DALY CITY — Back-to-back second-period goals by the Alaska Aces sunk the San Francisco Bulls in Game 3 of their first-round Kelly Cup playoff series against the ECHL’s top team.
The Aces bounced back from Thomas Heemskerk’s Game 2 shutout with a 4-1 win Thursday, taking a 2-1 series lead over the Bulls. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coming off one of their worst games in the last two months, the Columbus Blue Jackets were angry and hungry.The San Jose Sharks paid the price.Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his fourth career shutout — all in his last 15 games — and newcomer Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist Tuesday night, leading the Blue Jackets to a 4-0 win over the Sharks. Read More
After weeks of anticipation, the puck is finally dropping on the San Francisco Bulls’ first-ever playoff series and the team will need to play near-perfect hockey to advance. Read More
DALY CITY — Pat Curcio expects to reach a decision regarding the San Francisco Bulls No. 1 goalie in the next 10 days, and channeling his inner Jim Harbaugh, he said he intends to go with the “hot hand.” In that case, the frontrunner appears to be Thomas Heemskerk.
Heemskerk turned away 41-of-44 shots in a 6-3 win over the Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday, stopped 22-of-22 in relief of Taylor Nelson on Saturday and then saved 26-of-28 in a 3-1 loss to the Stockton Thunder on Sunday. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After the Columbus Blue Jackets’ biggest offensive outburst of the season, forward Brandon Dubinsky was asked if he saw it coming.
“Something had to give, right?” he said.
Dubinsky had a goal and an assist and the Blue Jackets dominated against the NHL’s stingiest defense in a 6-2 victory over the Sharks on Monday night. Read More
Coach Pat Curcio named defenseman Scott Langdon as the San Francisco Bulls new team captain before the team headed off to Boise for this week’s contests against the Idaho Steelheads.
Langdon, who leads the team in the plus-minus department (+12), is now the second captain in franchise history. Read More
Pat Curcio’s five-player trade with the Gwinnett Gladiators is paying off faster than he expected.
The San Francisco Bulls (15-20-1-4) won two of three games against the Stockton Thunder (21-15-4-3) over the weekend after trading team captain Justin Bowers and top-scoring defenseman Sacha Guimond, playing the gritty style of hockey that Curcio envisioned when he executed the deal. Read More
Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice.With the season on the line, the NHL and the players’ association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule. Read More
The NHL could be one step away from canceling another hockey season because of a labor fight with the players.
In the latest round of cancellations, the NHL on Thursday wiped out all games through Jan. 14. More than 50 percent of the schedule has been lost, and the rest is now in great danger, too. Read More
The San Francisco Bulls had no answer for the Stockton Thunder’s Toni Rajala, who recorded a hat trick to carry the Thunder to a 6-4 ECHL victory on Monday in front of 12,881 hockey-deprived fans at HP Pavilion in San Jose. It was the first taste of pro hockey in the South Bay all season with the NHL stuck in a lockout.
Bulls goalie Thomas Heemskerk allowed five of Stockton’s first 20 shots to get by him before he was replaced by Taylor Nelson. Read More