GAME PREVIEW #20: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #201
AWAY GAME #12
TEAM GAME #20

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (6-9-4, 16pts, 5TH – South Division)

VS

ODESSA JACKALOPES (5-16-0, 10pts, 6TH – South Division)

Ector County Coliseum – Odessa, TX

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013 – 7:17PM CST

REFEREE: Matthew Larson      LINESMEN: Trevor Atkinson & Neil Campbell

TONIGHT’S GAME … Corpus Christi and Odessa take the ice tonight for the fourth time in five days.  The IceRays only managed to score once and hit several posts in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Jackalopes.   It was the second straight 3-1 defeat to Odessa.  Yoshihiro Kuroiwa was stellar in net for the ‘Jacks last night, who won their second game in a row, and third of the last four.  The IceRays look to end the two game losing streak as they welcome in the Amarillo Bulls this upcoming weekend for a Friday/Sunday series with the defending National Champions. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
ODESSA

Leo Lumm – Has six points in eight games since joining the Jackalopes.
Lukas Laub – 2g and 5a in his last five games.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Martin Hojbjerg – Has 4g in his last five games for the IceRays.
Wes Michaud – Scored the lone goal in last night’s 3-1 loss at Odessa.

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 fourth of ten meetings between the IceRays and ‘Jacks this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODA: 1-2-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Fri. November 22 vs. Lone Star – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)

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

Amarillo

15

11

3

1

23

.767

54

30

398

8-1-0

3-2-1

Wichita Falls

17

10

4

3

23

.676

48

41

432

6-3-2

4-1-1

Rio Grande Valley

18

9

4

5

23

.639

46

40

342

3-3-3

6-1-2

Topeka

19

10

7

2

22

.579

54

50

340

5-2-2

5-5-0

Corpus Christi

19

6

9

4

16

.421

43

55

362

4-2-2

2-7-2

Odessa

21

5

16

0

10

.238

43

76

339

2-6-0

3-10-0

Lone Star

15

4

10

1

9

.300

36

59

321

2-3-1

2-7-0

 

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: 1-2-0
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: Tony Roisum & 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 – 2.41
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .923

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) –5GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-4-0, 2.20GAA, .937%) – 5GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 7GP

NCAA D-III…
            Dmitry Ermakov (Norwich University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            Mike Economos (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – Ian McGilvrey (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP

            – Zachary Lindsay (UMass Boston) – (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
            – Navarone Copley (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) – 1GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (0g, 2a) – 1GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-0-0, 0.00GAA, .000%)
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

USHL…
            – Jalen Schulz (Tri-City) – (0g, 0a) – 11GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (2-1-0, 2.35GAA, .939%) – 3GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 5GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (2g, 3a) – 8GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 6a) –6GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (1g, 2a) – 12GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 3a) – 15GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (8-2-1 / 2.44GAA / .930%) – 12GP

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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