GAME PREVIEW #15: VS. WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS

LEAGUE GAME #158
HOME GAME #5
TEAM GAME #15

WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS (9-2-3, 21pts, 1ST – South Div & NAHL)

VS

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-7-3, 11pts, 5TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013 – 7:05PM CST

REFEREE: Jonathan Sitarski      LINESMEN: Dustin Nowick & Neil Campbell

TONIGHT’S GAME … For the second time on four week, the IceRays will take a league leading team.  Tonight, the Wichita Falls Wildcats come in to town atop the North American Hockey League after a split with Rio Grande Valley.  The ‘Cats are on a roll, having picked up points in seven of their last eight games.  One of the keys is their fourth ranked penalty kill, which is over 91%.  As for the IceRays, they look to end the five game skid that dates back to October 5th in Fairbanks.  The road trip featured 12 of the first 14 games to start the year away from the American Bank Center.  Scoring has been one of the biggest issues for the ‘Rays as they have been shutout four times already this season.  This game starts a four game home stand for Corpus Christi as they look to get back into the win column.

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
WICHITA FALLS

Colin Staub – Has 11pts on the year and is +10.
Max Reisinger – Has 2g and 2a in his last five games.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Kyle Froese – The assistant captain has two points in the last five games.
IceRays PP – Corpus Christi needs to cash in on special teams tonight.

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 6:50PM CST on 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 six meetings between the IceRays and ‘Cats this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. WF: 0-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Sat. November 2nd @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)

RETURNING HOME… The IceRays finally return to the American Bank Center after playing 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

Topeka

16

9

5

2

20

.625

50

42

308

5-2-2

4-3-0

Amarillo

12

9

2

1

19

.792

47

25

331

7-1-0

2-1-1

Rio Grande Valley

15

7

3

5

19

.633

37

36

243

2-2-3

5-1-2

Corpus Christi

14

4

7

3

11

.393

31

43

284

2-1-1

2-6-2

Lone Star

13

3

9

1

7

.269

30

53

293

1-2-1

2-7-0

Odessa

16

2

14

0

4

.125

28

63

268

1-6-0

1-8-0

 

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Topeka RoadRunners @ Springfield Jr Blues – 7:05PM
Amarillo Bulls @ Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees – 7:05PM
Odessa Jackalopes @ Lone Star Brahmas – 7:30PM

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-2-0
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: Eric Purcell & Malo Ville – +2
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 38min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 34
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.45
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .921

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) – 5GP
            – 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) – 7GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (2-0-0, 1.00GAA, .973%) – 2GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (1g, 1a) – 5GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 5a) –5GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 1a) – 8GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 2a) – 12GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (7-1-1 / 2.17GAA / .933%) – 9GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

TONIGHT @ 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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