The defending champion Amarillo Bulls begin a new season tonight.

The 11th annual North American Hockey League Showcase opens up today in Blaine, Minnesota.  This will be the team's fourth trip to the event and they have an 8-2-2 record in their previous visits.

The Bulls will play tonight at 8:15pm against the Johnstown Tomahawks. On Thursday the Bulls will take on the Bismarck Bobcats.

Opening weekend for the Amarillo Bulls is in 10 days when they host Odessa on Friday, September 27th and also on Saturday, September 28th.