SAN FRANCISCO, Calif - The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today information regarding the Monday, December 17 game at HP Pavilion at San Jose between the Bulls and the Stockton Thunder. The puck drops at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm.
Parking to the game is FREE. But, driving isn’t the only way to get to HP Pavilion. Caltrain will drop you off just yards from the arena. In addition, Caltrain will hold its last train on Monday to San Francisco until 10:45 pm, if the game extends later than expected. Click here to find out more about getting to the game via Caltrain.
With the expectation of a long Will Call process, the Will Call windows at HP Pavilion will open at 4:30 pm. We recommend you arriving early to limit your wait time on line. Also, we encourage you to patronize the local businesses before and after the game.
Prior to the game, a Toys for Tots Drive will also be taking place. Bring a new and unwrapped toy to be entered into a raffle to win prizes at the game. For those interested, the Chuck-A-Puck game will occur post-game.
And for those looking to grab some Bulls gear for the holidays, Bulls merchandise will be for sale during the HP Pavilion game.
In celebration of hockey in the Bay Area, HP Pavilion will host its first-ever ECHL game. It will be the first ECHL game hosted by an NHL arena since the Peoria Rivermen took on the Wheeling Nailers at the Mellon Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 20, 2002. The Bulls and Sharks connection now comes full circle. The Sharks played their first two seasons (1991-93) at the Cow Palace, before moving to San Jose.
SF Bulls Season Tickets start at less than $12 per seat and include the first four games of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, savings on parking, and special invitations to “Meet The Team” and Chalk Talk Events. Individual tickets are now on sale. Click here to find out more or call 415-469-9843.
About the ECHL
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/