December 7, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) - San Francisco Bulls
San Francisco Bulls (9-12-1-2, fifth place, Western Conference) vs.
Colorado Eagles (8-10-1-2, sixth place, Western Conference)
When: Friday, December 7 at 7:15 pm
Where: Cow Palace
Watch: Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104), Americaonesports.com
Promotion: Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Seton Medical Center
Tonight's Matchup: This is the third of seven meetings between the San Francisco Bulls and the Colorado Eagles. It is the first of four meetings at the Cow Palace. The Bulls are 0-2-0-0 against the Eagles this season, losing twice in Loveland, Colorado in the beginning of November. Michael Forney recorded seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in the two Colorado wins.
The Bulls play their second of four games in their home stand at the Cow Palace tonight, following a 4-1 win over the Bakersfield Condors at home on Wednesday. Peter Sivak scored two goals and Daniil Tarasov produced a goal and two assists. Justin Bowers also pitched in with two assists in the Bulls' fourth consecutive win on home ice. Dean Ouellet continued with his hot hand, scoring his team-leading 14th goal of the season. His 14 goals are tied for second in the ECHL. Thomas Heemskerk, starting in his ninth game out of the last 10, earned the victory, stopping 19 shots. One of Sivak's goals came on the power play, giving the Bulls a man-advantage goal in seven straight contests. Unfortunately, defenseman Rob Kwiet suffered an injury in the first period and did not return.
Colorado enters tonight's contest two points behind the Bulls in the Western Conference standings. They lost three consecutive games last week in Idaho against the Steelheads. They produced just six goals in the three contests, despite having the second highest goals-per-game average in the league.
The Eagles sport the top three leading scorers in the league: Chad Costello (39 points), Jack Combs (34) and Michael Forney (30). Costello was just named the ECHL Player of the Month for November, recording 29 points in 13 games. Kyle Jones leads the Eagles with five wins in goal.
Fans are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to the game to throw onto the ice, following the first Bulls goal. Seton Medical Center will donate the stuffed animals to children in need.