THE TEAMS: AMARILLO BULLS @ ODESSA JACKALOPES
WHEN: Tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7 pm.
WHERE: Ector County Coliseum, Odessa TX
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Tune into the action live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Hockey TV, beginning with The Warm Up show at 6:40 pm.
BULLS NEXT AT HOME: Hockey is back this weekend at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center as the Amarillo Bulls host the Topeka RoadRunners for the first time this season. The face-off for both games is at 7 pm. Friday is the return of the Family 4 Pack for $44 (four tickets, four hotdogs and four sodas) and the Bring A Bud Pack for $22 (two tickets, two hotdogs and two sodas). Saturday is family night with B’s Bouncers and the Seven Grill and Bar Bike Giveaway.
GET YOUR TICKETS: Fans can purchase tickets for both games at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.panhandletickets.com. For further information on Groups, Season Tickets, the Christmas Package, or Corporate Marketing Partnerships, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
THE SERIES: It’s the second game of the New Avenues Freeway Belt Series between the Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes. The two teams have not met since opening night back in early September where the Bulls dumped the Jackalopes 5-3. After tomorrow’s contest, the two teams will not see one another again until the last weekend of 2017.
WEEKEND REWIND: The Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes gave it everything they had against first place opponents over the weekend. The Bulls dropped 2-0 and 3-2 decisions to the Lone Star Brahmas at NYTEX Sports Center in North Richland Hills, TX. Goaltender Alexei Masanko played well on Friday despite taking the loss. The Brahmas scored two goals within four minutes to snap a scoreless tie midway through the third period. The Odessa Jackalopes fell 5-3 and then won 2-1 in overtime versus the Shreveport Mudbugs. Nick Wilson, Blake Bride and Zac Heintz scored for the Jackalopes on Friday night. Petr Miko and Peyton Frantti scored on Saturday for Odessa on the next night.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: It’s an important game in the standings for both teams. A win by the Bulls would vault them back into third place by a point over the Jackalopes and just five away from second place Shreveport. The Jackalopes would move three up on Amarillo and four back of second place Shreveport should they come out victorious.
NOTES AND STUFF: The Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes are fifth and sixth respectively in penalty killing in the league. The Bulls had a string of 28 straight without allowing a goal end by the Lone Star Brahmas on Saturday night.