GAME PREVIEW #38: @ WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS

LEAGUE GAME #446
ROAD GAME #18
TEAM GAME #38

WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS (14-19-2, 30pts, 5TH – South Division)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (15-17-5, 35pts, 4TH – South Division)

Kay Yeager Coliseum – Wichita Falls, TX

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 – 7:15 PM

  Referee:Anthony Falette      Linesmen:Peter MacDougall & William Kingdon

TONIGHT’S GAME …Tonight, the IceRays look to end a two game scoreless drought as they seek a split with the Wichita Falls Wildcats before heading off to Amarillo.  Last night, the Rays’ could not solve Connor Cowley as the Wildcats pulled out a 1-0 shutout on home ice.  With the win, the Cats’ pulled 5pts away from Corpus Christi for the 4th and final playoff spot in the South Division.  Hayden Stewart stopped 33 of 34 shots in the loss.  The lone goal came off a fluke bounce that was credited to Kyle Bauman and proved to be the eventual game winner.    

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the 6th meeting between the IceRays and Wichita Falls this season.   
            – Season series: Wildcats leads 4-1

BEEN A WHILE… The IceRays have not recorded a goal in 146min and 22sec.  The last goal was scored by Rudy Sulmonte on Friday in the 2nd period against the Texas Tornado.

SICK NO MORE…  After missing last weekend with an illness, Hayden Stewart stopped 33 of 34 shots that he went up against last night at Wichita Falls.

PLAYOFF RACE…Corpus Christi is now 5pts in front of Wichita Falls after losing to the Wildcats on Tuesday night 1-0.

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

37

15

17

5

35

.473

111

128

865

7-12-1

8-5-4

Wichita Falls

35

14

19

2

30

.429

104

123

575

8-8-1

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: 1-2-2
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: Grant Hutton – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 92min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 122
WINS: Hayden Stewart – 7
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 3.08
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…
            – 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.