THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Lone Star Brahmas
WHEN: Tomorrow (Friday) night and Saturday at 7:30 pm
WHERE: NYTEX Sports Center, North Richland Hills Texas
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Tune into the action live on 107.1 Nash Icon, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with HockeyTV, beginning with the Fit Omni Warm Up Show at 7:05 pm with Denis J. Puska.
BULLS NEXT AT HOME: The final three home games of the regular season, before playoffs, take place on Friday, Mar. 29, Saturday, Mar. 30 and Sunday, Mar. 31 when the Amarillo Bulls host the Corpus Christi IceRays. It’s Operation Sell Out with $8 Silver Section Tickets, and $10 Red Level Section Tickets. Saturday is Mascot and Senior Night. Bulls Players who are 20 years of age and not returning next season will be honored prior the game. Sunday has a special start time of 4 pm.
GOT TICKETS: Purchase tickets at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations, including United Supermarkets or by calling 242-1122. Tickets can also be picked up online at www.amarillobulls.com/tickets and www.panhandletickets.com.
THE SERIES: These are the last two regular season meetings between the Amarillo Bulls and the Lone Star Brahmas. The two teams split the last time they got together with the Brahmas winning in a tight one 3-2 and the Bulls collecting two points with a 5-1 triumph. Overall, the Bulls have six wins and have collected all but four points in the season series.
ACROSS THE SOUTH/WHAT’S AT STAKE: The Lone Star Brahmas are four points ahead of the Shreveport Mudbugs for home ice in the South Division. The Mudbugs host the Corpus Christi IceRays at George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum. Corpus Christi has a five-point advantage on Topeka for the fourth and final playoff spot. The Pilots visit the Odessa Jackalopes for three starting tonight (Thursday) at Ector County Coliseum.
BULLS STATS, ETC: The Amarillo Bulls have reached the 40 win and 86-point plateau with seven games remaining in the regular season. It’s the third time in franchise history that the team has accomplished the 40 and first since back to back 46-win season in the 2011-12, 2012-13 season. Logan Jenuwine is four goals away (51) from equaling the NAHL record for most in a season set at 55. The Bulls have scored the second most goals this season at 227, sitting just two back of the league leading Johnstown Tomahawks. The Bulls have also netted 39 first goals this season and have won all but two of the games (32).