The last home game was Fan Appreciation Day and the Bulls did it in style. Nope, I’m not talking about the game itself. I’ll skip over that as quickly as possible. The Bulls were shut out by the Idaho Steelheads 5-0. The team didn’t seem to have any energy as Taylor Nelson was lit up and replaced by backup goalie Travis Fullerton. The Ref seemed to not be there as well, refusing to call many obvious penalties. But, that’s the way it goes sometimes.
There were plenty of raffle prizes, including an SF Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo-signed stick, lots of ticket package giveaways and merchandise gift certificates.
There was a slight melancholy feeling in the air as well, as we all know that the season is winding down. The playoffs are coming up, but soon it will all end until the 2013-2014 season.
|Jordan Morrison & Tommy Grant|
Merchandise was on sale at great prices as the crowds lined up to take advantage of the discounts.
The Bulls’ booster club the Matadors was out in force signing up people to join the Matadors/Stampede. If you’re interested in signing up and helping support the players next season, you can fill out the questionnaire at: sfbullsstampede.com or check out the Facebook page at: facebook.com/BullsMatadors
After the end of the game, the Player Awards were given out. Captain Scott Langdon received Fan Favorite and Defensive Player of the Year, Dylan King Most Improved Player, Kris Belan Rookie of the Year, Peter Sivak Offensive Player of the Year and Dean Ouellet MVP. I was one of the presenters. It was fun to step out on the ice. I thought it would be more slippery, but after all the skating there was plenty of ice dusted up to make it safe to walk on it street shoes.
|Coach Curcio and Val during Awards Ceremony (photo: Dan Parks)|
After the awards, the entire team signed autographs in the North Hall. This was especially awesome because they had a bus to catch to Bakersfield afterwards for tonight’s last regular season game.
Be sure to listen in tonight on knbr.com or watch online through AmericanOneSports.com
It’s been an amazing season. I’ll write my complete year write-up after the playoffs. Next week, however, I’ll be posting a lot of pictures that never made it into my blogs.
Monday night is Bulls Weekly with Jason Lockhart. I don’t know who his guest is, but BE THERE!!!
Playoffs start for the Bulls in Alaska on April 5th and 6th. Then they move back to the Barn on April 10th and 11th. Be sure and order your tickets!