Friday Night On Ice: San Francisco Bulls Vs. Idaho Steelheads

Scott Langdon(24) dives to block a shot on goal by Idaho’s Justin Dowling(10) as the Idaho Steelheads face the San Francisco Bulls at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Friday, November 16, 2012. Mandatory Credit: SFBay

 

Tonight the San Francisco Bulls embark on a six game road trip which starts with a stop in the “Gem State” as they take on the Idaho Steelheads for a two game mini series.  The last time these two clubs faced each other was back on February 12th and 13th.  In that short two game set, each team earned a split.  The Steelheads took the first game by a 3-2 final and the Bulls captured game two by defeating Idaho 6-3.

This week the San Francisco Bulls were very active in the trade department as they made a series of trade to help refine their offense unit.  On Tuesday they made their first trade when Pat Curcio dealt Martin Lee and Alex Tuckerman to the Utah Grizzlies in return for Calgary Flames prospect Bryan Cameron.  Over the past 10 games, Cameron has been hot and has posted nine points which includes three goals and six assists.  Pat Curcio made another move on Wednesday when he dealt Rylan Galiardi who is the brother of San Jose Sharks forward T.J. Galiardi to the Idaho Steelheads that involved a future considerations condition.  The two clubs completed the deal on Thursday when the Dallas Stars assigned forward Tristan King to San Francisco.  Tristan King on the season has been tallying just over a point per game pace.  Furthermore, is noteworthy to mentioned that in the past five games, King has posted 10 points that consists of four goals and six assists.  Both Cameron and King will add their scoring touches to San Francisco’s roster.  In addition, the Bulls newest pick ups will join them on the six game roadie.

In their last game, the Bulls were unable to comeback against the Stockton Thunder who scored two goals in the second frame and ended up loosing to their rivals from the east by a 3-1 final.  In that contest the lone goal scorer was Jordan Morrison who tallied his 15th goal of the season.  His lone strike was assisted by both Rob Kwiet and Mikael Tam.  Other notables worth mentioning was Bulls net minder Thomas Heemskerk had a very solid outing against Stockton as he managed to close the door on 26 of 28 shots he faced.  After being back from his injury on February 6th, Heemskerk has stopped 110 of 120 pucks.  Moreover, in his last three starts he has been stellar, turning away 89 of 94 shots which includes a .947 save percentage in those last three contests.

The Idaho Steelheads have a strong hold on third place in the Western Conference with 73 points.  They sit four points back of the Ontario Reign, and eight points ahead of the Stockton Thunder.  The San Francisco Bulls are in eighth place in the Western conference with 45 points, and are just two points back of the seventh place Utah Grizzlies.

 

Official Leaders Report:

 

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

Bulls Leaders

Goals: Peter Sivak – 26

Assists: Rob Kwiet – 23

Points: Peter Sivak – 46

Plus/Minus: Scott Langdon – +11

PIM: Kris Belan – 130

Wins: Thomas Heemskerk – 12

GAA: Thomas Heemskerk – 3.15

Save %: Thomas Heemskerk – 0.902

Shutouts: N/A

 

Who’s Hot

Peter Sivak – 9 points (8g, 1a) in the past 10 games

Dean Ouellet – 8 points (4g, 4a) in the past 10 games

 

Idaho Steelheads forward #27 Austin Smith. Mandatory Credit: Idaho Steelheads/Texas Stars media department.

Idaho Leaders

Goals: Austin Smith – 19

Assists: Justin Dowling – 33

Points:   Justin Dowling – 46

Plus/Minus: Matt Case – +31

PIM: Scott Todd – 145

Wins: Josh Robinson – 19

GAA: Josh Robinson – 2.86

Save %: Josh Robinson – 0.919

Shutouts: Josh Robinson, Tyler Beskorowany – 1

 

Who’s Hot

David de Kastrozza – 14 points (7g, 7a) in the past 10 games

Brett Robinson – 11 points (2g, 9a) in the past 10 games

 

Tonight’s contest has 6:10p PST puck drop and can be heard on KNBR.com.  In addition, the game is available to America One Sports subscribers on Americaonesports.com.

 

LET’S GO BULLS!!!!!!!

 

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