Back home facing in state rival Huntsville Havoc the Bulls open first period scoring as Shane Topf muscles one in with assists from Andrew Darrigo and Graham Yeo (7:59). Josh Harris adds a goal with assists from Shane Topf and Justin Larson (4:12) to put the Bulls up by 2. Huntsville pulls within one with 14 seconds left in the 1st and they’ll go to break 2-1. Shots for the first frame go to the Bulls 17-12.
Steven Phee adds a pair of goals in the second. The first at 12:12 with assists from Shane Topf and Graham Yeo and an unassisted goal at 2:14. Much fewer shots this period but the Bulls have the edge 7-6.
Lots of great hockey in the 3rd but no goals. The Bulls again out shot the Havoc 14-12 and pick up 2 pts. for the win. The intensity on the ice flooded to the crowd of 2,516 or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, the rivalry dynamic takes a turn and will only get bigger from here. Mavric Parks gets the 4-1 win stopping 29 of 30 shots.
The Bulls are on the road to Fayetteville and Roanoke next weekend and return home on February 2nd and 3rd. Hope to see you all there. Go Bulls!!