GAME PREVIEW #19: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #190
AWAY GAME #11
TEAM GAME #19

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (6-8-4, 16pts, 5TH – South Division)

VS

ODESSA JACKALOPES (4-16-0, 8pts, 7TH – South Division)

Ector County Coliseum – Odessa, TX

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 – 7:17PM CST

REFEREE: Jordan Solomon      LINESMEN: Neil Campbell & Ryan Hissong

TONIGHT’S GAME … The Corpus Christi IceRays pay a visit to the Permian Basin tonight to battle the Odessa Jackalopes for the third time in four days, this time on the road.  The ‘Jacks rebounded on Wednesday night to pick up their fourth win on the season and inched closer to sixth place Lone Star with the victory.  Coming into tonight, the IceRays have won two of their last three and have recorded points in three of the last four games.  For Odessa, despite losing on Tuesday they have won two of their last three games as well.  Yoshihiro Kuroiwa was excellent on Wednesday stopping 36 of 37 shots he faced.

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
ODESSA

Joey Palumbo – Has five points in his last five games.
Alex Alger – Has 2g and 3a in his last five games, including the game winner Wednesday.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Martin Hojbjerg – Has 4g in his last five games for the IceRays.
Ben Myers – Won in net Tuesday and has a .928SV% along with a 2.33GAA.

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 7:00PM CST on 91.1FM KSGR, ksgr.org, and LISTEN LIVE on the IceRays website.  Puck drops at 7:17PM 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 third of ten meetings between the IceRays and ‘Jacks this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODA: 1-1-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Fri. November 15th @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)
– Sat. November 16th @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)

INJURY BUG… The IceRays will be without (D) Kyle Froese, (F) Malo Ville, and (F) Mikkel Hojbjerg for this weekend’s series in Odessa.  They have a combined 16pts on the year.

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

18

6

8

4

16

.444

42

52

349

4-2-2

2-6-2

Lone Star

15

4

10

1

9

.300

36

59

321

2-3-1

2-7-0

Odessa

20

4

16

0

8

.200

40

75

322

1-6-0

3-10-0

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Topeka @ Amarillo – 7:05PM (Amarillo Civic Center)
Rio Grande Valley @ Wichita Falls – 7:05PM (Kay Yeager Coliseum)

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-2-0
LONE STAR: 2-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-0-1
ODESSA: 1-1-0
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 – 7
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 15
PLUS/MINUS: Kyle Froese – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 42min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 52
WINS: Ben Myers – 3
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.33
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .928

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:

Friday, November 8th vs. Amarillo Bulls @ 7:05PM
STARS & STRIPES NIGHT – Presented by Whataburger & First Title
            – Post Game Jersey Auction
FROSTY FRIDAY – $1 Beer & Soda

Sunday, November 10th vs. Amarillo Bulls @ 3:05PM
DOLLAR DAY – $1 Popcorn

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