SHREVEPORT, LA – Like most teams in the South Division, the Amarillo Bulls have certainly had a tough time with the Shreveport Mudbugs especially at George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum.
The Bulls, who have posted just one win in previous 14 meetings but none in the state of Louisiana, and they hope to improve their fortunes tonight when they face the Mudbugs in the first of two. Puck drop is set for tonight and tomorrow at 7:11 pm. Amarillo has been outscored by three or more goals in last three meetings between the two teams.
The Mudbugs have certainly been tough to beat on home ice this season and last posted a regulation loss at home on October 14th, a stretch of eight straight games. In total, the Mudbugs have lost only twice in regulation this season at home
Due to illness by broadcaster Denis J. Puska, there will be no radio or internet audio streaming available tonight, fans can tune in via Hockey TV. Puska is hopeful to be available for Saturday’s game on CBS Sports Radio 1440 and online at www.amarillobulls.com beginning at 6:45 pm.
Rocky Russo’s charges are coming off a thrilling 2-1 shootout win at home versus the Odessa Jackalopes last Saturday and remain seven back of the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division. It will be the first time the Bulls will face Shreveport with their revamped line-up and seven new faces.
The Mudbugs were in action last weekend in Corpus Christi where they split with the IceRays winning 6-2, and losing 1-0.
This road swing is part of a two week stretch for the Amarillo Bulls and they won’t be back at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday Feb. 10 at 7 pm. Friday is the Family Four Pack for $44 and the Bring A Bud Pack for $22, while Saturday is First Responders Night with booths on the concourse, a vehicle parade and much more.
Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.amarillobulls.com or www.panhandletickets.com.