Bulls Clinch Postseason Berth with Shutout Win over Odessa
Odessa, TX - The Amarillo Bulls completed the weekend sweep of the Odessa Jackalopes and secured a spot in the postseason with a 5-0 shutout on Sunday night.
Amarillo continued its streak of offensive dominance in the first period, dominating inside of the Odessa end. The Bulls would tally the opening goal of the game when Ty Black fed the puck through the crease to Nick Stapleton who deflected it into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
The second period would see the Bulls extend their lead when Aaron White scored his eighth of the year on an early powerplay opportunity. The Bulls would extend the score to 3-0 when Lauri Sertti worked his way into the slot and wristed a shot into the back of the net.
Early in the third period, Jordan Venegoni tucked home his team-leading 24th goal of the season. With the 4-0 lead, Kyrre Hellerud would score his fourth of the season to finalize the 5-0 victory.
Charlie Glockner would stop 11 of 11 shots he faced, earning his league-leading eighth shutout and 15th victory of the season.
With the win, the Bulls are now 32-7-1-2 with 67 points and are tied for the South Division lead with the Lone Star Brahmas.
The Bulls will return home to the Budweiser Bull Pen on Friday, January 31, to take on the Corpus Christi IceRays. Mark Shelley will broadcast the game from the Spicy Mike's Bar-B-Q Broadcast Booth, and the action will begin at 7:05PM CST on 107.1 Nash Icon and Hockey TV.
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