GAME PREVIEW #39: @ AMARILLO BULLS

LEAGUE GAME #447
ROAD GAME #19
TEAM GAME #39

AMARILLO BULLS (24-4-5, 59pts, 1ST – South Division & NAHL)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (15-17-6, 36pts, 4TH – South Division)

Amarillo Civic Center – Amarillo, TX

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 – 7:00 PM

  Referee:Ryan Monahan      Linesmen:Anthony Falette & Justin Bell

TONIGHT’S GAME …Tonight, the IceRays play their third game in four days on the road as they battle league’s best, the Amarillo Bulls.  Corpus Christi is coming off a shootout loss to Wichita Falls, who now sits only four points behind the IceRays for the final playoff spot in the South Division.  On Wednesday night, the Rays’ lost 4-3 and were unable to find the back of the net in a shootout while Hayden Stewart stopped all but one Wildcat attempt.  Last time Corpus Christi visited Amarillo, they came out with a weekend split losing the first, and winning the second.  The IceRays are banged up and will need scoring from unlikely sources.

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the 5th meeting between the IceRays and Bulls this season.   
            – Season series: Tied 2-2

KEY INJURIES… The IceRays come into Amarillo banged up as Perry D’Arrisso and AJ Jarosz are out tonight.  Initial x-rays show a small fracture in the ankle of D’Arrisso but he will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Corpus Christi.  Jarosz is suffering from a lower body injury.

GOT HIS FIRST…  Grant Hutton was inserted into the lineup on Wednesday and recorded his first NAHL goal of his career on a deflection in front of the net.    

PLAYOFF RACE…Corpus Christi is now just 4pts in front of Wichita Falls after losing to the Wildcats on Tuesday night 1-0 and in a shootout Wednesday 4-3. 

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

38

15

17

6

36

.474

114

132

891

7-12-1

8-5-5

Wichita Falls

36

15

19

2

32

.444

108

126

591

9-8-1

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: 1-2-3
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: Wayland Williams & Grant Hutton – +6
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 92min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 124
WINS: Hayden Stewart – 7
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 3.08
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .912

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) – 8GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (5g, 3a) – 15GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 1a) – 10GP
            – 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) – 17GP
            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

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Wednesday, February 6th @ 7:05PM vs. Odessa Jackalopes
Dollar Night – $1 Hotdogs & $1 Soda!

Friday, February 7th @ 7:05PM vs. Odessa Jackalopes
Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz beer & 24oz Soda!
Pink The Rink Night – Presented by Radiology & Imaging
            – Jersey Auction following the game!

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.