LOVELAND, Colorado – The San Francisco Bulls were defeated 6-1 by the Colorado Eagles, Friday night at the Budweiser Events Center. The line of Chad Costello, Jack Combs and Michael Forney combined for 12 points in the victory. Chris Lawrence scored the lone goal for the Bulls in his debut.
Combs put the Eagles on top with a quick shot past Thomas Heemskerk with 6:59 left in the first period. Colorado led in shots 11-9 after 20 minutes of play.
In the second period, Aaron Schneekloth scored off of a rebound at 6:34 for a 2-0 Eagles lead. Just 1:05 later, Trent Daavettila put Colorado up 3-0 on his third goal of the season.
Colorado took a 4-0 lead on Combs’ second of the game at 4:17 of the third period. The Bulls denied Kyle Jones a shutout, when Lawrence scored on the power play. Peter Sivak and Evan Barlow recorded assists on the goal with 6:58 left in the third period. Costello and Forney tallied two more late goals to put Colorado up 6-1.
The Bulls will rematch the Eagles tomorrow at 6:05 pm in Loveland, Colorado. The Bulls return home for Bulls Hat Giveaway, presented by the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, November 9. On Saturday, November 10, it’s Schedule Poster Giveaway. Both games begin at 7:15 pm at the Cow Palace.
Bulletins: Evan Barlow has points in three straight games (2 goals, 1 assist)…The Bulls are winless in their last five games (0-4-0-1)…Chris Lawrence played his first game in over 15 months.
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The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/