GAME PREVIEW #14: @ AMARILLO BULLS

LEAGUE GAME #149
AWAY GAME #10
TEAM GAME #14

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-6-3, 11pts, 5th – South Division)

VS

AMARILLO BULLS (7-3-1, 17pts, 4th – South Division)

Amarillo Civic Center – Amarillo, TX

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 – 7:05PM CST

REFEREE: Michael Zalcman      LINESMEN: ___________ & Dylan Peper

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays look to rebound tonight after suffering a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Amarillo Bulls last night.  In an evenly played first period, Corpus Christi was put down two skaters at two separate times that resulted in power-play goals and a 3-0 deficit after 20min of play.  Tonight though is a new chapter as the ‘Rays go for the weekend split inside the Amarillo Civic Center.  With the loss last night, Amarillo moved out to a six point lead for that final playoff spot in the South Division.

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
AMARILLO

Matt Sieckhaus – Scored a hat-trick in last night’s 7-1 win.
Kyle Gattelaro – Picked up a goal and two assists last night.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Malo Ville – Recorded a power-play goal in the loss last night.
IceRays PK – Faced three 5-on-3 power-plays on the night.

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 second of eight meetings between the IceRays and Bulls this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. AMA: 0-1-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Fri. November 1st @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)

POINT IN NET… Forbes Ploszaj picked up an assist after replacing Ben Myers in net last night for the only goal the IceRays scored.

AWAY FROM HOME… The IceRays play their final game on the road trip tonight.  This game will be the 12th on the road in the first 14 games! 

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

Topeka

15

8

5

2

18

.600

47

40

298

5-2-2

3-3-0

Rio Grande Valley

14

7

3

4

18

.643

35

33

237

2-2-2

5-1-2

Amarillo

11

8

2

1

17

.773

43

25

302

6-1-0

2-1-1

Corpus Christi

13

4

6

3

11

.423

31

39

265

2-1-1

2-5-2

Lone Star

12

2

9

1

5

.208

27

51

283

1-2-1

1-7-0

Odessa

15

2

13

0

4

.133

26

60

260

1-5-0

1-8-0

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Topeka RoadRunners @ Odessa Jackalopes – 7:17PM
Lone Star Brahmas Brahmas @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees – 7:05PM

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-1-0
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: Purcell, Ville, Hutton – +2
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 36min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 34
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.21
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .927

COMMITMENTS

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

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
            – Perry D’Arrisso – (Clarkson University) – (1g, 0a) – 2GP

            – 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) – (0-2-0, 2.55GAA, .940%) – 2GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 3a) – 4GP

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) – 6GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (1-0-0, 2.00GAA, .941%) – 1GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (1g, 1a) – 4GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 5a) –4GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 1a) – 7GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 1a) – 10GP

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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