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Bulls extend winning streak to four games

 

The San Francisco Bulls won all three of their games last week, extending their winning streak to four games, and improving to 5-1-0 in their last six outings. Since wrapping up their nine-game road trip on Nov. 7, the Bulls have gone 6-3-0 to improve to 8-10-2 on the season.

 

San Francisco opened last week with a 4-2 win at Bakersfield on Tuesday. Sacha Guimond and Peter Sivak each scored once and added two assists in the win, and the Bulls power play keyed the victory scoring three times in four opportunities.

 

The Bulls returned to the Cow Palace on Friday and skated away with a 5-1 win against Ontario. Marek Viedensky led the charge with five points (2g-3a), while Sivak added three points (1g-2a). Thomas Heemskerk picked up the win in net, turning aside 28 Reign shots.

 

The week ended with a 6-3 win against Stockton on Saturday. Dean Ouellet notched the first hat trick in Bulls history, while Simon Danis-Pepin and Kris Belan each added a pair of assists. San Francisco’s power play added two goals on four chances to end the week 7-for-12 (58.3 percent) on the man advantage.

 

Heemskerk has led the Bulls resurgence, posting four consecutive wins, and going 5-0-1 in his last six starts. The San Jose Sharks prospect leads the league in both minutes played (908) and saves (462).

 

Ouellet is tied for first among ECHL rookies with 10 goals and 17 points, while fellow first-year player Guimond is tied for the rookie lead with 11 assists and is tied for third among rookies with 16 points, while Justin Bowers leads the Bulls in scoring with 20 points (5g-15) in 20 games.

 

San Francisco hits the road for three games this week, visiting Las Vegas on Thursday and Utah on Friday and Saturday.