GAME PREVIEW #12: @ KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS

LEAGUE GAME #130
AWAY GAME #8
TEAM GAME #12

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-5-2, 9pts, 5th – South Division)

VS

KENAI RIVER BROWN BEARS (8-3-0, 16pts, 2nd – Midwest Division)

Soldotna Sports Center – Soldotna, AK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 – 10:30PM CST

REFEREE: Tim Ferrel        LINESMEN: Riley Bowles & Daniel Spore

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays play their final game in Alaska tonight, finishing out the series against the Kenai River Brown Bears.  Last night, goaltending stole the show as Ben Myers and Zack Quinn each stopped 22 shots through 65min of play.  In the shootout, it was the Brown Bears who tallied the lone goal for a 1-0 win.  Corpus Christi didn’t have a lack of chances, as they out-chanced Kenai River throughout the game.  The penalty-kill was also a storyline from last night.  The ‘Rays stopped six power-play chances that the Brown Bears were awarded.

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 second of four meetings between the IceRays and Brown Bears this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. KNI: 0-0-1

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Tue. October 29th vs. Odessa – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)

STELLAR PK… The IceRays stopped all six power-play chances that Kenai River had last night.

NEEDING GOALS… The IceRays have scored only one goal in the last six periods of play that goes back to last Saturday night in Fairbanks.

AWAY FROM HOME… The IceRays are once again on the road.  Tonight’s game will be the 10th on the road in the first 12 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

11

7

2

2

16

.727

38

27

307

4-2-1

3-0-1

Topeka

12

6

4

2

14

.583

35

32

218

5-2-2

1-2-0

Amarillo

9

6

2

1

13

.722

32

21

217

4-1-0

2-1-1

Rio Grande Valley

11

5

3

3

13

.591

27

27

203

1-2-2

4-1-1

Corpus Christi

11

4

5

2

10

.455

27

28

200

2-1-1

2-4-1

Lone Star

11

2

8

1

5

.227

25

47

273

1-2-1

1-6-0

Odessa

12

2

10

0

4

.167

21

49

224

1-3-0

1-7-0

 

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: 0-0-1
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 – 1.55
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .947

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) – 1GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 1a) –1GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (0-1-0, 2.05GAA, .951%) – 1GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 1a) – 1GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (0g, 2a) – 2GP

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) – 4GP
            – 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) – 6GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 1a) – 7GP

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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