Tonight the San Francisco Bulls continue their road trip with stop in West Valley City as they face off against the Utah Grizzlies. This marks game three of a six game trek away from the Cow Palace for the Bulls. Following tonights contest, the Bulls will go to Colorado to take on the Eagles. Tonight’s matchup is the fifth of eight scheduled meetings of the season between these two clubs. As of today, the Utah Grizzlies have a 3-1 season series lead over San Francisco. When these clubs last faced one another, the Grizzlies defeated the Bulls 3-2. In that contest, Dean Ouellet and Rob Kwiet were the two goal scorers for the Bulls.
On Saturday, San Francisco ended up earning a split in Boise against the Idaho Steelheads as they edged out the Dallas Stars affiliate in the shootout by a 4-3 final. Newly acquired forward Tristan King came up big as scored the equalizer that sent the contest into overtime. He would later add a goal in the shootout round. Bulls net minder Taylor Nelson was solid in net as he turned away 40 shots including all three in the shootout. Nelson also recorded his first shootout victory of the season. In addition, two other Bulls players had a night of first’s as defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin and forward Bryan Cameron scored their first maker with the Bulls. Defenseman Rob Kwiet continued his offensive production as he registered his 24th assist of the season. Furthermore, another Bulls player had a night of first’s as Dylan King tallied his first assist of the year.
Tonight the Bulls will square against former teammates Alex Tuckerman and Martin Lee for the first time. Both Tuckerman and Lee were involved in a trade that brought Bryan Cameron to San Francisco, the same thing will apply to Cameron as he faces his old club since the trade.
As of today, the Bulls maintain their six point cushion over the Bakersfield Condors with 47 points to their credit. In addition, the Bulls are currently in fourth place of the ECHL’s Pacific division with 20-28-1-6 record and an eighth overall spot in the Western Conference. For the Utah Grizzlies, they have 49 points just two in front of the Bulls and seventh overall in the West. Moreover, the Grizzlies are currently in last place in the ECHL’s Mountain Division with a 21-27-3-4 record.
Official Stats Report:
Goals: Peter Sivak – 26
Assists: Rob Kwiet – 24
Points: Peter Sivak/Dean Ouellet – 46
Plus/Minus: Scott Langdon – +9
PIM: Scott Langdon – 112
Wins: Thomas Heemskerk – 12
GAA: Thomas Heemskerk – 3.19
Save %: Thomas Heemskerk – 0.901
Jordan Morrison – 7 points (4g, 3a) in the past 10 games
Christian Ouellet – 6 points (0g, 6a) in the past 10 games
Goals: Colin Vock – 20
Assists: Mitch Wahl – 40
Points: Mitch Wahl – 59
Plus/Minus: Multiple Players – 0
PIM: Tommy Maxwell – 190
Wins: Andrew Engelage – 9
GAA: Andrew Engelage – 2.83
Save %: Andrew Engelage – 0.914%
Shutouts: Andrew Engelage – 1
Mitch Wahl – 13 points (5g, 8a) in the past 10 games
Colin Vock – 7 points (3g, 4a) in the past 10 games
***Stats courtesy of the San Francisco Bulls.***
The Loan Front:
Today the Worcester Sharks sent forward Yanni Gourde to the San Francisco Bulls on a loan assignment. Yanni Gourde will be re-united with fellow teammate Mikael Tam. Gourde on the season with Worcester, has played 44 and has recorded seven goals and three assists. Prior to playing in the AHL, Gourde posted a league high 124 points in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In that same season in the QMJHL he was named league MVP.
Tonight’s contest has a 6:05p start time at the Maverik Center. The matchup can be heard on KNBR.com and for America One Sports subscribers on Americaonesports.com
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