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
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
The ECHL playoff hunt is heating up and the San Francisco Bulls are returning a pair of key faces just in time.
With only one-third of the season remaining, the Bulls (17-22-1-5) are looking to pick up ground in the Western Conference standings and the team should be bolstered by the return of goalie Tommy Heemskerk and forward Marek Viedensky. Read More
The San Francisco Bulls fell behind in the second period and could never recover Sunday during a 4-2 loss to the Bakersfield Condors at the Cow Palace.
Bakersfield jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period on goals from Francis Verreault and Jacob Lagace only 11 seconds apart. The Condors extended their lead to 3-0 on a shorthanded goal by Nicholas Tremblay. Read More
The San Francisco Bulls kept the main area of the Cow Palace bustling this weekend, but there was no doubt the real attraction was the annual Crossroads of the West Gun Show.
Thousands of people flocked to the South Hall of the arena to purchase firearms, ammo and accessories. NRA volunteers lured prospective new members before they entered, shouting, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem," along with offering free admission for signing up. Read More
Former Sharks forward Torrey Mitchell is expected to make his debut with the San Francisco Bulls at the Cow Palace tonight against the Colorado Eagles.
The Minnesota Wild forward joined the Bulls on Monday after signing a standard ECHL player contract with the club.
“It feels good,” Mitchell said. “I’m excited to be a part of a team again.”
Mitchell said he’s conditioned himself throughout the NHL lockout, so jumping on the ice tonight shouldn’t be a problem. Read More
Hockey finally returned to the Shark Tank this week, but the San Francisco Bulls couldn’t pull out a win for the home crowd.
The Stockton Thunder defeated the Bulls 6-4 in front of 12,881 hockey-starved fans in the first ECHL game played at HP Pavilion. The Bulls are currently holding sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
Despite the loss, coach Pat Curcio said the game provided an incredible experience for his team. Read More
Andrew Crescenzi scored the game-tying goal with less than three minutes to play and Peter Sivak shelved the winner in overtime as the San Francisco Bulls knocked off the Stockton Thunder 4-3 at the Cow Palace on Thursday.
The win snapped a two game losing streak and moved the Bulls (10-14-1-2) into sixth place in the ECHL’s Western Conference. Read More
The NHL canceled games through Dec. 30, but action-starved Sharks fans will get a chance to see some hockey next week when the San Francisco Bulls roll into HP Pavilion in San Jose.
The Bulls and Stockton Thunder will face off at the Shark Tank on Monday, giving the ECHL’s newest franchise a chance to gain some exposure while Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture are sidelined by the NHL lockout. Read More
Coach Pat Curcio plans to tweak his lines for this week’s homestand to get the San Francisco Bulls back on the winning track after an 0-2-1 road trip to Las Vegas and Utah last weekend.
The Bulls’ next two opponents, the Bakersfield Condors (tonight) and the Colorado Eagles (Friday and Saturday), are deep at forward and Curcio said he needs a true checking line to slow them down. Read More