NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX — Gabriel Seger fired the game winning goal early in the third period to lift the Amarillo Bulls past the Lone Star Brahmas 2-1 on Fright night at NYTEX Sports Center.
It was the Bulls 41st win of the season and seventh versus the Brahmas in the Battle of the Cattle Series. Jason Grande posted the win in goal, stopping 31 of 32 shots he faced including some incredible opportunities by the home side with their goaltender pulled in the final 110 minutes of regulation. David Ojamae had the other Bulls goal. Jack Suede replied for the Brahmas, while Seth Eisele was tagged with the loss.
The Bulls came out strong in the first three minutes of play and were rewarded for their hard work as Brendan West spotted David Ojamae open in front of the net and the Swedish native was able to connect on a one timer. Nick Trela collected an assist on the play.
That goal stood up until the third period when the Brahmas pulled even. Jack Suede grabbed a loose rebound and lifted it past goaltender Jason Grande. Just over four minutes later, the Bulls regained the lead for good as Gabriel Seger scored on a great shot from just inside the blue line. The play was set up with crisp passing from Christian Abrams and Alex Peterson who spotted the tall Swede streaking across blue line.
Down the stretch, the Bulls defense and goaltender Grande stood tall and prevented the Brahmas from tying the game.
The Lone Star Brahmas outshot the Amarillo Bulls 32-18 including 11-4 in the third period. There were no power play goals in a combined six attempts.
There is one final meeting of the regular season between the Bulls and the Brahmas at NYTEX Sports Center, and it takes place tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7:30 pm. Fans can tune into the action live on 107.1 Nash Icon, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Hockey TV beginning with the Fit Omni Warm Up Show at 7:05 pm. Denis J. Puska has the hard hitting action to follow.
Hockey returns to the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center as the Amarillo Bulls host the Corpus Christi IceRays next Friday, Mar. 29, Saturday, Mar. 30 and Sunday, Mar. 31. It’s Operation Sell Out with $10 Red Level Tickets and $8 Silver Section Tickets. Friday is Youth Sports and 806 Sports Night, while Saturday is Mascot and Senior Night. Sunday the start time is 4 pm.