Bulls Add Ryan Garlock, Win Two of Three

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(Originally published at Inside Hockey)

The San Francisco Bulls have won two of their last three games, after losing two of three to the Aces. They won at home against the third place Colorado Eagles, and on the road against their nearby rivals and last season’s Western Conference Champions, the Stockton Thunder. In between those wins, they lost on the road to the Bakersfield Condors, who are tied with the Bulls in points but have three games in hand on San Francisco.
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Slow Starts Cost Bulls Against Aces

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(Originally published at Inside Hockey)

The Alaska Aces may not be the runaway ECHL points leaders they were last season, but they still occupy a special, dark place in the hearts of the San Francisco Bulls and their fans. Last weekend’s trio of games at the Cow Palace did little to change that. Despite a stunning comeback from the Bulls in the middle game, the Bulls only earned two points in three games. Continue reading

SF Bulls End Road Trip 2-5-1

The San Francisco Bulls finished their season-opening road trip with a 2-0 loss to the Ontario Reign. The two goals were scored by rookie Zach O’Brien and Dan DaSilva, previously of the Worcester Sharks. It was O’Brien’s first pro goal and DaSilva’s was into an empty net.

Ironically, the Wednesday game was one of the Bulls’ better showings of the season. From what Bulls Alternate Captain Jordan Morrison said during the intermission report,  the team was probably up for a game against a team they never beat on the road last season:

It’s a new season, first game against these guys this year, obviously we both have new squads. I think we’re going to just go out there and test the waters tonight, see what each team is about, and hopefully start the year off on the right foot. I know it was difficult here last year, they had a great season, great team last year, but like I said it’s a new year. Continue reading