THE TEAMS: Topeka RoadRunners @ Amarillo Bulls
WHEN: Friday and Saturday at 7 pm
LOCATION: Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center
PROMOTIONS: FRIDAY – The Return Of The Family Four Pack Night which is four tickets, four hotdogs and four sodas for $39 and Bring A Bud Pack two tickets, two hotdogs and two sodas for $20. It’s also College Night where College and University students get in for just $5 when showing a College ID.
SATURDAY – Unique Individuals Night where the first 500 children receive a Bulls Lunch Bag. All Children are admitted free with a purchase of an Adult.
TICKET OPTIONS: Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets, including United Supermarkets. For further information on Group Rates or 2014-15 Season Tickets, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
THE SERIES: It’s the 9th and 10th meetings of the season between the rival Topeka RoadRunners and the Amarillo Bulls. After winning the first five games by a combined score of 20-4, the Bulls have lost the last three with all of them by two goals or less. Goaltender Collin Delia has three of the five wins and has allowed just three goals in those games. Paul Berrafato has two wins and a goals against average of just over two goals per game. Carter Penzien, Tyler Gernhofer each have four goals, while Cody Gylling has three. Mike Davis leads all Bulls point getters with nine including eight helpers.
Tyler Poulsen is the leading point getter for the RoadRunners with five goals and an assist for six points. Goaltender PJ Bridges has the three Topeka victories and has 1.94 GAA.
UNUSUAL MONTH ENDS: The Amarillo Bulls had an unusual month of February playing just five games and posting a mark of 4-1. The Bulls had two full weekends off with no games. It’s the least amount of games the Bulls have played in a month this season.
BULLS NOTES: Forward and Team Captain Mike Davis is in the hunt for the North American Hockey League’s scoring title. Davis trails Alec Butcher of the Kenai River Brown Bears by three points. Forward Tyler Gernhofer leads the NAHL in goal production with 28, while Davis is third in assists. The Bulls have 35 Divisional wins that leads the entire NAHL. The Bulls are ranked second in goals for behind the Fairbanks IceDogs and second in goals against behind the Minnesota Wilderness.
WHAT IS AT STAKE: The Amarillo Bulls have a narrow five point lead over the Topeka RoadRunners for first place in the South Division and victories this weekend could solidify their hold. Both teams have 10 games remaining in the season. The RoadRunners have a two point advantage over the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees for home ice and second place. The Wichita Falls Wildcats have an 11 point lead over the Corpus Christi IceRays for the fourth and final playoff spot and four games in hand. The Wildcats magic number is down to four.
OVERALL UPDATE: The Fairbanks Ice Dogs lead the Amarillo Bulls by seven points in the race for the NAHL overall. The Bulls have four games in hand. The Ice Dogs face the red hot Wenatchee Wild in Washington this weekend. The Wild have won four in a row.