For the first time the entire Bulls team wore military style jerseys for the 7th annual Military Appreciation Night Presented by Vista College. The post game jersey auction was another huge success as the team raised $18,100 for The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation. The highlight of the night was the final jersey which had #16 for Director Jack Barnes. That jersey raised $7,000 the most for any jersey not only in Bulls but Amarillo Hockey History. The mark eclipsed a record that was set by Paul Berrafato’s jersey during the 2012-13 season.
“We are proud to be able to help out with such as good cause,” said Vice-President/General Manager Rick Matchett. “We want to thank our players and great fans for stepping up and helping us Saturday night.”
AFWMF Volunteer Gene Morrison said they greatly appreciate the support of the Bulls organization and the work they do in the community.
“Our organization speaks for those who cannot speak and we stand with their families,” said Morrison. “What the work the Bulls and their fans did was outstanding. The Bulls are well known for the work they do in the community and having fans who support their efforts.”
The Amarillo Bulls will have two more jersey auctions later on this season and details on them will be released at a later date.
It’s back on the road this weekend for Matt Nicholson’s charges as they travel to Wichita Falls to face the Wildcats at Kay Yeager Coliseum on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm. Fans can tune into the action live 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 6:40 pm. The puck drop follows at 7 pm.
Hockey is back at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 when the Amarillo Bulls host the Shreveport Mudbugs at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations, including United Supermarkets. For further information on Group Rates, Season Tickets and Corporate Marketing Partnerships, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.