GAME PREVIEW #34: VS. ODESSA

LEAGUE GAME #406
HOME GAME #18
TEAM GAME #34

ODESSA JACKALOPES (5-26-2, 12pts, 6TH – South Division)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (14-14-5, 33pts, 4TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013 – 7:05 PM

  Referee:Anthony Falette                    Linesmen:Ian McCambridge & Eli Rivera

TONIGHT’S GAME …The IceRays finish out the weekend series tonight against Odessa.  Last night, the Jackalopes controlled the beginning of the game, getting scoring chances, and hitting a cross-bar.  In the end, Corpus Christi prevailed and looks to do the same tonight.  With last night’s win, the Rays’ moved to an even .500 record and pulled ten points in front of 5th place Wichita Falls for the final playoff spot in the South Division.  Odessa changed netminder for the second time in three games they have faced the IceRays as Phil Heinle finished the game after replacing Nick Deery in the second period.  The IceRays seek their fourth sweep of the year, and second in three weeks, as Odessa wants back into the win column. 

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the fourth meeting between the IceRays and Jackalopes this season.   
            – Season series: IceRays leads 3-0

ADD TWO MORE… Perry D’Arrissoracked up two more goals in last night’s 6-4 win over the Jacks’.  It was his 5th and 6th goal and 11th point in the past five games. 

PLAYOFF RACE… Corpus Christi is now 10pts in front of Wichita Falls after the win over Odessa and the Wildcats loss to Topeka.  

NOT THE AVERAGE 1ST GOAL… John Roisumnotched his first NAHL goal last night in unusual fashion.  An outlet attempt by Odessa defender John Feemster went off the back of Phil Heinle and into the net.  The last person to touch the puck was Roisum, who was credited with his first NAHL strike.    

COMMITTING… Current IceRays forward Beau Walker and former IceRay Dmitry Ermakov have both committed to top D3 schools.  Walker will attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point wile Ermakov will skate for Norwich, who currently is ranked #1 in the country.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

33

26

3

4

56

.848

142

68

597

14-1-1

12-2-3

Texas

36

25

10

1

51

.708

139

94

713

12-6-1

13-4-0

Topeka

34

21

8

5

47

.691

105

74

786

10-6-3

11-2-2

Corpus Christi

33

14

14

5

33

.500

103

117

818

6-10-1

8-4-4

Wichita Falls

31

10

19

2

22

.355

83

116

502

4-8-1

6-11-1

Odessa

33

5

26

2

12

.182

62

151

633

1-14-1

4-12-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORDS AGAINST THE SOUTH:
AMARILLO: 2-2-0
TEXAS: 1-7-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-1-2
ODESSA: 3-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Perry D’Arrisso – 17
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso & Emil Romig –20
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso  – 37
PLUS/MINUS: Jalen Schulz, Wayland Williams, Rudy Sulmonte – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 90min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 114
WINS: Hayden Stewart & Ben Myers – 6
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 3.18
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .911

COMMITMENTS

2013-2014
Beau Walker – Wisconsin-Stevens Point (D3 – NCHA)
Dmitry Ermakov – Norwich University (D3 – ECAC East)

2014-2015
Matthew Weis – Ohio State University

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
            – Anthony Stolarz (U. of Nebraska-Omaha) – (2-5-0, 2.56GAA, .898%)
            – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (6G, 0A) – 16GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 16GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (3-6-0, 3.30GAA, .892%)
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 12GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 13GP

NCAA D-III…
            – Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 9GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 6GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (5g, 3a) – 12GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 0a) – 6GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (2g, 7a) – 12GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-1, 6.00GAA, .838%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (3g, 2a) – 9GP

USHL…
            Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (7g, 12a) – 25GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 5a) – 23GP
            – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (1g, 4a) – 13GP
            – Roman Uchyn – (Des Moines) – (3g, 2a) – 9GP

QMJHL…
            – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (3g, 4a) – 21GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Saturday, January 4th, @ 7:05PM vs. Odessa Jackalopes
Caller Times 4-Pack Night – 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s for $44

Friday, January 11th, @ 7:05PM vs. Texas Tornado
Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz domestic beer & 24oz soda!

Saturday, January 12th, @ 7:05PM vs. Texas Tornado
Caller Times 4-Pack Night – 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s for $44
Teen Night – Presented by WHATABURGER

LISTEN TO THE RAYS… All IceRays’ home games will be aired live on SportsJuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP (search: icerays) with a 15 minute pregame and postgame show.  Away games will air on 91.1FM KSGR and KSGR.org with the voice of the Rays, Rob Lippolis.  In addition, all games will be available through the league’s video website, www.fasthockey.com.