AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls have added to their leadership corps with the naming of Marcus Chorney and Jon Russell as Alternate Captains.
Chorney and Russell had the letter ‘A’ put on their jerseys and will help with Captain Alex Truscott. Bulls Head Coach Rocky Russo said Chorney and Russell are very different in their personalities which will help in the locker room.
“Jon is very serious and has a great approach on a daily basis, while Marcus does too but he has a more relaxed attitude,” said Russo. “We thought they were both great additions along with Alex Truscott. There is a good chance that we could be adding one more Alternate Captain.”
Russell, a native of Traverse City, Michigan leads the Bulls in scoring with 16 goals and 4 assists for 20 points 22 games. Chorney has posted four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 22 games.
Russo said they taken their time in making decisions regarding Captains and Alternate Captains so they can get to know and evaluate the players.
“I didn’t feel like it was right to name captains in August or September because we needed to have the opportunity to evaluate the players, their personalities, leadership capabilities and their work ethic more than anything else because that as a teammate is what you look to,” Russo said. “Is that guy going to do as they say and is he the guy that is going to live by the word that comes out of his mouth. We think all three guys can be pretty hard when they need to be and not willing to ask teammates to do something that they wouldn’t do themselves.”
Hockey is back at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center this Saturday and Sunday when the Amarillo Bulls host the Topeka RoadRunners at 7 pm. Sunday the Bulls welcome Mexican Luchador The Blue Demon for autographs. There will be $1 hotdogs and a limited amount of $8 Silver Level Tickets.
Fans can visit the Bulls Office at 301 South Polk or call 806-242-1122 to purchase tickets or to find out further information. Tickets are also available at the Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations.