THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Lone Star Brahmas
WHEN: Tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at 7:30 pm
WHERE: NYTEX Sports Center – North Richland Hills, TX
BROADCAST INFO: Tune in live at CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Hockey TV, beginning with The Warm-Up Show at 7:10 pm.
BULLS NEXT AT HOME: Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3rd versus the Topeka RoadRunners at 7 pm.
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: On Sunday the Bulls will welcome Mexican Luchador Wrestler The Blue Demon to town for autographs. It’s $1 hotdogs and there will be a limited amount of $8 Silver Level Tickets. To purchase tickets call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122 or visit 301 South Polk in the Amarillo Building.
THE SERIES: It’s already the 5th and 6th meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Lone Star Brahmas. After taking two of the first three meetings between the two teams, the Bulls have dropped three straight and all by two goals or less.
PRE THANKSGIVING HOCKEY: The Lone Star Brahmas began their Thanksgiving Holiday with a home game against their closest rival the Shreveport Mudbugs on Wednesday night. The hometown Brahmas surrendered two third period goals and dropped a tight 2-1 decision. Trevor Zenas scored in the first period for Lone Star, while Kieran Durgan and Dominic Procopio scored in the third period. Procopio had the game winner.
ACROSS THE SOUTH: There are two other games in the South Division this weekend as the Corpus Christi IceRays travel to Odessa to face the Jackalopes at Ector County Coliseum. Meantime, the Topeka RoadRunners return home for the first time in nearly three weeks when they host the Shreveport Mudbugs.
BULLS NEWS AND NOTES: Two Bulls players are near the top of the points parade in the league with Jon Russell tied for goals at 14 and Brendan Michaelian leading assists with 18. Russell has nine power play goals, while Michaelian has 12 power play helpers. The middle stanza continues to be a strong part of the Bulls game as they have outscored their opponents by seven goals. And have over 250 shots which is an average of 12.50 per game.
BRAHMAS NOTES: Lone Star Brahmas said goodbye to defenseman Ryan Orgel who is moving on to the University of Denver immediately, The former Wichita Falls Wildcats defenseman announced his NCAA plans earlier this week. One of the strong parts of the Brahmas games continues to be defensively as they lead the NAHL in goals against at 1:82 and shots against at 23.50.