Weekend Preview – Bulls Visit Shreveport

THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls @ Shreveport Mudbugs

WHERE: George’s Pond – Hirsch Coliseum

WHEN: Tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7:11 pm and Sunday at 2 pm

BROADCAST OPTIONS: Tune in live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, online at www.amarillobulls.com and on PPV with Hockey TV, beginning with the Bulls Warm Up Show at 6:45 pm on Saturday and 1:40 pm on Sunday.

NEXT AT HOME: The Amarillo Bulls return home on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 31 when they host the Odessa Jackalopes at 7 pm at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.

GOT TICKETS: Tickets for all home games are available at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations, including United Supermarkets. Fans can also call the Bulls Office at 806-242-1122.

THE SERIES: It’s the third and fourth meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Shreveport Mudbugs. The Bulls dropped both games last weekend in Amarillo 4-3 in overtime and 5-0.

WHAT’S AT STAKE: The Amarillo Bulls head into the game in fifth place and are 3-3-0-1 on the road in the South Division. The Mudbugs have a seven point lead on the Brahmas for first place.

BULLS NOTES: Heading into action on Saturday night, the Bulls are 3-4-2-1 in their last 10 games, but have the fewest games played of any team in the division. Goaltender Jason Grande has moved into fourth in minutes played in the league with 1,089 and is tied for 2nd in shutouts with four. After allowing their first shorthanded goal of the season last weekend, the Bulls dropped into a tie for 2nd in that category. The Bulls have only trailed twice heading into the third period on the road this season and have yet to lose a game in regulation when leading going into the final 20 minutes.

 IN THE SOUTH LAST NIGHT: The Shreveport Mudbugs suffered their first regulation loss in 12 games by falling 3-0 in North Richland Hills to the Lone Star Brahmas. Aiden Spellacy, Chad Pletzke and Connor Stuart scored for the Brahmas, while Mitchell Gibson posted the shutout. Meantime, the Odessa Jackalopes continued on their role by rallying past the Corpus Christi IceRays 4-3 in a shootout. Peyton Frantti tallied twice for Odessa while Zac Heintz and Petr Miko had the others. Miko’s goal was the winner in the shootout. The Topeka RoadRunners dropped a 4-2 decision in Springfield to the Junior Blues. Dallas Tulik and Hugh Quinn netted goals for Topeka.