San Francisco Bulls defenseman #47 Dylan King plays the puck as Alaska Aces forward #44 Shawn Skelly looks on during the October 28, 2012 game at Sullivan Arena. Mandatory credit: Erin Hooley.

Friday Night on Ice: San Francisco Bulls Vs. Alaska Aces

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Today the San Francisco Bulls are on the road to Alaska to take on the Aces.  They also bring with them a 15-20-1-4 record that has them currently in fourth place in the ECHL’s Pacific Division.  Furthermore, the Bulls are positioned eight overall in the Western Conference.  While the hosts of the night have an impressive 31-10-0-2 record on the season.  In addition, the Aces are currently the leaders of the Mountain Division and leading the ECHL with 64 points to their credit.

As of today, the Aces are leading the season series against the San Francisco Bulls 3-0-0-0, all of which were back in October when the Bulls first visited Sullivan Arena.  Tonight’s contest is the fourth of nine matchups between the two clubs.

The Bulls are currently ridding a two game winning streak after they recently defeated the Stockton Thunder in back to back games.  Their most recent 5-2 win was back January 20, 2013 before the ECHL All Star Break.  In that contest, San Francisco received contributions from five different players over their victory against the Thunder.  Newcomers Rylan Galiardi, Sebastian Trudeau, and Cody Carlson each score their first goals with the franchise, while both Sivak and Morrison scored.

Peter Sivak scored his 18th goal of the season and extended his goal scoring streak to an outstanding six games.  His streak is the longest in the ECHL.  As for Morrison he added his 11th goal, while Bulls net minder Taylor Nelson turned away 24 of 26 shots he faced.

The Bulls welcome back Dean Ouellet who recently participated in the 20th ECHL All-Star Game presented by University Colorado Health on Wednesday in Loveland, CO at the Budweiser Events Center.  In that contest, Ouellet posted +3 rating for the All Stars.  The Colorado Eagles were defeated by the All Stars 7-3.  Currently Ouellet is now tied with Sivak with 18 goals apiece on the season.

 

Current Stats Report:

 

San Francisco Bulls winger #91 Peter Sivak. Mandatory Credit: San Francisco Bulls media department.

Bulls Leaders

Goals: Peter Sivak, Dean Ouellet – 18

Assists: Peter Sivak, Rob Kwiet – 19

Points: Peter Sivak – 37

Plus/Minus: Scott Langdon – +14

PIM: Kris Belan – 105

Wins: Thomas Heemskerk – 11

GAA: Bryan Hince – 2.81

Save %: Bryan Hince – 0.916

Shutouts: Bryan Hince – 1

 

Who’s Hot

Peter Sivak – 12 points (8g, 4a) in the past 10 games

Jordan Morrison – 10 points (4g, 6a) in the past 10 games

 

Alaska Aces forward #42 Nick Mazzolini. Mandatory credit: Alaska Aces media department.

Alaska Leaders

Goals: Nick Mazzolini – 23

Assists: Alexandre Imbeault – 21

Points: Nick Mazzolini – 42

Plus/Minus: Kane Lafranchise, Corey Syvret – +10

PIM: Chris Clackson – 132

Wins: Mark Guggenberger – 16

GAA:  Mark Guggenberger – 2.26

Save %: Mark Guggenberger – 0.912

Shutouts: Mark Guggenberger – 3

 

Who’s Hot

Bobby Hughes – 10 points (3g, 7a) in the past 10 games

Nick Mazzolini – 9 points (5g, 4a) in the past 11 games

 

****Official Statistic’s Report courtesy of the San Francisco Bulls****

Link to stats report: http://sfbulls.com/news/bulls-open-three-game-set-against-aces-in-alaska/

 

Tonight’s matchup has a 8:15p PST puck drop and is broadcasted on both KNBR.com and America One Sports.com.

 

LET’S GO BULLS!!!!!!!

 

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