GAME PREVIEW #40: @ AMARILLO BULLS

LEAGUE GAME #458
ROAD GAME #20
TEAM GAME #40

AMARILLO BULLS (25-4-5, 61pts, 1ST – South Division & NAHL)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (15-18-6, 36pts, 4TH – South Division)

Amarillo Civic Center – Amarillo, TX

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013 – 7:00 PM

  Referee:Peter MacDougall      Linesmen:Kevin Madden & Justin Bell

TONIGHT’S GAME …Corpus Christi looks to rebound tonight after letting a close game slip away last night against Amarillo.  The game was even at two goals apiece heading into the final period but the Bulls scored three in the final period and won 5-2.  Amarillo was awarded nine power-plays last night and the Corpus Christi penalty killing unit only allowed one goal on the disadvantage.  Both Rays’ goals came via the power-play in the first period.  Rudy Sulmonte and Brandon Smith picked up the strikes.

BROADCAST…Listen LIVE on 91.1FM, ustream.com, and ksgr.org.  Video is available on fasthockey.com for a small cost.

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the 6th meeting between the IceRays and Bulls this season.   
            – Season series: Bulls lead 3-2

KEY INJURIES… The IceRays come into Amarillo banged up as Perry D’Arrisso and AJ Jarosz are both dealing with injuries that occurred in Wichita Falls.

GOOD SPECIAL TEAMS…Corpus Christi went 2-for-4 on power-play’s Friday night, while holding Amarillo to a 1-for-9 power-play on Friday.

PLAYOFF RACE…Corpus Christi is still just 4pts in front of Wichita Falls after losing to the Bulls last night, and a Wildcat loss to Topeka. 

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

37

28

4

5

61

.824

158

79

730

16-1-2

12-3-3

Texas

40

29

10

1

59

.738

158

100

766

14-6-1

15-4-0

Topeka

38

23

10

5

51

.671

119

92

919

11-6-3

12-4-2

Corpus Christi

39

15

18

6

36

.462

116

137

921

7-12-1

8-6-5

Wichita Falls

37

15

20

2

32

.432

111

132

615

9-8-1

6-12-1

Odessa

37

5

30

2

12

.162

73

181

738

1-14-1

4-16-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 2-3-0
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: Rudy Sulmonte – 18
ASSISTS: Emil Romig – 24
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 40
PLUS/MINUS: Williams, Hutton, Economos – +4
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 104min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 129
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) – 20GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 16GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (4-8-0, 2.96GAA, .907%)
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 16GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 16GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 13GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 8GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (5g, 3a) – 15GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 1a) – 11GP
            – 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) – 16GP

USHL…
            Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (7g, 14a) – 30GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 5a) – 28GP
            – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (1g, 4a) – 18GP
            Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (3g, 2a) – 12GP

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

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (1-0-0 / 2.98GAA / .905%) – 3GP

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
            – Jersey Auction following the game!

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.