough hockey…
That is what was on display on Thursday night as the Amarillo Bulls won their second of the season beating the Port Huron Fighting Falcons 4-1 at the Schwan Super Rink #2 in Blaine, Minnesota.
The two teams combined for 24 power plays including 18 by Amarillo. Three fights also took place, including two at the same time in the final period.
The difference in the game was a goal by Sheldon Taylor with just over six minutes played in the third that gave the Bulls a 3-1 advantage. Michael Erickson added an assist on the goal.
Matt Johnson would round out the scoring, with a power play goal in the final seven minutes of the game. Luke Jenkins earned the assist.
The Bulls double up the Fighting Falcons in Shots On Goal 42-20 including 19-6 in the third period. Nikifor Szczerba posted the win in goal, making key saves especially in the second period.
The Amarillo Bulls jumped out to a 1-0 lead late in the opening period on a goal by Zac Smoot. The Fort Collins, Colorado native stole the puck in the offensive zone and made a great move on the Port Huron goaltender to score.
In the second period, the Bulls had numerous power play opportunities, but Port Huron goaltender Mason Murovich made some big saves to keep them off the score sheet. The Bulls would score in the final two minutes of the stanza when Cody Freeman fired the puck into the net on the power play from Matt Johnson. However 55 seconds later, Port Huron scored on the man advantage to cut the deficit to 2-1.
The Amarillo Bulls will close out the North American Hockey League Showcase tomorrow (Saturday) morning when they take on the St. Louis Bandits at 9:45 am at the Schwan Super Rink. Fans can tune into the action on ESPN1440 AM beginning with the Warm Up Show at 9:30 am. The game is also available on Pay-Per-View courtesy of fast hockey and a high speed internet connection is required in order to watch it.
It’s just one week until the Inaugural Home Opener for the Amarillo Bulls when they take on the Texas Tornado at 7 pm at The Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. Season Tickets, Flex Packs and Single Game Tickets are currently available. Single Game Tickets can be purchased at all Panhandle Ticket Outlets or on line at www.amarillobulls.com. For further information contact the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.