GAME PREVIEW #41: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #476
ROAD GAME #21
TEAM GAME #41

ODESSA JACKALOPES (5-31-2, 12pts, 6TH – South Division)

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CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (16-18-6, 38pts, 4TH – South Division)

Ector County Coliseum – Odessa, TX

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 – 7:00 PM

  Referee:Brent Tubbs      Linesmen:Kevin Madden & Dylan Peper

TONIGHT’S GAME … The 5th game of an eight game road trip kicks off with a battle in Odessa against the Jackalopes.  Corpus Christi has a 4-0 record over the Jacks’ to start this year however, Odessa caused problems to the Rays’ last time they visited the Coliseum.  This time will not be any easier with Corpus Christi hurt by injuries.  Odessa has made several roster moves coming into tonight including 6ft 6in goaltender Erick Majerle while parting ways with defenseman Austin Ho.  Odessa is 1-21 in their last 22 games and has lost ten straight games.

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 5th meeting between the IceRays and Jacks’ this season.   
            – Season series: IceRays lead 4-0

KEY INJURIES… The IceRays come into Odessa banged up as Perry D’Arrisso, Charles Baldwin, and Trevor Heuser did not make the trip.  

BIG REBOUND…Corpus Christi rebounded on Saturday night in Amarillo defeating the Bulls 4-3 in a shootout.

PLAYOFF RACE…Corpus Christi is now 6pts in front of Wichita Falls after beating Amarillo in a shootout on Saturday. 

ADD TWO MORE…With the injuries to the Rays’, forwards Chris Stovall and Dakota Beaulieu joined Corpus Christi in Odessa for the weekend.

BRICK WALL… Goaltender Ben Myers stopped 49 of 52 shots on Saturday against the Amarillo Bulls, including three of four in a shootout.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

38

28

4

6

62

.816

161

83

750

16-1-3

12-3-3

Texas

41

30

10

1

61

.744

163

102

774

15-6-1

15-4-0

Topeka

39

24

10

5

53

.679

122

93

923

12-6-3

12-4-2

Corpus Christi

40

16

18

6

38

.475

120

140

941

7-12-1

9-6-5

Wichita Falls

38

15

21

2

32

.421

112

135

621

9-8-1

6-13-1

Odessa

38

5

31

2

12

.158

75

186

760

1-14-1

4-17-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 3-3-0
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 – 134
WINS: Hayden Stewart & Ben Myers – 7
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 3.06
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .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) – 21GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 16GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (4-8-1, 2.86GAA, .909%) – 13GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 17GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 5a) – 17GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 14GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 9GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (6g, 4a) – 17GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 1a) – 12GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (5g, 9a) – 18GP
            – 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) – (8g, 14a) – 31GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 5a) – 29GP
            – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (1g, 4a) – 19GP
            Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (4g, 2a) – 13GP

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

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (2-0-0 / 2.39GAA / .915%) – 4GP

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, along with ustream.com with the voice of the Rays, Rob Lippolis.  In addition, all games will be available through the league’s video website, www.fasthockey.com.