AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls are one victory away from advancing to their fourth straight South Division Final.
The Bulls posted 4-2 and 7-4 victories over the Wichita Falls Wildcats on home ice over the weekend to take a 2-0 lead in the Best-Of-Five South Division Semi-Final Series. It’s the first time in three years that the Bulls have won the first two games of an opening round. The two victories over the weekend pushed the Bulls playoff streak on home ice to five.
The scene shifts to Wichita Falls on Friday for Game 3 at Kay Yeager Coliseum at 7 pm. If a fourth a deciding game is needed, it would be played the following night in Wichita Falls. A fifth and deciding game would be back in Amarillo on Monday, Apr. 14 at 7 pm.
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Friday’s third game can be heard live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com or been seen on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey, beginning with Prelude To The Playoffs Presented By Wayland Baptist University at 6:45 pm. Denis J. Puska, the voice of the Bulls, has the play by play call at 7 pm.
TICKET OPTIONS FOR GAME 3: The Wichita Falls Wildcats are offering Bulls fans $8 tickets in section N. Fans must call the Wildcats office at (940) 716-5587 to receive this rate. They also have the Best Western University Inn on Maplewood for a rate of $79.99 for double & $69.99, for a single by calling 940-687-2025.
BULLS NEXT @ HOME: It’s not known when the next Amarillo Bulls home game would be. Should the Bulls close out the series this weekend, then they would host the first two games of the South Division Final on Easter Weekend.
SEASON TICKETS: Fifth anniversary season tickets are currently on sale for the 2014-15 campaign. Come celebrate five years of your Bulls by getting Season Tickets that includes the playoffs. There is still time to be part of the Early Bird Special and save $107 on Red and Silver Sections if you were to buy that same seat on game day.
Prices start at $309 for Silver; $405 for Red; $469 for Glass; $535 for Pit and Children 12 and Under are $229. Don’t delay! Call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122 or visit 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building.
GAME 1 – AMARILLO BULLS 4 – WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS 2: The Amarillo Bulls pulled away from a close game by scoring twice early in the third period. Collin Delia posted his first playoff victory. Mike Davis notched the Bulls first two goals in the opening 40 minutes, while Tyler Gernhofer and Brenda Vetter added singles.
GAME 2 – AMARILLO BULLS 7 – WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS 4: Kyle Gattelaro snapped a 3-3 with a goal in the final two minutes of the second period and then his teammates followed with three more in the third to put the game away. Brady Ferguson scored twice for the Bulls, while Tyler Gernhofer, Roman Ammirato, Cody Gylling and Eric Purcell all picked up singles. Paul Berrafato won his 10th NAHL playoff game and that includes the Robertson Cup National Tournament.