Weekend Preview – Red Hot Bulls Host Odessa Jackalopes

THE TEAMS: ODESSA JACKALOPES AT AMARILLO BULLS

WHEN: Tomorrow (Friday) night and Saturday at 7 pm

WHERE: Budweiser Bull Pen Amarillo Civic Center

PROMOTIONS: FRIDAY — Plains Dairy Night and in honor of National Milk Day, one lucky fan could win Milk For-A-Year and other prizes. It’s also the Family-Four-Pack for $54 and the Bring-A-Bud Pack For $27. SATURDAY – Teenage Ninja Turtles Costume Contest, with $10 tickets for teenagers and younger. There will be turtle races from Fish Pros.

GOT TICKETS: Purchase tickets at the Bulls Office located at 301 South Polk, Civic Center Box Office and all Panhandle Ticket locations including United Supermarkets or online at www.amarillobulls.com/tickets and www.panhandletickets.com.

BROADCAST OPTIONS: Tune into the action live on 107.1 Nash Icon, www.amarillobulls.com/listen and on PPV with Hockey TV, beginning with the Fit Omni Warm Up  Show at 6:40 pm on both nights.

 THE SERIES: It’s just the third and fourth meetings of the season between the Amarillo Bulls and the Odessa Jackalopes. The Bulls picked up three out of a possible four points during a series in Odessa back in November on Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The two teams will still meet a total of eight times between now and the end of the regular seasons.

RUNNING OF THE BULLS: Amarillo Bulls head into action with an unbeaten streak of 20 games, (no losses in regulation since October 20th), a 12-game winning streak that ties a franchise mark, and a 17-point-lead on second place in the South Division. The Bulls have allowed two goals or less in six of their last seven games.

Logan Jenuwine has five goals in his last three games, and 19 points in his last eight games. Other players on a roll right now include, Gabriel Seger and Nick Anderson with 11 and 14 points respectively, in their last eight games.

JACKALOPES NEWS AND NOTES: It’s been a tough stretch for the visiting Odessa Jackalopes who have dropped three in a row and just 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. The Jackalopes are nine points back of the fourth and final playoff spot in the South Division and seven of their 12 wins have come when they have led after the opening period. Forward Jared Christy has led the way for the Jacks with 31 points including 13 goals, while defenseman James Crossman has 10. Odessa is the second most penalized team in the league behind their South Division opponent Shreveport Mudbugs.

ACROSS THE SOUTH: There are two other South Division match-ups this weekend as the Lone Star Brahmas entertain the Topeka Pilots at NYTEX Sports Center in North Richland Hills, TX. The two teams are tied for third place with 34 points. The Shreveport Mudbugs head south to take on the Corpus Christi IceRays in a key match-up there as both teams are tied for second place with 37 points.