THE TEAMS: Amarillo Bulls At Texas Tornado
WHEN AND TIMES: Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Dr. Pepper Arena, Frisco TX
BROADCAST INFORMATION: Both games air live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, www.amarillobulls.com and PPV courtesy of Fast Hockey, beginning with the Bulls Warm Up Show at 7:15 pm on both nights.
THE SERIES: This is the 11th and 12th meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Texas Tornado. The Bulls have dominated the season series posting an 8-1-1 mark, and the only blemish on the record came when Amarillo collected just one point in Frisco back in January in a weekend trip. There have been 57 total goals scored in the series with Amarillo netting 39 of them. Forwards Mike Davis and TJ Sarcona each have four goals versus Texas. Sarcona and Gage Christianson share the lead for the team with 11 points each. Goaltender Paul Berrafato has a record of 8-0-1 and a Goals Against Average of 1.58. Justin Greenberg and Brandon Hawkins each have eight points for the Tornado. Only 10 of the Tornado players have figured in the offense.
IDENTICAL RECORDS: Should the Amarillo Bulls collect four points against the Texas Tornado then they would equal last year’s record of 46-7-7 and have the same amount of points at 99.
SOUTH DIVISION PLAYOFFS: The Amarillo Bulls are still waiting to see who their first round opponent will be in the South Division Semi-Finals. There could be a lot decided on Friday night as the Corpus Christi IceRays need a win over Odessa, and a loss by Wichita Falls at home to Topeka in regulation to firm a date with the Bulls. The other series will see the Texas Tornado face the Topeka RoadRunners in a Best-Of-Five Series. Topeka has a seven point lead for home ice with two games remaining.
TOP OF THE CHARTS: There are several categories that the Amarillo Bulls could finish in first or second in the NAHL. The Bulls have 114 goal against which ranks first, and are also No. 1 in Goals For, Goals Against, Shots For, Shots Against. In shorthanded goals for department, the Bulls are also tied for first with Corpus Christi with 12.