Weekend Preview-Bulls Entertain Tornado



THE TEAMS:Texas Tornado @ Amarillo Bulls

WHEN AND WHERE:Friday and Saturday 7 pm, Budweiser Bull Pen In The Amarillo Civic Center

PROMOTIONS:Friday is Ladies Night Sponsored by McFarlin’s and Community Options. Lee Scheetz and Borderline will perform from 6 to 7 pm and during intermissions. Saturday is Scout and Law Enforcement Night. Tickets are just $8 for either group. Scout Badges are just $1. The Bulls will wear special jerseys with a live auction immediately after the game to benefit Crime Stoppers.

TICKETS:Purchase your tickets at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets. For further information including Group Rates, Birthday Party Packages and much more call 806-242-1122.

THE SERIES:After a weekend where both teams faced other opponents, the Amarillo Bulls and the Texas Tornado resume their showdown of first and second place clubs in the South Division. The teams will meet twice more to close out the regular season at the end of March. Mike Davis and TJ Sarcona each have nine points, while Gage Christianson has seven. Davis and Christianson have four goals apiece. Goaltender Paul Berrafato has six wins and a goal against average of 1.45. Forwards Justin Greenberg and Sean Conway each have seven points in the series. Only nine players have at least one point.

WEEKEND REWIND:The Amarillo Bulls continued their outstanding play as of late taking a pair in Wichita Falls against the Wildcats. In the first game the Bulls scored six times in the first 50 minutes and went on to beat the Wildcats 7-2. Blake Roubos has a pair of goals, while TJ Sarcona, Dan McNamara, Mike Davis, Clint Carlisle and TJ Sherman collected singles. Paul Berrafato earned the win in goal. On Saturday, four different marksmen paced the Bulls past the Wildcats 4-2. TJ Sarcona, Brady Ferguson, Tyler Gernhofer and Gage Christianson tallied for Amarillo while Collin Delia picked up the win in goal.

Meantime, the Texas Tornado lost a pair of games to the Topeka RoadRunners at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, TX. Last Thursday, Justin Greenberg, Jackson Leef and newcomer Max Shuart scored in a 5-3 loss. The following night, goals came off the sticks of Sean Conway and Brandon Hawkins in a 5-2 defeat.

WHAT IS AT STAKE:It’s a seven point lead for the Amarillo Bulls over the Texas Tornado for first in the South Division. The Bulls still have three games in hand. The Tornado lead over third place Topeka RoadRunners has been trimmed to just three points. Topeka visits Wichita Falls this weekend. As for the overall lead in the NAHL, the Bulls have a one point advantage over the Central Division leading Austin Bruins.