GAME PREVIEW #11: @ KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS

LEAGUE GAME #118
AWAY GAME #7
TEAM GAME #11

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-5-1, 8pts, 5th – South Division)

VS

KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS (7-3-0, 14pts, 2nd – Midwest Division)

Soldotna Sports Center – Soldotna, AK

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 – 10:30PM CST

REFEREE: Tim Ferrel        LINESMEN: Riley Bowles & Daniel Spore

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays finish out the Alaskan swing with a series against the dangerous Kenai River Brown Bears at the rowdy Soldotna Sports Center.  The Brown Bears sit in second place in the Midwest Division, just two points behind Fairbanks.  This past weekend, Kenai River swept a strong Coulee Region team and they look to continue that streak tonight against Corpus Christi.  The IceRays picked up a weekend split against the IceDogs and with four games to go in the road trip, a win tonight would mean everything.  Ben Myers is coming off a weekend that earned him the South Division Star of the Week where he had a GAA of 1.60 and a save percentage of 96%.  The IceRays seek to get back in the win column and will need to do so on an Olympic size sheet of ice against Kenai River!

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 10:15PM CST on 91.1FM KSGR, sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP.  Puck drops at 10:30PM 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 first of four meetings between the IceRays and Brown Bears this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. KNI: 0-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Sat. October 26th vs. Wichita Falls – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)

STAR OF THE WEEK… Ben Myers’ effort in net this past weekend got him the South Division Star of the Week.  The first for Corpus Christi this season.

SPLIT IN FAIRBANKS… Corpus Christi earned a much respected split in Fairbanks this past weekend.  Spoiling their home opener on Friday night with a 3-2 win.

AWAY FROM HOME… The IceRays are once again on the road.  Tonight’s game will be the 9th on the road in the first 11 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

10

6

2

2

14

.700

34

25

292

3-2-1

3-0-1

Topeka

11

6

3

2

14

.636

35

28

167

5-2-2

1-1-0

Amarillo

8

5

2

1

11

.688

28

21

168

3-1-0

2-1-1

Rio Grande Valley

10

4

3

3

11

.550

23

25

199

0-2-2

4-1-1

Corpus Christi

10

4

5

1

9

.450

27

27

170

2-1-1

2-4-0

Lone Star

10

2

7

1

5

.250

23

43

269

1-2-1

1-5-0

Odessa

11

2

9

0

4

.182

19

45

203

1-3-0

1-6-0

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Odessa Jackalopes @ Wichita Falls Wildcats – 7:05PM CST
Lone Star Brahmas @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees – 7:05PM CST
Topeka RoadRunners @ Amarillo Bulls – 7:05PM CST

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: 1-1-0
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
PLUS/MINUS: Kyle Froese – +6
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 34min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 34
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 1.91
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .939

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) – 3GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (1-0-0, 2.00GAA, .941%) – 1GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 3a) –3GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 0a) – 5GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 1a) – 6GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London)
                        Regular Season –
(6-0-0 / 2.00GAA / .937%) – 6GP

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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