AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls coaching staff were all smiles following the conclusion of its first tryout camp of the summer in Lansing, Michigan over the weekend.
The players took part in practices, scrimmages and an all-star game finale over the three-day camp. Bulls Head Coach Dennis Williams says he was impressed with the talent level of the turnout.
“I thought it was a fast-paced, skilled camp with some nice players out there. Some that we are discussing either for the NAHL Draft on Thursday, our Main Camp or that can step in and play for us,” Williams said. “I thought all of the young men worked hard and it was good, fast, clean hockey.”
Now that the camp has concluded, the coaching staff will be in contact with the players within the next seven days to give them feedback regarding their next steps. Williams said some players may get invited to the main camp, others could be selected in Thursdays NAHL Entry Draft while some will warrant further review.
“I thought those who made it to our all-star game did a fantastic job and even those that didn’t,” he explained. “Unfortunately, we have to make cuts at the camp, but we want to make sure that we are fair to everybody.”
Williams said that the overall camp ran smoothly from Rocky’s organization of the event, to current Bulls players in the Michigan area that helped out, and the hard work by the scouting staff.
The Amarillo Bulls are coming off a tremendous Inaugural Season, posting 36 regular season wins, capturing the South Division title and finishing third at the Robertson Cup National Championship Tournament in Topeka, Kansas.
“We accomplished a lot this year for a young program and it is a testament to the character of players that we had, and the resilience of working hard and buying in,” Williams said.
The next camp for the Amarillo Bulls is the Prospects Combine with the Corpus Christi IceRays from June 8-12 in Pittsburgh, Pa. For details on the Prospects Combine, please visit www.amarillobulls.com.
The Amarillo Bulls will participate in the NAHL Entry Draft that will take place via conference call on Thursday at 1 pm.
It’s not too early to start thinking about Season Tickets for the 2011-2012 Amarillo Bulls season. Ticket prices start at $220 for Silver-End Zones; $295 for Red-Center Ice; and $345 for Glass and $395 for Pit. Children 12 and under are just $160. For further information on ticket prices visit www.amarillobulls.com, call 806-242-1122 or drop by the new offices located at 301 Polk Street in the Amarillo Building.