GAME PREVIEW #17: VS. ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #180
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TEAM GAME #17

ODESSA JACKALOPES (3-15-0, 6pts, 7TH – South Division)

VS

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (5-7-4, 14pts, 5TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013 – 7:05PM CST

REFEREE: Michael Zalcman      LINESMEN: Dustin Nowick & Trevor Atkinson

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays return to action as they play their third game in five days, welcoming in the Odessa Jackalopes for the first time this year to the American Bank Center.  Both sides ended a lengthy losing streak on Saturday night with wins.  The ‘Rays defeated the top team in the league at the time, Wichita Falls, while the ‘Jacks took our Lone Star.  Tonight’s game is the third, of a six game in nice day stretch that ends this Saturday night in Odessa.  Corpus Christi keeps trying to climb the division ladder while the Jackalopes seek to hop over Lone Star in the standings. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
ODESSA

Joey Palumbo – Has 2g and 2a in his last four games.
Lukas Laub – The forward is +4 in his last five games while adding 3pts.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Nick Monfils – Had 2a in the 4-1 win on Saturday night vs. Wichita Falls.
Tony Roisum – Tallied a PPG in Saturday’s win.  His 4th goal of the year.

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 ten meetings between the IceRays and ‘Jacks this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODA: 0-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Sun. November 10th 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.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Wichita Falls

16

10

3

3

23

.719

47

37

404

6-2-2

4-1-1

Topeka

18

10

6

2

22

.611

54

46

332

5-2-2

5-4-0

Amarillo

14

10

3

1

21

.750

50

30

388

7-1-0

3-2-1

Rio Grande Valley

17

8

4

5

21

.618

42

39

304

3-3-3

5-1-2

Corpus Christi

16

5

7

4

14

.438

36

46

332

3-1-2

2-6-2

Lone Star

15

4

10

1

9

.300

36

59

321

2-3-1

2-7-0

Odessa

18

3

15

0

6

.167

34

69

309

1-6-0

2-9-0

 

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
NONE

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-2-0
LONE STAR: 2-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-0-1
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 – 8
ASSISTS: Eric Purcell & Tony Roisum – 6
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 14
PLUS/MINUS: Purcell, Bennett, Froese, Michaud, Ville – +2
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 40min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 41
WINS: Ben Myers & Forbes Ploszaj – 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, 2a) –4GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-3-0, 2.02GAA, .939%) – 4GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 3a) – 6GP

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) – 9GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (2-1-0, 2.35GAA, .939%) – 3GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (2g, 3a) – 7GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 5a) –6GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 2a) – 11GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 2a) – 14GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (7-2-1 / 2.59GAA / .925%) – 11GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

TONIGHT, 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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