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 new-look San Francisco Bulls kept things rolling by going up to Alaska and winning two out of three games against the first-place Aces over the weekend.
The Bulls (17-21-1-4) have now won four of five games since head coach Pat Curcio shook up the roster by sending former captain Justin Bowers and top-scoring defenseman Sacha Guimond to the Gwinnett Gladiators in return for Rylan Galiardi, Christian Ouellet and Cody Carlson. 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
The first team captain in San Francisco Bulls history, Justin Bowers, is headed to the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for three players: Rylan Galiardi, Cody Carlson and Christian Ouellet.
The Gladiators also obtained the rights to defenseman Sacha Guimond in the deal. Guimond was called up to the Worcester Sharks last week. Read More
Ryane Clowe participated in his first official hockey practice since last year’s NHL playoffs at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center on Tuesday morning. But he didn’t skate with his usual squad, the Sharks.Instead, he worked out with the club’s ECHL affiliate, the San Francisco Bulls. Read More
The expansion San Francisco Bulls slid into last place in the ECHL’s Pacific Division last weekend after dropping three straight games to the Alaska Aces.
After opening the season with six points in five games, the Bulls (2-4-0-2) were outmatched on their trip up to Anchorage, losing by scores of 4-1, 5-2 and 3-2. Read More
Pat Curcio may have had the dream of owning his own hockey team — a dream 10 years in the making — but he had no ice.
And until recently, neither did the Cow Palace.
But two years and nearly $2 million into the Canadian’s minor-league hockey endeavor, the Daly City arena is now suitable for Curcio’s ECHL squad to take the ice. Read More
The San Francisco Bulls, who kick off their inaugural season at the Cow Palace in October, will serve as the ECHL affiliate of the Sharks, both organizations announced Wednesday.
The Bulls will also serve as the primary ECHL developmental team for the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.
“To become affiliated with the San Jose Sharks is a goal we’ve had since we founded the franchise last year,” Bulls president and coach Pat Curcio said in a statement. Read More