GAME PREVIEW #36: VS. TEXAS TORNADO

LEAGUE GAME #435
HOME GAME #20
TEAM GAME #36

TEXAS TORNADO (27-10-1, 55pts, 2ND – South Division)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (15-15-5, 35pts, 4TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013 – 7:05 PM

  Referee:Walker Holton                    Linesmen:William Hancock & Eli Rivera

TONIGHT’S GAME …Last night, the IceRays held Texas to just 20 shots on net, however, could not capitalize after scoring three goals in the second period to tie the game at three aside.  Andrew Paras scored his first as a member of the IceRays, while Mike Economos and Rudy Sulmonte scored 39 seconds apart to tie the game.  Tonight, Corpus Christi looks to capitalize on all the chances they had last night and limit the opportunities that the Tornado had in period one. 

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the 10th meeting between the IceRays and Tornado this season.   
            – Season series: Texas leads 8-1

39SEC APART… Corpus Christi tied the game in the second period when trailing 3-0.  Mike Economos and Rudy Sulmonte scored 39 seconds apart to pull the game even.

OHL WIN… Former IceRays goaltender Anthony Stolarz picked up his first OHL win with the London Knights last night over the Ottawa 67’s.  Stolarz stopped 33 of 38 shots. 

PLAYOFF RACE… Corpus Christi is now 9pts in front of Wichita Falls after losing to Texas to last night, and a Wildcat win over Odessa. 

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

35

26

4

5

57

.814

146

75

674

14-1-2

12-3-3

Texas

38

27

10

1

55

.724

146

98

750

13-6-1

14-4-0

Topeka

36

22

9

5

49

.681

111

82

838

10-6-3

12-3-2

Corpus Christi

35

15

15

5

35

.500

111

125

849

7-11-1

8-4-4

Wichita Falls

33

12

19

2

26

.394

94

120

549

6-8-1

6-11-1

Odessa

35

5

28

2

12

.171

68

162

675

1-14-1

4-14-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 2-2-0
TEXAS: 1-8-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-1-2
ODESSA: 4-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Perry D’Arrisso & Rudy Sulmonte – 17
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 23
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 40
PLUS/MINUS: Rudy Sulmonte – +6
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 92min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 118
WINS: Hayden Stewart – 7
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 3.25
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .907

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…
            – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (6G, 2A) – 18GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 16GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (3-7-0, 3.05GAA, .904%)
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 14GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 15GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 11GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (5g, 3a) – 14GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 1a) – 8GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (4g, 8a) – 15GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-1, 6.00GAA, .838%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 9GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (3g, 4a) – 14GP

USHL…
            Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (7g, 14a) – 28GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 5a) – 25GP
            – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (1g, 4a) – 15GP
            Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (3g, 2a) – 11GP

QMJHL…
            – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (3g, 4a) – 22GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (1-0-0 / 5.00GAA / .868%)

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

TONIGHT @ 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.