GAME PREVIEW #10: @ FAIRBANKS ICEDOGS

LEAGUE GAME #107
AWAY GAME #6
TEAM GAME #10

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-4-1, 8pts, 4TH – South Division)

VS.

FAIRBANKS ICEDOGS (7-2-0, 14pts, 1st – Midwest Div & Tied NAHL)

Big Dipper Arena – Fairbanks, AK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 – 11:00PM CST

REFEREE: Eric Krasnichuk        LINESMEN: Matt Benner & Jason Gillam

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays continued their success in the last frontier on Friday night with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Fairbanks IceDogs, backed by a 48 save effort from Ben Myers between the pipes.  With the win, Corpus Christi moved to 4-0-1 all time in Alaska and have yet to lose in regulation.  Eric Purcell continued his scoring touch, picking up his 7th goal on the year.  Heading into the final period, the ‘Rays trailed 2-1, however, Jake Durflinger scored 17sec into the third to tie the game while Wes Michaud deflected a Malo Ville shot from the point to tally the eventual game winner.

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 10:45PM CST on 91.1FM KSGR, sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP.  Puck drops at 11:00PM CST.  PPV Video is available on fasthockey.com! Click the LISTEN LIVE link on www.goicerays.com for more info!

THE SERIES… Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the IceRays and IceDogs this season.        – IceRays record vs. FAI: 1-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– Fri. October 11th @ Kenai River – 10:30PM (Soldotna Sports Complex)
– Sat. October 12th @ Kenai River – 10:30PM (Soldotna Sports Complex)
– Fri. October 18th @ Amarillo – 7:05PM (Amarillo Civic Center)
– Sat. October 19th @ Amarillo – 7:05PM (Amarillo Civic Center)
– Fri. October 25th vs. Wichita Falls – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)

BRICK WALL… Ben Myers shined in net on Friday for the IceRays as he stopped 48 of 50 shots on net for the 3-2 win.

FELL JUST SHORT… Eric Purcell scored the most points in the South Division last weekend but was beat out by Jordan Jancze of Wichita Falls for the Player of the Week.

AWAY FROM HOME… The IceRays are once again on the road.  Tonight’s game will be the 8th on the road in the first ten games!  After this road trip, Corpus Christi will have played 12 of 14 on the road to start the year.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…
 

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Wichita Falls

9

6

1

2

14

.778

31

19

237

3-1-1

3-0-1

Topeka

10

6

2

2

14

.700

32

23

150

5-1-2

1-1-0

Amarillo

7

4

2

1

9

.643

22

18

111

3-1-0

1-1-1

Corpus Christi

9

4

4

1

9

.500

26

23

161

2-1-1

2-3-0

Rio Grande Valley

9

3

3

3

9

.500

18

23

182

0-2-2

3-1-1

Odessa

10

2

8

0

4

.200

17

40

177

1-2-0

1-6-0

Lone Star

9

1

7

1

3

.167

18

40

244

1-2-1

0-5-0

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-0-0
LONE STAR: 2-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 0-0-0
ODESSA: 0-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-0-0
KENAI RIVER: 0-0-0
MINOT: 1-0-0
COULEE REGION: 0-1-0
MN WILDERNESS: 0-1-0
PORT HURON: 0-0-1

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Eric Purcell – 7
ASSISTS: Eric Purcell – 5
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 12
LUS/MINUS: Kyle Froese – +6
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 34min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 34
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.01
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .935

COMMITMENTS

2014-2015
Matthew Weis – Ohio State University
Tommaso Bucci – Mercyhurst

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
            – Perry D’Arrisso – (Clarkson University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            – Emil Romig – (University of Denver) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           
– Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 0a) –0GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (0-0-0, 0.00GAA, .000%) – 0GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

NCAA D-III…
            Dmitry Ermakov (Norwich University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            Mike Economos (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            Zachary Lindsay (UMass Boston) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            – Ian McGilvrey (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            – John Roisum (University of St. Thomas) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Andrew Paras (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Tommy Telesca (SUNY Potsdam) (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Jake Diamond (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-0-0, 0.00GAA, .000%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

OTHER…
            – Beau Walker (Eastern Washington U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

USHL…
            – Jalen Schulz (Tri-City) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (1-0-0, 2.00GAA, .941%) – 1GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
            – Nick Monfils (Lincoln) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 3a) –4GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 1a) – 5GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London)
                        Regular Season –
(4-0-0 / 2.25GAA / .935%) – 4GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

FRIDAY October  25th, 2013 @ 7:05P vs. Wichita Falls
FROSTY FRIDAY – $1 Beer & Soda

SATURDAY October 26th, 2013 @ 7:05PM vs. Wichita Falls
CITY/COUNTY NIGHT – Presented by CITGO!
CALLER TIMES 4-PACK NIGHT – 4 TIX, 4 HOTDOGS, 4 SODAS FOR $44           

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