The George M. Sullivan Sports Arena will be hosting a series of exciting ice hockey games between East Coast Hockey League teams namely the San Francisco Bulls and Alaska Aces. Over the years, these two teams have competed against each other in multiple showcases. In 2013, the teams clashed at the Sullivan Arena and Cow Palace playing a total of five games. These games have put the Alaska Aces in the lead with five points as compared to San Francisco Bulls’ four points. The 2014 season is scheduled to present seven more adrenaline pumping events where these two professional ice hockey franchises will be battling it out. San Francisco Bulls tickets will surely attract ice hockey fans from these two regions.
About the Host Venue
The forthcoming string of ice hockey showdowns are expected to be held at the George M. Sullivan Sports Arena. Situated in Anchorage, Alaska, the arena is one of the city’s most renowned sports venues and is also known to hold musical events, boxing and wrestling tournaments and basketball games. With a capacity that can seat up to 8900 spectators for one single showcase, the Sullivan Arena has been named after George M. Sullivan, ex-mayor of Anchorage. Owned by the municipality of Anchorage with operating rights under the banner of SMG, the Sullivan Arena presents over thirty two thousand square feet of land. Expected to undergo renovations that will cost approximately twenty five million dollars, the Sullivan Arena will be closed for a short period of time during the fall of 2014. With its Olympic-sized ice rink, the George M. Sullivan Arena has hosted ice hockey playoffs between teams namely Las Vegas, Alaska Aces, UAA Seawolves, Northern Michigan, Idaho and Stockton to name a few. This time the vicinity is inviting ice hockey fans to witness multiple games between the San Francisco Bulls and the Alaska Aces.
The San Francisco Bulls
Established in 2011, the San Francisco Bulls is a minor ice hockey franchise that competes in East Coast Hockey League’s Western Conference of the Pacific Division. Based in the Daly City of California, the San Francisco Bulls are currently affiliated with the San Jose Sharks and the Worcester Sharks of the National Hockey League. With the Cow Palace as the team’s current home arena, the San Francisco Bulls is currently owned by Angela Batinovich, Elouise and Pat Curcio, Peter Higley and Shmuel Farhi. Since 1995, the San Francisco Bulls became the first ice hockey to represent the City of San Francisco when the San Francisco Spiders that were a part of the International Hockey League folded. Playing their debut game against the Bakersfield Condors on 12th October, 2012, the Bulls showcased their talent in front of an audience of 8277. By the end of the season, forward player Torrey Mitchell signed a contract to leave the Minnesota Wild and join the San Francisco Bulls. In his first game with the team he scored the team’s one and only regulation goal. With Pat Curcio’s acting not only as the Bulls’ head coach but also the general manager, the team is practicing to take down one of its fiercest rivals in a series of regular season ice hockey games.
Current Roster & Records
The current roster of the San Francisco Bulls consists of wringers namely Kris Belan, Nick Czinder, Brett Findlay, Luke Judson and Danick Paquette; defencemen namely Josh Kidd, Dylan King, Scott Langdon and Daniel Maggio. Forward position is filled by Paul Chiasson while the center-man for the team is Anthony Perdicaro. Lastly Tyler Beskorowany is the Bulls’ current goal tender. Supporting the colors orange, gold, black and white, San Francisco Bulls’ current season score is 12-18-4-1. Players who are leading the current season include the most number of goals (17) and greatest number of points (28) made by Tyler Gron and the most number of assists made by Brett Findlay and Dean Quellet, both with 16 assists. Watch your favorite players compete in a series of upcoming games as the San Francisco Bulls prepare to take down Alaska Aces.