The Amarillo Bulls received some good news late yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon when it was announced that forward Nick Trela will join Head Coach Rocky Russo as part of the Team North American Hockey League at the Sirus Junior Club World Cup that will take place in Sochi, Russia in late August.
Trela, a native of Trenton, Michigan notched 10 goals and 10 assists in 49 games for the Bulls during the past season. The 6-1, 178 pound forward also collected four assists during the post season.
Team NAHL is comprised of a 24-man roster featuring one player from each of the 24 teams that competed in the NAHL during the 2018-19 season. The roster is limited to five players with 1999 birth years.
Team NAHL will be coached by Aberdeen Wings head coach Scott Langer, who will serve as head coach and Amarillo Bulls head coach Rocky Russo, who will be the assistant coach.
The remainder of the team includes the following Forwards (14): Max Borst (Maryland Black Bears), Jack Conroy (Odessa Jackalopes), Garrett Dahm (Austin Bruins), Andrew DeCarlo (Lone Star Brahmas), Billy Feczko (Shreveport Mudbugs), Nate Norn (Minnesota Wilderness), Carter Hottmann (Janesville Jets), John Jaworski (Northeast Generals), Austin Jouppi (Bismarck Bobcats), Killian Kiecker-Olson (Chippewa Steel), Brandon Lajoie (Kenai River Brown Bears), Austin McCarthy (Topeka Pilots), Gabe Temple (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights), Nick Trela (Amarillo Bulls)
Defensemen (8): Jake Beaune (Aberdeen Wings), Seth Bergeron (Jamestown Rebels), Tyler Love (Corpus Christi IceRays), Brody Medeiros (New Jersey Titans), Alex Murray (St. Cloud Blizzard), Sam Skinner (Minot Minotauros), Colin Stein (Minnesota Magicians), Chris Trouba (Johnstown Tomahawks)
Goaltenders (2): Mattias Sholl (Fairbanks Ice Dogs), Jack Williams (Springfield Jr. Blues)
Team NAHL will be in Pool B and will compete in round-robin play against Oulun Karpat (Finland), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), and HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Republic). Pool A features Lokomotiv (Russia), Albert Junior Hockey League (Canada), Modo Hockey (Sweden), and HC Davos (Switzerland).
Team NAHL will face Krylya Sovetov in their lone exhibition game on Monday, Aug. 19 before playing in round robin against Finland, Austria and the Czech Republic. The semi-finals take place on Friday, Aug. 30 followed by the final on Saturday, Aug. 31. All of the games will be televised for free on You Tube.
The 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup will be held at the home of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia from August 23-31, 2019. The annual tournament, which is sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), brings together world-class junior hockey clubs from various countries for competition. Games will be played at the Shayba Arena, which is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena located at Sochi Olympic Park in Adler.
The Amarillo Bulls are preparing for their 10th anniversary season in the North American Hockey League. The team’s main camp got underway today in Aston, PA and will continue all week. Check on social media and the Bulls website for updates.
The Bulls offer a variety of season ticket packages available at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. There are full, half, seven game and 10 game flex packs that offer great benefits and perks to the fans. For further information on seat locations, payment plans, and pricing for the variety packages please visit www.amarillobulls.com or call 242-1122, visit 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building.