GAME PREVIEW #37: @ WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS

LEAGUE GAME #445
ROAD GAME #17
TEAM GAME #37

WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS (13-19-2, 28pts, 5TH – South Division)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (15-16-5, 35pts, 4TH – South Division)

Kay Yeager Coliseum – Wichita Falls, TX

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 – 7:15 PM

  Referee:Peter MacDougall         Linesmen:Kevin Madden & William Kingdon

TONIGHT’S GAME …Tonight, the IceRays head north to Wichita Falls as they battle the Wildcats in a pair of weeknight games before heading to Amarillo this weekend.  These two games can completely change the shape of the playoff race for the South Division.  Wichita Falls sits just 7pts behind Corpus Christi after a sweep of Odessa this past weekend for the final playoff spot in the division.  For two weeks straight, a Cats’ player earned South Division Star of the Week!    The first two times these two teams met, the Wildcats prevailed in shootouts.  Both squads are 4-6-0 in their last ten games played. 

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the 5th meeting between the IceRays and Wichita Falls this season.   
            – Season series: Wildcats leads 3-1

TWO IN A ROW… The Wildcats had two players consecutively chosen for South Division Star of the Week!  This past week, Sami Salminen was given the honors.

SEVEN IN TEN…  Both Perry D’Arrisso and Beau Walker have 7pts in the past ten games.  D’Arrisso has 3g & 4a while Walker recorded 1g & 6a. 

PLAYOFF RACE…Corpus Christi is now 7pts in front of Wichita Falls after losing to Texas on Saturday, and a Wildcat sweep over Odessa. 

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

36

27

4

5

59

.819

153

77

714

15-1-2

12-3-3

Texas

39

28

10

1

57

.731

148

98

760

13-6-1

15-4-0

Topeka

37

22

10

5

49

.662

113

89

876

10-6-3

12-4-2

Corpus Christi

36

15

16

5

35

.486

111

127

857

7-12-1

8-4-4

Wichita Falls

34

13

19

2

28

.412

103

123

571

7-8-1

6-11-1

Odessa

36

5

29

2

12

.167

71

171

732

1-14-1

4-15-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 2-2-0
TEXAS: 1-9-0
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, 3A) – 19GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 16GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (3-8-0, 3.09GAA, .899%)
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 15GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 15GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 12GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (5g, 3a) – 14GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 1a) – 9GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (4g, 9a) – 16GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-1, 6.00GAA, .838%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 9GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (3g, 4a) – 15GP

USHL…
            Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (7g, 14a) – 29GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 5a) – 27GP
            – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (1g, 4a) – 16GP
            Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (3g, 2a) – 11GP

QMJHL…
            – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (3g, 4a) – 23GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (1-0-0 / 3.91GAA / .887%) – 2GP

LISTEN TO THE RAYS… All IceRays’ 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.