GAME PREVIEW #22: VS. AMARILLO BULLS

LEAGUE GAME #222
HOME GAME #10
TEAM GAME #22

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (6-11-4, 16pts, 5TH – South Division)

VS

AMARILLO BULLS (15-3-1, 29pts, 1ST – South Division & NAHL)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 – 7:05PM CST

REFEREE: Andrew Collins      LINESMEN: Jordon Solomon & Trevor Atkinson

TONIGHT’S GAME … After a rare Saturday night off, the Corpus Christi IceRays and Amarillo Bulls take to the ice in the only NAHL game here on Sunday afternoon at the American Bank Center.  Friday, the ‘Rays got out to a two goal lead in the second period, however, the lead evaporated as the Bulls went on to pick up a 5-3 comeback win.  Today, the IceRays look to end their four game losing streak with a weekend split against the defending national champions.    

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
AMARILLO

Joe Grabowski – Joe had four points on the five goals Amarillo scored on Friday.
Mike Davis – Scored and added two assists in the second period on Friday night.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Grant Hutton – Picked up his 2nd assist in as many games for Corpus Christi on Friday.
Lucas Bennett – Assisted the first goal on Friday and dropped the mitts as well.

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 2:50PM CST on sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, the TuneIn Radio APP, and “LISTEN LIVE” on the IceRays website.  Puck drops at 3:05PM 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 fourth of eight meetings between the IceRays and Bulls this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. AMA: 1-2-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– Fri. November 15th @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)
– Sat. November 16th @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)
– Fri. November 22nd vs. Lone Star – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)
– Sat. November 23rd vs. Lone Star – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)
– Fri. November 29th @ Wichita Falls – 7:05PM (Kay Yeager Coliseum)

INJURY BUG… The IceRays will be without (D) Kyle Froese, (F) Malo Ville, (F) Mikkel Hojbjerg, and (F) Brandon Berkley for this afternoon’s game against Amarillo. 

BIG IMPRESSION… Connor Kelly and Brad LeLievre both picked up points in their first game with the IceRays on Friday.  Kelly scored in the second period while LeLievre added an assist in the first!

BIG ROSTER MOVES… The IceRays had big changes this past week trading Eric Purcell to Kenai River in exchange for Brad LeLievre.  In addition, the IceRays added (F) Sami Pokka, (D) Jake McNamara, (F) Connor Kelly, and (D) Corey Sikich to the roster while releasing Joe Costello, Frank Dini, and Griffin Leach.

GAME CHANGE!!!  Due to an HBO Boxing event at the American Bank Center, last night’s game originally scheduled on Saturday, November 9th game has been MOVED to today at 3:05PM.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

19

15

3

1

31

.816

72

35

484

9-1-0

6-2-1

Rio Grande Valley

21

12

4

5

29

.690

55

44

378

5-3-3

7-1-2

Wichita Falls

20

11

6

3

25

.625

59

47

486

7-4-2

4-2-1

Topeka

20

10

8

2

22

.550

54

52

361

5-2-2

5-6-0

Corpus Christi

21

6

11

4

16

.381

47

64

392

4-3-2

2-8-2

Odessa

24

6

18

0

12

.250

50

83

391

3-6-0

3-12-0

Lone Star

19

5

13

1

11

.289

41

80

425

3-5-1

2-8-0

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
NONE

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-3-0
LONE STAR: 2-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-0-1
ODESSA: 1-3-0
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: Martin Hojbjerg – 7
ASSISTS: Tony Roisum & Jake Durflinger – 7
POINTS: Tony Roisum – 12
PLUS/MINUS: Kyle Froese – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 51min
SHOTS: Martin Hojbjerg – 57
WINS: Ben Myers – 3
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.55
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .917

COMMITMENTS

2014-2015
Matthew Weis – Ohio State University
Tommaso Bucci – Mercyhurst

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
            – Perry D’Arrisso – (Clarkson University) – (1g, 1a) – 3GP
            – Emil Romig – (University of Denver) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
           
– Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 2a) –7GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (3-5-0, 1.86GAA, .938%) – 8GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 1a) – 10GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (2g, 6a) – 9GP

NCAA D-III…
            Dmitry Ermakov (Norwich University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            Mike Economos (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 1a) – 3GP
            – Tommy Dowell (Plymouth State University) – 0g, 0a) – 2GP
            – Ian McGilvrey (Plymouth State University) – (2g, 0a) – 3GP

            – Zachary Lindsay (UMass Boston) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – John Roisum (University of St. Thomas) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Andrew Paras (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – Tommy Telesca (SUNY Potsdam) (0g, 0a) – 2GP
           
– 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.) – (2g, 2a) – 2GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (1-2-0, 2.89GAA, .907%) – 3GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

USHL…
            – Jalen Schulz (Tri-City) – (0g, 1a) – 13GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (2-2-0, 2.78GAA, .923%) – 4GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 5GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (2g, 5a) – 11GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 6a) –6GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (3g, 2a) – 15GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 4a) – 18GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (9-2-1 / 2.68GAA / .922%) – 14GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

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

Friday, November 22nd vs. Lone Star Brahmas @ 7:05PM
GIRL SCOUT NIGHT
FROSTY FRIDAY – $1 Beer & Soda!

Saturday, November 23rd vs. Lone Star Brahmas @ 7:05PM
FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT – Presented by 91.1FM KSGR & Yo Philly Cheesesteak
            – Postgame concert by John Wilson!
CALLER TIMES 4-PACK NIGHT – 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s for $44!

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