Inaugural Home Opener Set For Tomorrow Night

AMARILLO, TX – A new era of hockey in the Texas Panhandle is just over 24 hours away from facing off.

The Amarillo Bulls host the Texas Tornado, tomorrow (Friday) night, at 7 pm in the Inaugural Home Opener at the Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.

This is a night not to be missed as fans will get their first look at the Bulls and enjoy the festivities of the opening game. The Bulls are rushing into the contest on a high note following a 3-1 start at the North American Hockey League Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota last week.

Rough and tough hockey is what Bulls fans can come to expect this season, and if those Showcase games are any indication then it’s going to be an exciting year. The Bulls have averaged just over 31 minutes per game in penalties and the last two games featured plenty of fights.

Another characteristic of the Bulls season thus far has been the hardworking style and the speed and intensity of games.

Friday’s game is sponsored by Amarillo National Bank and the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive an Inaugural Game Puck.

The home opener is part of a busy three games in three nights for the Bulls that continues on Saturday night with a road trip to Wichita Falls to face the Wildcats at Kay Yeager Coliseum at 7 pm. The Bulls conclude play on Sunday with their second home game against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays at 6 pm.

Tickets for both home games are available at all Panhandle Ticket Outlets, including United Supermarkets or Season Tickets and Flex Packs can still be purchased, and for further information contact the Bulls office at 806-242-1122.

Fans can tune into all of the Bulls home and away games on ESPN 1440, beginning with the Bulls Warm-Up Show, 15 minutes prior to face-off. All three games can be viewed on Pay-Per-View courtesy of Fast Hockey.  The webcasts can be accessed through the Amarillo Bulls website.

For further information on the Amarillo Bulls, please contact Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations, Denis J. Puska at 806-242-1122 or email him at