Amarillo Bulls goaltender Paul Berrafato has had a busy month of February. Not only did he attend the NAHL Top Prospects in Troy, Michigan but was chosen as the NAHL South Division Player Of The Week for the second time.
The Amarillo Bulls kept their momentum rolling last weekend as they won their 6th and 7th straight games and increased their South Division lead to 10 points with a weekend home sweep of the Texas Tornado. Both games came down to the wire, which is why the goaltending of 19-year-old Paul Berrafato was key to winning both games. On Friday, the native of Buffalo, New York, made 25 saves as the Bulls pulled out a last-minute 3-2 win over Texas. On Saturday, Berrafato (6’0/180) made 22 saves in another last minute 3-2 win. For the weekend, Berrafato stopped 47 of 51 shots and ran his personal winning streak to six games. Berrafato, who is competing in this week’s NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, has only lost twice in regulation this season. “Paul is just a solid goalie and a competitor,” said Bulls head coach Dennis Williams. “All we want him to do in win games, and his teammates play with a lot more confidence knowing he is behind them and will make the big saves when he has to.”