AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls success during the month of January on the ice was noted by the North American Hockey League as both Logan Jenuwine and Jake Willets were chosen as Bauer Hockey Forward and Defenseman Of The Month, Respectively.
So far it has been a season to remember for Amarillo Bulls forward Logan Jenuwine. The 20-year-old native of Romeo, Michigan, took his game to the next level during the month of January as he led all NAHL players with 20 points (11 goals, 9 assists) in 10 games during the month. Jenuwine (6’2/195) recorded at least a point in eight of the 10 games and had five multi-point games.
He currently leads the NAHL in scoring with 68 points in just 40 games played, which includes 40 goals. His 40 goals is the most in a single-season for any NAHL player since the 2011-12 season and he still has 20 more regular season games to add to his total. “Logan has been a big piece to our success this season. He is a leader on and off the ice for us, and a dynamic offensive player. He is a powerful skater that can protect pucks, make plays and contribute in all three zones on the ice. He will be a tremendous addition to whichever NCAA Division I school he commits to,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.
“I feel like our team has been clicking and getting better all year. I think we ran into some road bumps in January, which in the long run, should make us a stronger team. I think my success is a reflection on my teammates and linemates, because it would not be possible without them,” said Jenuwine. “I am trying to take my time and make sure any NCAA commitment is going to be the right one for me, both academically and athletically. I have been talking to a lot of schools and going to make the most of my visits. After that, our goal is to win the Robertson Cup. We haven’t won anything yet, so there is a lot more to accomplish.”
Like his teammate Logan Jenuwine, the month of January was the personal best for Amarillo Bulls defenseman Jake Willets. The 19-year-old native of Monroe, Michigan, led all NAHL defensemen during the month with 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) along with a +5 rating. Willets (6’2/189) recorded at least a point in seven of the 10 games and had four multi-point games and one game-winning goal.
For the season, Willets has recorded 25 points in 39 games played. “Jake’s development this season has been fun to watch. He is a complete defenseman that plays in all situations and impacts our team in a number of ways. His work ethic and the extra time he puts into his game have certainly paid off. It’s no surprise to me that he has been receiving as much attention from NCAA Division I programs that he has. I expect that he will have the opportunity to make a commitment very soon,” said Bulls head coach Rocky Russo.
“I think our team has gotten better each month of the season. We want to playing our best hockey come playoff time. I have personally just tried to listed to Rocky (Russo) and the rest of the coaching staff and buy into what they are teaching me every day,” said Willets. “I feel like our best hockey is ahead of us and we are very capable of winning a Robertson Cup. For me personally, I’m not so concerned about points as I am getting better every day, and hopefully I can do that to the point of committing to an NCAA Division I school.”
The Amarillo Bulls hit the ice at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center this weekend hosting the Lone Star Brahmas on Friday and Saturday night at 7 pm.
Friday is Cat In The Hat Presented By Panhandle PBS with $25 VIP Packages available that includes Meet and Greet, ice skating and a ticket to the game. It’s also CanTex Roofing and Panhandle Tickets Retro Night. The Family Four Pack for $54 returns as well as the Bring A Bud Pack for $27.
Saturday is First Responders Night Co-Presented by AMS. There will be booths and displays on the concourse as well as vehicle parade during the first intermission. First Responders will receive free tickets, while family members can get a discounted rate of $8.
Tickets are available 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 and www.amarillobulls.com/tickets. For further information call 242-1122.