San Francisco Bulls
|San Francisco Bulls|
|City||Daly City, California|
|Home arena||Cow Palace|
|Colors||Old Gold, Orange, Black, White
|Owner(s)||Pat and Elouise Curcio (Utah Sports Management)
Shmuel Farhi (Farhi Holdings)
Peter Higley (Pickle Barrel)
|General manager||Pat Curcio|
|Head coach||Pat Curcio|
|Media||San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Examiner
Comcast Hometown Network
|Affiliates||San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Worcester Sharks (AHL)
|2012-present||San Francisco Bulls|
The San Francisco Bulls are a professional minor ice hockey team of the ECHL located in Daly City, California, serving the San Francisco Bay Area market. They are an affiliate to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League and the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.
Beginning with the 2012–13 season, the Bulls began playing their home games at the Cow Palace (former home of their NHL affiliate, the San Jose Sharks), which is right on the Daly City/San Francisco border. To accommodate the Bulls, the team spent $2 million installing a new ice system and a custom-made 360-degree wraparound LED video scoreboard with its game presentation system and ten sets of speaker arrays. The center hung video board has a 360 degree view for game presentation and full timekeeping and statistics. The new Colosseo Cube scoreboard had to be custom built by Colosseo USA because of the weight limitations on the 71-year-old building's roof. The Cow Palace made steel support beams and installed them in the rafters to help provide the additional support.
The Bulls made their debut on October 12, 2012 with a 4-3 loss to the Bakersfield Condors in front of a capacity crowd of 8,277 at the Cow Palace.
Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Minnesota Wild forward Torrey Mitchell, who was a former San Jose Shark, signed a standard contract with the Bulls on December 31, 2012. He played his first official game as a Bull two days later and scored the only regulation goal for the team in a 2-1 shootout loss at home.
Updated August 27, 2013.
|43||Canada !||Belan, KrisKris Belan||6.0 !LW||L||26||2012||Florence, Ontario||Bulls|
|Canada !||Beskorowany, TylerTyler Beskorowany||1.0 !G||R||23||2013||Sudbury, Ontario||Bulls|
|Canada !||Chiasson, PaulPaul Chiasson||3.0 !F||R||24||2013||Toronto, Ontario||Bulls|
|23||United States !||Czinder, NickNick Czinder||7.0 !RW||R||21||2013||West Bloomfield, Michigan||Bulls|
|44||Canada !||Findlay, BrettBrett Findlay||6.0 !LW||L||21||2013||Echo Bay, Ontario||Bulls|
|Canada !||Judson, LukeLuke Judson||7.0 !RW||R||22||2013||Emo, Ontario||Bulls|
|Canada !||Kidd, JoshJosh Kidd||2.0 !D||R||25||2013||Sundridge, Ontario||Bulls|
|47||Canada !||King, DylanDylan King||2.0 !D||L||23||2012||Thessalon, Ontario||Bulls|
|24||Canada !||Langdon, ScottScott Langdon (C)||2.0 !D||L||28||2012||Ancaster, Ontario||Bulls|
|Canada !||Maggio, DanielDaniel Maggio||2.0 !D||R||22||2013||Windsor, Ontario||Bulls|
|Canada !||Paquette, DanickDanick Paquette||7.0 !RW||R||23||2013||Montreal, Quebec||Bulls|
|United States !||Perdicaro, AnthonyAnthony Perdicaro||4.0 !C||L||24||2013||East Rockaway, New York||Bulls|
- Randy, Thompson. "Bulls Unveil Multi-Million dollar improvements". Pro Hockey News. Pro Hockey News. Retrieved Sept. 7, 2012.
- Press release (July 11, 2012). "Sharks announce affiliation with ECHL's San Francisco Bulls". San Jose Sharks. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
- Staff report (September 20, 2011). "Minor league hockey team coming to San Francisco". San Francisco Examiner. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
- Press release (November 29, 2011). "Pro hockey returns to San Francisco after more than 15 years". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012.
- "Bulls Sign Former Sharks Fan Favorite Torrey Mitchell". San Francisco Bulls Pro Hockey (Official Site). 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- "Torrey Mitchell Scores in Bulls Debut, a 2-1 Shootout Loss to Colorado". San Francisco Bulls Pro Hockey (Official Site). 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
- "San Francisco Bulls Roster". 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
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