Gibson Named NAHL’s 3rd Star




AMARILLO, TX – The South Division leading Amarillo Bulls received some good news late Monday when it was announced that forward Greg Gibson was named third star in the North American Hockey League’s Combat Hockey 3 Stars Of The Week.

          Gibson, 20, posted five points this past week as the Bulls increased their lead in the South Division taking a possible five of six points in their three games. 

          On Wednesday, Gibson recorded a goal and assist in a 4-3 overtime loss against Wichita Falls.  After being held scoreless in Amarillo’s 6-2 win on Friday in Topeka, Gibson shined on Saturday, recording two goals (including the game-winner) and an assist as Amarillo swept the Roadrunners on the road with a 4-2 win.  It was the Bulls first ever sweep at Kansas Expo Center-Landon Arena in the short history of the series against the RoadRunners.

          “Greg has really come into his own the last couple of weeks.  He is shooting the puck more and can attack the opposition with his speed,” said Bulls head coach Dennis Williams.  “We expect him to be a big contributor the rest of the season and really improve our special team play.”

The Amarillo Bulls currently have the best overall record in the North American Hockey League and head out of the division with a first ever trip to Fresno, California for a doubleheader against the Monsters. The face-off for both games on Friday and Saturday is at 9:30 pm, and fans will only be able to tune in on Pay-Per-View courtesy of Fast Hockey to watch the games. A high speed internet connection will be required in order to catch the action.

The Amarillo Bulls return to ESPN1440 and on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday Dec. 10 when they visit the New Mexico Mustangs at Sana Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Pre-game coverage of both contests starts at 8:15 pm with Denis J. Puska. The puck drop follows at 8:30 pm central.