AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls earned a split against the Topeka Road Runners in Kansas over the holiday weekend. The 4-1 victory on Friday night was the Bulls 20th of the season. The following night the Bulls third period rally fell short in a 4-3 loss to the RoadRunners. The Bulls have a record of 20-5-1 and lead the South Division by eight points over a trio of teams including the Wichita Falls Wildcats, Topeka RoadRunners and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. The Bulls have a record of 6-2 in Thanksgiving Holiday games.
It’s a busy weekend for the Bulls with three games in three nights. The action heats up on Friday and Saturday at NYTEX Center in North Richland Hills against the Lone Star Brahmas at 7:30 pm. The Bulls return home to the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center to face the Odessa Jackalopes at 6 pm on Sonic Sunday.
Here is a look at the week ahead:
BULLS RADIO SHOW WITH BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Details of Sonic Sunday will be announced tonight on the Amarillo Bulls Radio Show that will air live from Seven Grill and Bar located on Soncy Road in Amarillo. Join host Denis J. Puska along with Bulls Vice President-General Manager Rick Matchett for the special announcement. The player spotlight section focuses on Carter Penzien and newcomer Patrick Pollock. Listen to the Bulls Radio Show in person or live on CBS Sports Radio 1440, and at www.amarillobulls.com.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, & SATURDAY, DEC. 7 @ LONE STAR BRAHMAS, 7:30 PM: Not since opening week have the Amarillo Bulls played three games in a row. That will be the case this weekend as the Bulls and Lone Star Brahmas start a big stretch. The Wayland Baptist University Warm Up Show begins coverage on Friday and Saturday at 7:15 pm from NYTEX Center. The puck drop is at 7:30 pm
SONIC SUNDAY, DEC. 8 VS. ODESSA JACKALOPES, 6 PM: It’s the fourth annual Sonic Sunday as the Amarillo Bulls host the Odessa Jackalopes at 6 pm at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. All tickets to the game are free.
BULLS IN THE COMMUNITY: The Bulls Against Bullying Program visited Johnny Allen-6th Grade Camps on Monday afternoon and staff members spoke at the Downtown Kiwanis Club. The city’s annual Electric Lights Parade is set for Friday night, and the Bulls will be participating in that annual event.
AMARILLO BULLS 4 – TOPEKA ROADRUNNERS 1: A strong first period propelled the Amarillo Bulls past the Topeka RoadRunners. The Bulls netted four first period goals including two in the first five minutes. Defense, special teams and great goaltender from Collin Delia took over after that. Tyler Gernhofer, Brett Szajner, Roman Ammirato, and Brady Ferguson notched goals for the Bulls. Forward Mike Davis collected three assists.
TOPEKA ROADRUNNERS 4 – AMARILLO BULLS 3: The Amarillo Bulls had a good third period rally fall short on Saturday night. The turning point in the game was three RoadRunner markers in the second period that snapped a 1-1tie. Roman Ammirato, Timmy Moore and Carter Penzien tallied for the Bulls, while goaltender Paul Berrafato took the loss.