AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls know their schedule for the Robertson Cup North American Hockey League National Tournament that begins next Tuesday in Topeka at Kansas Expo Center-Landon Arena.
The first game for the Bulls takes place on Tuesday afternoon at 4:05 pm against the winner of the play-in series between the Bismarck Bobcats and the Michigan Warriors. Those two teams are playing a two-game series in Topeka beginning on Thursday night.
If the Bulls were to play the Warriors, it would mark the second time this season that the two expansion teams would clash. Amarillo met the Flint, Michigan based team at the NAHL Showcase in their very first ever game in Minnesota back in September.
The second game of the tournament has the Bulls battling against a very familiar opponent, the host Topeka RoadRunners. That game will face-off at 7:35 pm next Wednesday night. The two teams have met a total of 17 times, twelve in the regular season and the five in the South Division final.
The Bulls close out the round-robin portion of the tournament in a game against the West Division Champion Fairbanks Ice Dogs next Thursday, May 5 at 4:05 pm. This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.
Once the round-robin has concluded, the team with the best record will advance directly to the National Championship Game next Saturday, May 7that 7:35 pm. The second and third place teams during the round robin will play in the National Semi-final the night prior on Friday, May 6that 7:35 pm.
Fans can tune into all of the action on ESPN1440 and at www.amarillobulls.com. There will be a special :30 minute edition of Prelude To The Playoffs Presented By Wayland Baptist University, beginning next Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30 pm. The Bulls first round-robin game versus the Bismarck/Michigan winner will follow.
All Robertson Cup Tournament games will be available on Pay-Per-View courtesy of Fast Hockey and a high speed internet connection is required in order to view the game.
Don’t forget fans still have time to renew or purchase their 2011-2012 Amarillo Bulls Season Tickets and be entered into a draw for a trip for two to Las Vegas. The draw will be made at the end of the week. For further information regarding Season Ticket pricing please call the Bulls office at 806-242-1122 or visit 901 South Buchanan.
BULLS ROBERTSON CUP TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
- Tuesday, May 3 –Amarillo Bulls vs. Winner Of Bismarck Bobcats/Michigan Warriors, 4:05 pm. Broadcast coverage on ESPN1440 begins at 3:30 pm.
- Wednesday, May 4 –Amarillo Bulls vs. Topeka RoadRunners, 7:35 pm. Broadcast coverage on radio begins at 7:15 pm.
- Thursday, May 5 –Amarillo Bulls vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 4:05 pm. Broadcast coverage begins at 3:45 pm.
- Friday, May 6 –National Semi-Final, 7:35 pm.
- Saturday, May 7 –National Championship Game, 7:35 pm