AMARILLO, TX – Opening weekend’s have always produced plenty of victories in the short franchise history of the Amarillo Bulls. For just the second time, and the first since 2011-2012, the Bulls were only able to manage just one point in two games against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. In 2011-2012 the Bulls were beaten by New Mexico in regulation 5-4.
The Bulls currently have a mark of 2-2-2 and sit in a tie for fourth place in the South Division Standings with two other teams. It’s back on the road this weekend as the Bulls renew the best rivalry in the North American Hockey League against the Topeka Road Runners at Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena. The face off is set for Friday and Saturday at 7 pm
THE WEEK AHEAD:
AMARILLO BULLS RADIO SHOW MONDAY NIGHTS: Fans are invited to drop by Seven Bar and Grill tonight (Monday) from 6 to 7 pm for the Amarillo Bulls Radio Show. Here is a great opportunity to meet the coaching staff and the Bulls players while listening to the show in person. The Bulls Radio Show airs live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, and online at www.amarillobulls.com.
AMARILLO BULLS @ TOPEKA ROADRUNNERS, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7 PM KANSAS EXPO CENTER LANDON ARENA: Fans can tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and watch on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey, beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:40 pm. The puck drop with Denis J. Puska follows at 7 pm.
NEXT AT HOME – FRIDAY OCT. 10 VS WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS – 7 PM: The Amarillo Bulls begin a stretch of four consecutive weekends at home starting next Friday, Oct. 10 when they host the Wichita Falls Wildcats at 7 pm. It’s family fun night with fans being able to choose from the Family Four Pack of Tickets or the Bring A Bud Pack. The Family Four Pack consists of Four Hotdogs, Four Sodas and Four Tickets for $44, while the Bring A Bud Pack consists of Two Tickets, Two Sodas and Two Hotdogs for $22.
SEASON TICKETS AND FLEX PACKS STILL AVAILABLE: There is still plenty of time to purchase full or half season tickets for the 5th anniversary season. Ten Game Flex Pack are great for fans who have a busy schedule as tickets can be used one at a time or all at once. For further details call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES 5 – AMARILLO BULLS 3: The visiting Killer Bees scored the eventually game winning goal on the power play with less than five minutes remaining in regulation. The Bulls had two one goal leads at 2-1 and 3-2. Cody Gylling, Roberts Smits and Kasper Emanuelsson scored for Amarillo while Jacob Weatherly took the loss in goal. Ruslan Rakhmatov picked up three assists, while Cody Gylling, Joey DiBenedetto, and Roberts Smits had the others.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES 3 – AMARILLO BULLS 2, OVERTIME: After rallying back in the third period, the Bulls suffered a tough 3-2 overtime loss at the hands of the Killer Bees. Brady Crabtree and Mitchell Vanderburgh earned the goals for the bulls. Vanderburgh’s goal was the equalizer in the final eight minutes of regulation. Elijiah Barriga, Ruslan Rakhmatov, Mike Damien and Roberts Smits earned assists on the goals. The game featured 108 minutes in penalties including an altercation in the second period.