GAME PREVIEW #16: VS. WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS

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WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS (10-2-3, 23pts, 1ST – South Div & NAHL)

VS

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (4-7-4, 12pts, 5TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013 – 7:05PM CST

REFEREE: Stan Szczurek      LINESMEN: Trevor Atkinson & Colin Besch

TONIGHT’S GAME … The Corpus Christi IceRays look to build off a great outing last night coming into tonight’s series finale with Wichita Falls.  In a game that featured a season high 79 shots on net and only two regulation goals, the IceRays took the NAHL leading Wildcats to the brink.  They had three chances in the shootout to pick up the victory however Wes Michaud, Nick Monfils, and Eric Purcell could not find the back of the net in rounds five, six, and seven of the shootout.  Both goaltenders were brilliant in net and a fluke goal back in the first period held up for Wichita Falls to force overtime in the end.  Tonight, the ‘Rays look to end the weekend on a positive note before playing four games in six days against Odessa next week.

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
WICHITA FALLS

Ben Kucera – Scored shootout game winner in last night’s win.
Sam Piazza – Put the puck on net six times last night.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Tony Roisum – Roisum created the first goal on a great shot from the point.
Wes Michaud – Great chances in regulation, look for that again 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 second of six meetings between the IceRays and ‘Cats this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. WF: 0-0-1

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– Tue. October 29th vs. Odessa – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)
– Wed. October 30th 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)
– Fri. November 8th vs. Amarillo – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)

GAME CHANGE!!!  Due to an HBO Boxing event at the American Bank Center, the Saturday, November 9th game has been MOVED to Sunday, November 10th at 3:05PM.

TO THE BRINK… Corpus Christi came out flying last night but were only able to put one puck in the net during regulation in a shootout loss to the leagues’ best team. 

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Wichita Falls

15

10

2

3

23

.767

46

33

373

6-2-2

4-0-1

Topeka

17

10

5

2

22

.647

53

42

316

5-2-2

5-3-0

Amarillo

13

10

2

1

21

.808

49

26

379

7-1-0

3-1-1

Rio Grande Valley

16

7

4

5

19

.594

38

38

285

2-3-3

5-1-2

Corpus Christi

15

4

7

4

12

.400

32

45

306

2-1-2

2-6-2

Lone Star

14

4

9

1

9

.321

33

55

305

2-2-1

2-7-0

Odessa

17

2

15

0

4

.118

30

66

276

1-6-0

1-9-0

 

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: 0-0-1
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 & Tony Roisum – 6
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 13
PLUS/MINUS: Malo Ville – +2
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 38min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell & Grant Hutton – 38
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.25
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .929

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) –3GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (0-3-0, 2.37GAA, .940%) – 3GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 6GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 3a) – 5GP

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

USHL…
            – Jalen Schulz (Tri-City) – (0g, 0a) – 8GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (2-0-0, 1.00GAA, .973%) – 2GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (1g, 3a) – 6GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 5a) –5GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 1a) – 9GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 2a) – 13GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (7-2-1 / 2.42GAA / .929%) – 10GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

TONIGHT – October 26th, 2013 @ 7:05PM vs. Wichita Falls
CITY/COUNTY NIGHT – Presented by CITGO!
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Tuesday, October 29th vs. Odessa Jackalopes @ 7:05PM
TWO FOR TUESDAY – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Tickets & Hotdogs!

Wednesday, October 30th vs. Odessa Jackalopes @ 7:05PM
WHEELS OFF WEDNESDAY – FULL Pizza for just $9.99

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