THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Wichita Falls Wildcats
WHERE: Kay Yeager Coliseum
WHEN: Friday – 7 pm
WHAT: Game 3 of the best of five South Division Semi-Final Series. Bulls lead the series 2-0.
BROADCAST INFO: 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 Prelude To The Playoffs presented by Wayland Baptist University at 6:45 pm. The play-by-play follows at 7 pm.
BULLS FANS TRAVELING TO WICHITA FALLS: Wichita Falls is offering Bulls’ fans $8.00 tickets in Section N. Fans must call the Wildcats’ office at (940) 716-5587 to receive the special rate. The Best Western University Inn on Maplewood is also available for Bulls fans with a rate of $79.99 for double & $69.99 for a single. Call 940-687-2025.
BULLS NEXT AT HOME: Should a fifth and deciding game be necessary between the Amarillo Bulls and the Wichita Falls Wildcats be needed, it would be played on Monday, Arp. 14 at 7 pm. If not, the Bulls would host the first two games of the South Division Final on Easter Weekend.
SERIES REWIND: The Amarillo Bulls captured the first two games of the South Division Semi-Final Series with 4-2 and 7-4 triumphs on home ice over the Wichita Falls Wildcats. Tyler Gernhofer, Roman Ammirato and Mike Davis each have two goals for Amarillo, while Collin Delia and Paul Berrafato have posted wins between the pipes. Six different players have tallied goals for Wichita Falls.
PLAYOFF FACTS AND FIGURES: The Amarillo Bulls have never trailed in this best of five series. In fact the Bulls, have either been leading or tied in the first two games. Three of the six goals scored by Wichita Falls have been netted through special teams (two on the power play and another shorthanded). Of the 11 goals scored by the Bulls, two have been on the power play and three are shorthanded.
PLAYOFF PRIMER: The Topeka RoadRunners needed overtime to eliminate the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Wednesday night. In the series, there were a grand total of 12 goals scored between the two teams with two games requiring overtime. Four other series could be decided on Friday night with the Wenatchee Wild, Bismarck Bobcats, Port Huron Fighting Falcons and Michigan Warriors all in a position to close out and advance with wins.