AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls closed out a four game home stand in fine fashion with a sweep over the Corpus Christi IceRays. In back-to-back 7-1 and 4-0 decision, the Bulls limited the IceRays to just one power play and nothing even strength. Pink in the Rink was a big hit on Saturday as the Bulls raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. A final total will be released later this week.
The Bulls improved their record to 9-2-1, and sit just two points out of first place in the South Division, but with the second best winning percentage in the entire North American Hockey League. It’s back on the road this weekend for the Bulls as they make their first trip to Hidalgo to face the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 6:35 pm.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
RADIO SHOW TONIGHT: Fans can catch the latest news and information on their Amarillo Bulls tonight with The Radio Show at Seven Grill and Bar located on Soncy Road in Amarillo. Host Denis J. Puska and Head Coach Dennis Williams review the past weekend, preview the upcoming road trip to Rio Grande Valley and talk about the Alumni. This week’s guest is Matt Sieckhaus. The Radio Show takes place from 6 to 7 pm live on CBS Sports Radio 1440 and www.amarillobulls.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25 AND SATURDAY, OCT. 26 @ RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES (Friday – 7 pm, Saturday – 6:35 pm): It’s the first ever trip to Hidalgo Texas for the Amarillo Bulls as they face the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The teams are tied for third place in the South Division just two back of Wichita Falls. Fans can listen to the games live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:45 pm on Friday, and 6:15 pm on Saturday.
BULLS IN THE COMMUNITY: The Amarillo Bulls begin their partnership with the Don Harrington Discovery Center on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Players will be at the Discovery Center helping out with the demonstrations and handing out Free Children’s Tickets.
STILL TIME FOR SEASON TICKETS: It’s not too late to purchase Season Tickets for the remainder of the regular season. The tickets are discounted based on the number of games remaining on the Bulls’ Home Schedule. For further information, call The Bulls Office at 806-242-1122 or visit 301 South Polk, Suite 101, in the Amarillo Building.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1, SATURDAY, NOV. 2 VS. TOPEKA ROADRUNNERS: It’s round two of the rivalry between the Amarillo Bulls and the Topeka RoadRunners. It’s also the last home stand for the Bulls until after the World Ranch Rodeo. On Friday, it’s United Way Night with further information to be released soon. The first 500 fans will receive a Bulls Magnet Schedule. On Saturday, it’s Texas Panhandle Community Night as area towns and communities are invited to come out and see a game. There will also be $1 hotdogs.
STAT OF THE WEEKEND: It’s the fourth straight weekend that the Amarillo Bulls have held the opposition to three goals or less. In all but one game, (1-0 shootout win over Wichita Falls) the Amarillo Bulls have fired at least one power play goal. The most being five in one game vs Johnstown at the NAHL Showcase in September.
AMARILLO 7 – CORPUS CHRISTI 1: Matt Sieckhaus fired three goals as the Amarillo Bulls blasted the Corpus Christi IceRays 7-1. The Bulls tallied the first five goals of the game and never looked back. Brendan McGuire, Mike Davis, Kyle Gattelaro and Carter Penzien scored for the Bulls, while Collin Delia posted the win in goal. Roman Ammirato and Tyler Gernhofer each had three helpers.
AMARILLO 4 – CORPUS CHRISTI 0: Paul Berrafato posted his second shutout of the season, stopping all 29 shots he faced as the Amarillo Bulls blanked the IceRays 4-0. Two goals in the first and then two power play goals in the final 20 was the difference. Mitchell McPherson, Matt Sieckhaus, Kyle Gattelaro and Tyler Gernhofer netted the goals.