AMARILLO, Texas – The Amarillo Bulls picked up a 4-2 win against the Corpus Christi IceRays Friday night at the Budweiser Bull Pen at Amarillo Civic Center. The Bulls’ special teams had a perfect night, going 2-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
IceRays forward Ryan Coughlin opened the scoring on the game’s first shot at 1:17 of the first period, finishing a play off a net-front feed from Justin Thompson. Later in the period, Jordan Venegoni tied the game for Amarillo with a shot from the right wing at 10:44.
The Bulls grabbed the lead on the game’s first power play when Lauri Sertti’s shot was tipped in by Niclas Puikkonen at 1:33 of the second period.
Sertti then added one of his own on a power play goal at 2:14 of the third period. Nick Trela added a tally to put the Bulls up 4-1 at 11:49. IceRays forward Cole Golden jammed in a rebound with just over six seconds remaining to send the game to a 4-2 final.
Amarillo outshot Corpus Christi 35-29 in the game, including even shot tallies of 13-13 in the second period, and 8-8 in the third period.
The IceRays and Bulls continue their four-game stretch with a 7:05 p.m. faceoff Saturday at the Budweiser Bull Pen at Amarillo Civic Center. The two teams then head to Corpus Christi to battle at the American Bank Center on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets for all 2019-20 IceRays home games are on sale now at the American Bank Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. All IceRays games can be heard on Sports Radio Corpus Christi 1230 AM – 95.1 FM – 96.1 FM (KSIX-AM/FM) and mixlr.com/icerays, and can be viewed on HockeyTV (HD iPPV). For more information on the IceRays, or to purchase tickets, visit goicerays.com or call 361-814-PUCK (7825). Stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays) and Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays).