GAME PREVIEW #13: @ AMARILLO BULLS

LEAGUE GAME #139
AWAY GAME #9
TEAM GAME #13

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-5-3, 11pts, 5th – South Division)

VS

AMARILLO BULLS (7-2-1, 15pts, 4th – South Division)

Amarillo Civic Center – Amarillo, TX

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013 – 7:05PM CST

REFEREE: Cory Denbeck      LINESMEN: Neil Campbell & Dylan Peper

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays head back into the Amarillo Civic Center tonight for the first time since Game 2 of the 2013 NAHL South Division Semifinal in which the Bulls won four games to one.  The two teams enter this game separated by just four points.  The defending National Champions struggled at the NAHL Showcase winning just one out of the four games played.  Since then, they have turned it around winning their last six games and have moved up to fourth place in the South Division standings.  As for the IceRays, during the four game Alaskan swing, they picked up four points in four games, losing just once in regulation to the Fairbanks IceDogs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
AMARILLO

Cody Gylling – 3G & 5A in six games since joining the Bulls.
Tyler Gernhofer – Leads the team with 8 goals on the season.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Ben Myers – Has a .947 save percentage & 1.55 goals against average.
Kyle Froese – +6 on the season while logging most of the ice time.

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 6:50PM CST on 91.1FM KSGR, sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP.  Puck drops at 7:05PM 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 eight meetings between the IceRays and Bulls this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. AMA: 0-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Wed. October 20th vs. Odessa – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)

FOUR IN FOUR… Corpus Christi locked in four points in as many games while playing two in Fairbanks and two more against Kenai River.

AWAY FROM HOME… The IceRays continue the road trip tonight.  This game will be the 11th on the road in the first 13 games!  After tomorrow night’s game, the ‘Rays 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

14

9

2

3

21

.750

44

32

339

6-2-2

3-0-1

Rio Grande Valley

14

7

3

4

18

.643

35

33

237

2-2-2

5-1-2

Topeka

14

7

5

2

16

.571

42

37

290

5-2-2

2-3-0

Amarillo

10

7

2

1

15

.750

36

24

253

5-1-0

2-1-1

Corpus Christi

12

4

5

3

11

.458

30

32

230

2-1-1

2-4-2

Lone Star

12

2

9

1

5

.208

27

51

283

1-2-1

1-7-0

Odessa

14

2

12

0

4

.143

23

55

250

1-4-0

1-8-0

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Topeka RoadRunners @ Odessa Jackalopes – 7:17PM 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: 0-0-2
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 – 6
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 13
PLUS/MINUS: Kyle Froese – +6
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 36min
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) – (1g, 0a) – 1GP

            – Emil Romig – (University of Denver) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           
– Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 1a) –2GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (0-1-0, 2.05GAA, .951%) – 1GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 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) – 5GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (1-0-0, 2.00GAA, .941%) – 1GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (1g, 1a) – 3GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 3a) –4GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 0a) – 6GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 1a) – 9GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (6-0-1 / 2.14GAA / .934%) – 7GP

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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