GAME PREVIEW #23: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #236
AWAY GAME #13
TEAM GAME #23

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (6-11-5, 17pts, 5TH – South Division)

VS

ODESSA JACKALOPES (6-19-1, 12pts, 6TH – South Division)

Ector County Coliseum – Corpus Christi, TX

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013 – 7:17PM CST

REFEREE: Matthew Larson      LINESMEN: Neil Campbell & Ryan Hissong

TONIGHT’S GAME … The IceRays are back inside the Ector County Coliseum tonight to battle a team they have seen in four of the last six games.  The Odessa Jackalopes have the IceRays number this year, winning three of the four meeting including a sweep of Corpus Christi inside the Coliseum in Odessa two weeks ago.  Tonight, the new look IceRays return Kyle Froese to the lineup after missing four games with injury.  A third period comeback fell short last Sunday against Amarillo while the Jackalopes dropped a 4-2 decision to Topeka last night.  The ‘Jacks and ‘Rays both look to get back to the win column tonight.

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
ODESSA

Joey Palumbo –Not only can he put the puck in the net, but also drops the gloves too.
Lukas Laub –Leads the Jackalopes with 15pts in 25 games played.

CORPUS CHRISTI
Jake Durflinger –Jake has four points in his last five games for the IceRays.
Ben Myers –Made 39 saves against Amarillo on Sunday afternoon.

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 7:00PM CST on 91.1FM KSGR, ksgr.org, sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, the TuneIn Radio APP, 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 fifth of ten meetings between the IceRays and Jackalopes this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODA: 1-3-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Sat. November 30th @ Wichita Falls – 7:05PM (Kay Yeager Coliseum)

INJURY BUG… The IceRays will be without (F) Malo Ville, (F) Mikkel Hojbjerg, for tonight’s games at Odessa.  Brandon Berkley has returned home to get surgery. 

THREE IN THREE… The Jackalopes will be playing three games in as many days this weekend, all at home.  Last night, they fell to the Topeka RoadRunners 4-2.

GOOD IMPRESSIONS!!!  This past weekend, both Brad LeLievre and Connor Kelly scored.  Kelly’s goal was in his first game in Corpus Christi while LeLievre scored in his second game on Sunday.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

20

16

3

1

33

.825

76

38

496

9-1-0

7-2-1

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

21

11

8

2

24

.571

58

54

376

5-2-2

6-6-0

Corpus Christi

22

6

11

5

17

.386

50

68

404

4-3-3

2-8-2

Odessa

25

6

19

0

12

.240

52

87

410

3-7-0

3-12-0

Lone Star

19

5

13

1

11

.289

41

80

425

3-5-1

2-8-0

 

SOUTH DIVISION MATCHUPS TONIGHT
Amarillo @ Rio Grande Valley – 7:05PM CST– State Farm Arena
Wichita Falls @ Kenai River – 10:30PM CST – Soldotna Sports Center
Topeka @ Lone Star – 7:30PM CST – NYTEX Sports Complex

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-3-1
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: Jake Durflinger – 8
POINTS: Tony Roisum & Martin Hojbjerg– 12
PLUS/MINUS: Kyle Froese – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 53min
SHOTS: Martin Hojbjerg – 60
WINS: Ben Myers – 3
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.65
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .916

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) –8GP
            – 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, 2a) – 5GP
            – Tommy Dowell (Plymouth State University) – 0g, 0a) – 2GP
            – Ian McGilvrey (Plymouth State University) – (3g, 2a) – 5GP

            – 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.) – (3g, 2a) – 3GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (1-2-0, 2.89GAA, .924%) – 3GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

USHL…
            – Jalen Schulz (Tri-City) – (0g, 1a) – 13GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (2-2-1, 2.58GAA, .923%) – 5GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 5GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (2g, 5a) – 12GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (1g, 6a) –6GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (3g, 3a) – 16GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 4a) – 20GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (11-2-1 / 2.58GAA / .923%) – 16GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

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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