GAME PREVIEW # 24: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #250
AWAY GAME #14
TEAM GAME #24

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (6-11-6, 18pts, 5TH – South Division)

VS

ODESSA JACKALOPES (7-19-0, 14pts, 6TH – South Division)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013 – 7:17PM CST

REFEREE: Cory Denback      LINESMEN: Neil Campbell & Ryan Hissong

TONIGHT’S GAME … Corpus Christi looks to rebound tonight after dropping their fourth straight to the Odessa Jackalopes last night in a shootout 3-2.  With the loss, the ‘Rays are now 0-6 in games that go beyond regulation.  The Jackalopes are gaining ground on Corpus Christi who sits in 5th place in the South Division.  Missed chances were once again the story of last night for the IceRays.  Odessa looks to win two straight heading into the series next weekend with Topeka while Corpus Christi seeks a win before welcoming in Lone Star this upcoming Friday and Saturday night!

PLAYERS TO WATCH…
ODESSA

Joey Palumbo –Palumbo was injured but returned to score the shootout winner last night.
Razmuz Waxin-Enback –Scored the first goal of the game for Odessa on the power-play.

CORPUS CHRISTI
4th Line –The McDiarmid, Bennett, Felan line scored both goals last night for the IceRays.
Ben Myers –Maintains a .917% save percentage and a GAA of 2.59.

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 sixth of ten meetings between the IceRays and Jackalopes this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODA: 1-3-1

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Fri. December 6th @ Odessa – 7:17PM (Ector County Coliseum)

STRUGGLING PAST 60MIN… The IceRays need to work on the game past 60 minutes of play.  When games go into overtime, they are 0-6.

MISSED CHANCES… In what seems like a reoccurring theme, the Corpus Christi IceRays fell short on several chances last night that could have changed the outcome of the game. 

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.  Thursday, they fell to the Topeka RoadRunners 4-2.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

21

17

3

1

35

.833

80

40

507

9-1-0

8-2-1

Rio Grande Valley

22

12

5

5

29

.659

57

48

401

5-4-3

7-1-2

Wichita Falls

21

12

6

3

27

.643

62

49

499

7-4-2

5-2-1

Topeka

22

12

8

2

26

.591

63

56

416

5-2-2

7-6-0

Corpus Christi

23

6

11

6

18

.391

52

71

439

4-3-3

2-8-3

Odessa

26

7

19

0

14

.269

55

89

441

4-7-0

3-12-0

Lone Star

20

5

14

1

11

.275

43

85

465

3-6-1

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: 1-3-1
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 – 63
WINS: Ben Myers – 3
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.59
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) – 4GP
            – Emil Romig – (University of Denver) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP
           
– Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 2a) –9GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (3-6-0, 2.10GAA, .929%) – 9GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 1a) – 10GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (2g, 6a) – 10GP

NCAA D-III…
            Dmitry Ermakov (Norwich University) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            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) – 3GP
           
– 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) – 6GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (1-2-0, 2.92GAA, .916%) – 4GP
            – 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) – 13GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (2g, 8a) –7GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (3g, 3a) – 17GP
           

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 5a) – 21GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (12-2-1 / 2.54GAA / .923%) – 17GP

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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