AMARILLO, TX – When Amarillo Bulls players hit the NCAA they are certainly making a major impact on the teams they play for. It has certainly shown up early in the man-games played, as well as in the points total. The numbers are expected to grow even higher as some players haven’t yet to hit the ice, while some Division III programs still haven’t played their first games.
Bulls Alumni have suited up in 114 games and have scored 14 goals and added 28 assists for 42 points. At the Division I level, Twelve players have skated in Atlantic Hockey games this season, while three have played in Hockey East. At the Division III level, six players have suited up for games with more still to come as some teams have yet to see action on the ice.
Meanwhile, Greg Gibson and Blake Roubos had multi-point performances to spark Bulls Alumni in NCAA action over the weekend.
Greg Gibson notched one goal in two assists for Robert Morris University Colonials. Gibson scored a goal and added an assist as the Colonials beat Canisius College and fellow Alumni Cody Freeman and Geoff Fortman 6-1. The following night, Gibson added another assist as Robert Morris fell to RIT 4-2.
Joe Kozlak and Clint Carlisle picked up assists on Army’s lone goal of the game in a 4-1 setback to Holy Cross. Army faces Niagara University for a pair of games this weekend, while Canisius College also plays two in Ohio State.
John and Hampus Gustafsson assisted on both Merrimack College’s goals in a 4-2 loss to Providence. John Gustafsson provided help on the first goal, and Hampus set up the second marker.
Penn State edged Sacred Heart 2-1 thanks to Ricky DeRosa’s second goal of the season.
A second straight Bulls Alumni had an opportunity to face Ohio State University in Columbus. Forward TJ Sarcona assists on the only goal as Niagara University fell to Ohio State University 6-1.
At the Division III level, Blake Roubos had two assists as Lawrence University split with Marian. In the first, Roubos and Lawrence beat Marian 3-1 but lost in the second 6-2.
Dan McNamara scored his first collegiate goal to lift St. John’s past Wisconsin Superior 3-1. Former Bulls Chris Cass continues to do well for St. Thomas, notching his second point of the season in a 3-1 win over St. Mary’s.
This weekend the NESCAC conference faces off its season featuring Ryan Cole and TJ Sherman of Trinity as well as Mike Erickson of Williams College.
It’s a big first place showdown for the current Amarillo Bulls as they visit the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm at State Farm Arena. The games can be heard live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey, beginning 15 minutes before the puck is dropped with the Wayland Baptist University Warm-Up Show.
The return of the Bulls to the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center is fast approaching and just over 11 days away. The Bulls take on the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday Nov. 23 at 7 pm. It’s Military Appreciation Night on the Friday, while fans will support the High Plains Food Bank the next night. Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets including United Supermarkets. For further information on Group Rates or Seven Game Flex Packs, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
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