THE MATCH-UP: Topeka RoadRunners @ Amarillo Bulls
LOCATION: Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center
GAME DATES: Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Face-off both nights at 7 pm
BROADCAST INFO: Both games air live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey, beginning with the Wayland Baptist University Warm-Up Show at 6:45 pm. Denis J. Puska has the play-by-play call to follow.
THE PROMOTIONS: Friday – The return of the Family Four Pack and Bring A Buddy Night. For just $39 fans can receive four tickets, four hotdogs and four sodas, while for $20 it’s two tickets, two hotdogs and two sodas. Saturday – fans who purchase an adult ticket can get a child’s ticket for free.
TICKET INFO: Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets, including United Supermarkets. Fans can also visit www.panhandletickets.com and order tickets. Full and Partial Plans are still available for the entire season, please call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
THE SERIES: This is the first of 12 meetings between the Amarillo Bulls and the Topeka RoadRunners. Eight of the first 12 will take place in a 10 week span, and then the two teams won’t see one another until March. After this weekend, the RoadRunners return to Amarillo on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 before the teams clash in Topeka on Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. There is one other showdown on the stretch on Friday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14 in Kansas.
WHAT’S IN A SCHEDULE: It’s the first of a four game home stand for the Amarillo Bulls with the Corpus Christi IceRays closing it out next weekend. After that stretch the Bulls will play eight of their next 10 away from the cozy confines of the Amarillo Civic Center. This is the first road trip of the season for the Topeka RoadRunners which played their first seven games on home ice at Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena.
STATS, ETC…ETC: The Amarillo Bulls and the Topeka RoadRunners have combined for 28 goals in the final 40 minutes of play while yielding just 33. All five of the Bulls victories have come when they have scored the game’s first goal, while the RoadRunners have failed to win a game when trailing after 40 minutes of play.