THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Odessa Jackalopes
WHERE: Ector County Coliseum, Odessa TX
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, 7:15 pm
BROADCAST OPTIONS: Fans can tune into the game 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 6:50 pm. The puck drop follows with Denis J. Puska.
BULLS BACK AT HOME SUNDAY: This series between the Bulls and the Jackalopes closes out on Sunday afternoon at 6 pm at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. It’s Faith and Family Fun Night Presented by Polk Street Methodist Church. Tickets are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket Outlets. For further information on Group Rates call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.
THE SERIES: Even though the Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes have met three times, it’s the first visit of the season to the West Texas city of Odessa. The Bulls have outscored the Jacks 9-2 in the series with the last two games being shutouts. Forward Tyler Gernhofer has two goals and two assists for four points, while Matt Sieckhaus had three helpers.
BULLS NOTES: The Amarillo Bulls enter the weekend 9-1-0 in their last 10 games, including nine victories in a row. Seventeen of the Bulls 29 wins have come when they have outshot their opponents. Forwards Brady Ferguson and Mike Davis each have six goals, while Cody Gylling, Roman Ammirato, and Carter Penzien each have three. The Amarillo Bulls and the Port Huron Fighting Falcons each have scored 27 first goals which lead the NAHL in that department. The Bulls lead the NAHL with 28 divisional wins while Fairbanks is second with 21.
SOUTH DIVISION UPDATE: It’s a 10 point lead for the Amarillo Bulls in the South Division over the Topeka Road Runners. The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees are 11 points back and the Wichita Falls Wildcats are fourth place just 15 points off the pace. The Wildcats begin a two game series against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at Kay Yeager Coliseum, while the Topeka RoadRunners start two on Saturday at home against the Lone Star Brahmas. The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees have the weekend off.