The Amarillo Bulls traveled down to Frisco, Texas for the first of two back to back games starting Thursday November 15th against Southern Division rival the Texas Tornado. Amarillo came to town with some confidence that carried over from their 4-2 victory over the Topeka RoadRunners, in which the Bulls dropped game 1 and came out in game two and dominated Topeka for the win.
Amarillo's biggest strength through most of this year has been staying out of the penalty box, the last game I went to these guys were almost unstoppable five on five. Just so the case of this first game against the Tornado, with the Bulls having to kill three straight penalties, with the Tornado scoring a powerplay goal on their third try. Now I'm not going to bore you with all the stats from these two games, but I must say Brandon Flood has been a standout on the Bulls roster in my eyes. Flood not a real big forward at 5' 10" 180lbs, a right hand shot out of Michigan has been a great pickup by the Bulls organization.
The Amarillo Bulls went on to defeat the Texas Tornado 5-2 in this first game, taking on the Tornado again Friday night and scoring six unanswsered goals to a 7-2 victory against the Tornado. With solid goaltending from Paul Berrafato (10-1-2) second in the league and offense from Bulls' points leader TJ Sarcona (23pts) the Bulls look poised to be a favorite this year. Now with these two victories the Bulls now move into second place, just two points behind Texas. The Amarillo Bulls coming back home today to take on a struggling Odessa Jackalopes team, the Jackalopes (4-13-2) sit at the bottom of the Southern Division. So a Bulls victory tonight would be a huge bonus after taking two points from the Tornado on the road.
I will probably be at this game tonight, which I encourage all fans that can go to tonight's game please do so and support your Amarillo Bulls. The last few Bulls games I went to the attendance was very poor, which there shouldn't be any reason for this, when you can buy tickets for as low as $12, versus the usual $90 I have paid to see the Dallas Stars play. Now I know we are talking pros and kids here, but these kids are playing right now, so go support the NAHL and their affiliates.