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      Bulls host first elimination hockey game in Amarillo

      Monday night??s game will be the first ever hockey elimination game played in Amarillo.

      In their 18 year history, the Amarillo Bulls have never hosted a game five, win or go home.

      The Bulls are tied with the Topeka Roadrunners 2-2 in the South Division Final. Game five is at the Civic Center Monday at 7 p.m.

      The Roadrunners have been quite the matchup for the Bulls. Topeka won the first two games at the Civic Center, but the Bulls would return the favor winning two games in Topeka. Prior to Amarillo??s two road wins, Topeka beat Amarillo nine straight times. Now the Bulls have the scoring advantage in the series 11-10.

      So what??s the secret to their late series success?

      Bulls general manager, Rick Matchett, said it??s whatever Coach Dennis Williams said to the players after falling 2-0 in the series. Matchett said Williams remained encouraging to the team while in a tough spot.

      But the Bulls return home after tying up the series. Matchett said he hopes the community comes together to rally behind the team in this historic first for Amarillo.