THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls At Odessa Jackalopes
WHEN AND TIME: Friday and Saturday — 7 pm
LOCATION: Ector County Coliseum.
BROADCAST INFO: Pregame coverage at 6:45 pm with The Bulls Warm Up Show and Denis J. Puska on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey.
THE SERIES: These are the final two regular season meetings between the Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes. The Bulls have dominated the series with 10 straight wins outscoring the Jackalopes 48-13 in the process. Mike Davis and Tyler Deresky each have six goals versus Odessa, while TJ Sarcona has 15 points. Thirteen of the 48 goals in the series have come via special teams.
ROAD TRIP BEGINNINGS: The Amarillo Bulls split a pair of games with the Corpus Christi IceRays on Tuesday and Wednesday at American Bank Center as the four game road swing began. On Tuesday, the Bulls dropped a 4-1 decision to the IceRays. Matt Sieckhaus scored the lone goal for Amarillo in the second period to cut the deficit to 2-1 at the time. On Wednesday morning, the Bulls erupted for four goals in the third period to beat Corpus Christi 5-1. Clint Carlisle, Blake Roubos, Dan McNamara, Omar Mullan and Brady Ferguson notched the goals in support of Paul Berrafato.
SOUTH DIVISION UPDATE: It’s a double-digit lead of 10 points for the Amarillo Bulls over the second place Topeka RoadRunners for first place in the South Division. The RoadRunners entertain the Wichita Falls Wildcats for two games at Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena. The Texas Tornado and Corpus Christi IceRays have the weekend off. The IceRays own a seven point lead over the Wildcats for the fourth and final playoff spot.
STATS, ETC: The Amarillo Bulls are 8-2 in their last 10 games, outscoring their opponents 34-17. TJ Sarcona and Blake Roubos each have five goals and goaltender Paul Berrafato has seven wins and a goals against average of 1.38. Forward Ryan Cole has two shorthanded goals on the road, while seven players each have two power play goals.