Amarillo, TX – The Amarillo Bulls flew past the Odessa Jackalopes with a 7-1 victory as they took command of the South Division standings on Sunday afternoon.
Noah Carlin wasted little time in scoring his seventh of the season, when he wristed a shot into the back of the net just 1:17 into the opening period. With under a minute to go in the frame, Carlin would find the back of the net for the second time, this time on the powerplay, to give Amarillo the 2-0 lead.
Amarillo was hungry to grow its lead as mid-way through the second period, Ty Black scored his eight of the year on a powerplay chance. Later, the Bulls would go shorthanded but would not be phased, as Jordan Venegoni scored shorthanded for his 2oth tally of the season. Venegoni would follow-up his 20th goal with his 21st just a few minutes later during even strength hockey. The Bulls weren’t done scoring, as Devan Tongue would lift his ninth goal of the year into the back of net on a late powerplay opportunity.
Late in the third period, the Bulls would take the 7-0 lead when Niclas Puikkonen netted a loose puck for his eighth of the season. The Jackalopes would score a late powerplay goal from Jack Rudin, but it would come as no threat to the Bulls’ victory.
Charlie Glockner would stop 15 of the 16 shots that he faced to earn his 13th victory on the season.
With the win, the Bulls are now 28-6-1-2 and hold 59 points and have captured the top spot in South Division standings and have acquired the most points in the entire North American Hockey League.
The Bulls will take to the road on Friday, January 17, to take on the Shreveport Mudbugs. Mark Shelley will broadcast the game from the Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Q Broadcast Booth, and the action will begin at 7:11PM CST on 107.1 Nash Icon and Hockey TV.