Future Bulls Head To Nationals, Earn Awards

AMARILLO, TX – Four future Amarillo Bulls are off to the USA National Championship next weekend, while another tender was recognized by the Eastern Hockey League.

Goaltender Jacob Weatherly, forward JJ Huerena and defenseman Sean Giles will lead the Colorado Rampage into the Under 18 National Tourney which takes place in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Forward Connor Wood who plays for the TPH Thunder will also be taking part in the event.

Weatherly had a sparkling 14-7-1 mark this season with a 2.17 GAA and a save percentage of .908, while Huerena led the Rampage in scoring with (19 goals, 34 assists) 53 points. Defenseman Sean Giles had 13 points in 36 games including four power play goals. The TPH Thunder head into the National Tournament thanks to great play from Connor Wood who had six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in the regular season.

Meantime, goaltender Alec Derks was selected as a second team all-star by the Eastern Hockey League. The Philly Little Flyers goaltender, who is coached by former Bulls Assistant Rocky Russo, had a 20-11-1 record with a 2.38 Goals Against Average and a .922 save percentage. The Hawthorne Woods, Illinois native was second in the EHL in victories, second in shutouts and fourth in goals against.

There is one final weekend remaining in the regular season in the North American Hockey League. The Amarillo Bulls head to Odessa looking to close out the South Division title this Friday and Saturday at Ector County Coliseum. Fans can tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com or watch on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show at 6:55 pm. Puck drop follow at 7:17 pm.

Don’t forget there is still time to get playoff tickets and follow your Amarillo Bulls in defense of the Robertson Cup National Championship. Playoff Packages start at $40 for Silver; $52 for Red; $60 for Glass; $68 for Pit and Children 12 and Under just $28. For further information, visit 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building or call 806-242-1122.