BULLS SWEEP ODESSA FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
AMARILLO,Texas-The Bulls picked up their fourth straight win Saturday night with a 4-to-1 effort against the Odessa Jackalopes.
For the second straight nigh the Bulls would attack the opposition early but could not convert on their 19 shots on goal in the first period. Amarillo would hold Odessa to only seven shots in the first but the game would be scoreless after 20 minutes of play.
The Jackalopes would score the games first goal when Gabe Bennet scored his third of the season just 1:52 into the second period. The Jackalopes would control much of the second period but Bulls goalie Andrew Takacs would keep the score 1-to-0 going into the third period.
Amarillo would start the final frame with a spark when Harrison Scott buried a rebound just 12 seconds into the third to tie the game. The score would remain tied until the 12:18 mark when Scott put home another rebound for his second of the game.
The Bulls would gain a 3-to-1 lead with a Greg Japchen power play goal just two minutes after Scott’s second goal. The Jackalopes pulled their goalie in the final two minutes and Ty Black would score an empty net goal to give Amarillo a 4-to-1 victory over Odessa.
Scott would get his fifth and sixth goals of the season while Japchen scored his fifth goal of the year. Black with his empty net goal earned his sixth goal of the season.
Bulls goalie Takacs would make 22 saves on 23 shots faced and improve to a 3-and-0 record in his first three starts. Amarillo improves to 11-6-2-1 and have 25 points. Amarillo will welcome the New Mexico Ice Wolves next weekend for a three game series at the Budweiser Bullpen.
The Amarillo Bulls are members of the North American Hockey League tier II US Junior Hockey. Join us every Tuesday at 11:30 at the Budweiser Bullpen for head coach Rocky Russo’s press conference For more information visit https://www.amarillobulls.com