Bulls 2020-21 Preview
After the season was cut short in March, it is needless to say that Bulls fans are ready for some hockey. Despite the circumstances the Bulls stayed busy this offseason, bringing a lot of new talent to the team. Additionally star forward Jacob Barber announced his retirement from professional hockey, and the Bulls named Craig Simchuk the team’s new head coach. With opening night set for December 26 against Pensacola, let’s dive into what this years Bulls squad will look like.
The Bulls have a lot of familiar faces returning this season. Most notably star forward Josh Harris, a seven year SPHL veteran who has scored 287 points in his career. The other Bulls returning this season include Austin Lotz, Pete De Coppi, Cole Stallard, Russ Jordan, Tommy Tsicos, Harrison Harper, Troy Taylor, Mike Davis, Kasey Kulczycki, and Matt Fuller. With many core pieces returning and the talent added this offseason, the Bulls are in a prime position to contend for the cup this year. Let’s meet the new guys:
The first player signed this offseason was Evan Scott. Evan is a 6’3, 212 lbs defenseman from Hudson, QC, Canada. He is an SPHL rookie and he played for Dalhousie University.
Next we have Taylor Dupuis: a 6’2 190 lbs goalie from New Liskeard, ON, Canada. Taylor is a rookie in the SPHL. He played for Ryerson University, and even the Toronto Marlies, the AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Up next is Thomas Lenchyshyn. Thomas is 6’1 205 lbs forward who can also be used as a defenseman. Thomas is from Steinbach, MB, Canada. He is an SPHL rookie and he played for the University of Manitoba.
Lucas Bombardier is a 5’9 190 lbs forward. Lucas is a native of Pittsford, VT. He was signed from Knoxville and served as their captain for two season.
Cody Dion is a 6’4 225 lbs forward from Colorado Springs, CO. This will be Cody’s sixth season in the SPHL. He has played for Pensacola, Roanoke, and Peoria prior to getting signed by the Bulls this offseason. Cody has scored 122 points throughout his career.
Lastly we have John Gustafsson. John is a 6’1 185 lbs forward from Ljungby, Sweden. He played for Merrimack College and spent time with Norfolk and Atlanta in the ECHL. John has also played for Pensacola, Macon, and Fayetteville in the SPHL, and he has scored 59 points throughout his SPHL career.
With the Bulls newest pieces in place and the core coming back for another year, this team is ready to go. It looks like the Bulls faithful will have a lot to cheer for this season!