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Amarillo Bulls

Amarillo Bulls
City Amarillo, Texas
League NAHL
Division South
Founded 2010
Home arena Amarillo Civic Center
Colors

Scarlet Red, Navy Blue, and Gold


              
Owner(s) Consolidated Sports Holdings USA, Inc. (Bill Yuill, CEO; Gary Gelinas, President)
General manager Jon Rogger (2014-15)
Head coach Jon Rogger (2014-15)
Media Denis Puska
Franchise history
2008-2010 Albert Lea Thunder
2010-future Amarillo Bulls

The Amarillo Bulls are a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based out of Amarillo, Texas. A member of the North American Hockey League's South Division, the team play their home games in the Amarillo Civic Center.[1] The team announced the new coach as Denis Williams, former NCAA Division I coach at Bowling Green.[2] Following the 2013-2014 season Coach Williams was named as the Head Coach of the expansion Bloomington Thunder of the USHL, a higher division team and a recent addition to the Consolidated Sports Holdings portfolio.

Franchise history

The franchise joined the NAHL as the Albert Lea Thunder, located in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 2008. during the second season, issues with ownership forced the league to step in.[3] Following the 2009-10 season, On May 11, 2010, it was reported that the team had found new owners and would relocate to Texas for the 2010-2011 season.[4] Their roster was officially sold to the Amarillo, TX franchise on May 26, 2010. On June 18, 2010 the team announced the new name, logo and colors of the team after a name-the-team contest.[5] On May 13, 2013, the Bulls captured their first Robertson Cup Championship defeating the Wenatchee Wild 5-0 in the championship game.

Season records

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Albert Lea Thunder
2008-09 58 4 49 5 13 112 309 1,497 5th, Central did not qualify
2009-10 58 19 34 5 43 153 231 1,345 4th, Central lost in 1st Round
Amarillo Bulls
2010-11 58 36 16 6 78 209 171 1,637 2nd, South lost Robertson Cup Semi
2011-12 60 46 7 7 99 263 136 1,550 1st, South lost in Robertson Cup Semi
2012-13 60 46 7 7 99 248 118 1,268 1st, South Won Robertson Cup
2013-14 60 40 15 6 86 207 120 1,395 1st, South lost in Division Final
  • 2010
First Round - Bismarck Bobcats defeated Albert Lea Thunder 3-games-to-0
  • 2011
Div. Semi-Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Texas Tornado 3-games-to-1
Div. Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Topeka RoadRunners 3-games-to-2
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Amarillo Bulls 1 win 2 loss qualify for semi-finals (Warriors 5-2, RoadRunners 5-3, Ice Dogs 1-2)
Robertson Cup Semi-Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Amarillo Bulls 6-2 score
  • 2012
Div. Semi-Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Odessa Jackalopes 3-games-to-1
Div. Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Topeka RoadRunners 3-games-to-1
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Amarillo Bulls 1 win 2 loss qualify for semi-finals (Tornado 3-2, Ice Dogs 1-3, Bobcats 2-6, )
Robertson Cup Semi-Finals - St. Louis Bandits defeated Amarillo Bulls 3-2 score
  • 2013
Div. Semi-Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Corpus Christi IceRays 3-games-to-1
Div. Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Texas Tornado 3-games-to-0
Robertson Cup Round Robin - Amarillo Bulls 2 win 1 loss qualify for finals (Ironmmen 2-1, Bobcats 2-1, Wild 0-7)
Robertson Cup Finals - Amarillo Bulls defeated Wenatchee Wild 5-0 score - NAHL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
  • 2014
Div. Semi-Final - Amarillo Bulls defeated Wichita Falls Wildcats 3-games-to-0
Div. Final - Topeka RoadRunners defeated Amarillo Bulls 3-games-to-2

References

  1. ^ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=1616
  2. ^ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=1641
  3. ^ NAHL finds Thunder guilty of pay-to-play
  4. ^ Albert Lea, Mason City Lose NAHL Teams
  5. ^ http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=1643

External links

  • Official Website
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