AMARILLO, TX – It’s redemption time for the Amarillo Bulls as they return to North American Hockey League action this weekend.
The Bulls, who are in the midst of a five-game home stand, host the Topeka RoadRunners in a second-place showdown tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday night at 7 pm at The Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.
The two teams are in a three-way tie with the Texas Tornado for second place in the South Division, and currently sit one point behind the Wichita Falls Wildcats for first.
The Bulls had a disappointing two game series with the Tornado dropping both ends 3-2 and then 8-4. It is the first two-game losing streak for the Bulls this season, and Saturday’s 8-4 setback was the first on home ice.
This will be the first two meetings of the regular season between the Bulls and the RoadRunners. Amarillo visited the Topeka for two in pre-season play. Topeka has started out strong on the road with five wins in their first six games. The RoadRunners are also very solid in specialty teams, ranking in the top five in both power play and penalty killing.
One of the match-ups to watch will be in goal where Nikifor Szczerba of the Bulls and Rasmus Tirronen rank in the top 10 in Goals Against Average. The two have combined for 11 of their team’s victories and have surrendered just 30 goals.
Friday’s game is whiteout night and the first 250 fans through the doors will receive a free Bulls white t-shirt. Tickets for both games are available at all Panhandle Ticket Outlets including United Supermarkets, Civic Center Box Office and online at www.amarillobulls.com. Single Game Tickets, Group Tickets and Flex Packs can also be purchased at the Bulls office located at 901 South Buchanan or by calling 806-242-1122.
Fans can tune into both games on ESPN 1440 beginning with The Bulls Warm Up Show Presented By Wayland Baptist University at 6:45 pm. Denis J. Puska has all of the play-by-play action at 7 pm. The broadcasts are also available at www.amarillobulls.comthrough audio partners Sportsjuice, and can also be seen on Pay-Per-View through Fast Hockey. For more information including registration please visit www.amarillobulls.com, by clicking on the Fast Hockey Logo.