Breaking News! (Friday, 9:50am)
I just heard that Sacha Guimond has been called up by the Worcester Sharks. So, the Bulls will even need more help on defense. That and they're waiting to hearing judgement on a hit Langdon gave to a Steelhead player. Cross your collective fingers!!!
It was Thirsty Thursday at the Barn, meaning Two-For-One beers, but they're not supposed to say that, so they get around it by saying they have beer specials on Thursdays.
|Captain Justin Bowers|
The Bulls played the Idaho Steelheads, who are third in the Western Conference, behind the Alaska Aces and Ontario Reign. They're a very good team, so playing them would be a true guide to how the team is doing.
The was an exciting and close battle all the way through. The Bulls lost a close one at 2-1. Taylor Nelson is doing so well at goal tending. He had 29 saves as Peter Sivak scored the teams only goal. That doesn't tell the story however. Offense and defense were on the job last night and it was so close, none of the three goals scored were easy ones. No one got away with a cheap goal. One of my friends said this was as close to an NHL game as he has seen all season.
Scot Langdon does what he does best...he fought. And what a fight it was! it was probably the best bout all season and helped get the team going, although he was tossed from the game because of it.
The team tried their best, despite a couple adversities. The flu has hit epidemic proportions all over the country and also hit the Bulls locker room. Hans Benson and Dean Ouellet were both suffering pregame and hooked into IVs.
Don't forget that the Bulls have lost some key players. Offense is off by losing both Daniil Tarasov and Andrwe Crescenzi. Those are big skates to fill. The rest of the lines will have to work a bit harder to do this. I also hear we should get a couple more players shortly. So stay tuned.
The crowds are a bit rowdier, a little louder and always fun on Thursdays. If you ever wanted a wild night AND wanted to get in a hockey game, I would suggest a Thirsty Thursday game.
Next game is Sunday afternoon against the Bakersfield Condors. The Bulls also have a team signing at Serramonte Shopping Mall Saturday from 1pm until 2pm.