GAME PREVIEW #42: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #488
ROAD GAME #22
TEAM GAME #42

ODESSA JACKALOPES (6-31-2, 14pts, 6TH – South Division)

VS.

CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (16-19-6, 38pts, 4TH – South Division)

Ector County Coliseum – Odessa, TX

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013 – 7:00 PM

  Referee:Brent Tubbs      Linesmen:Kevin Madden & Dylan Peper

TONIGHT’S GAME …The IceRays look to split the weekend with the Odessa Jackalopes tonight.  Last night, the Jacks’ won their second game at home and sixth overall with a 4-3 win over the Rays’.  Lawrence Cornellier had a factor in every goal assisting the first two and scoring the last two, including the eventual game winner.  Nick Deery was solid in net and Odessa held off a late push by the IceRays as time expired.  In his 9th game with the IceRays, Luke McDiarmid recorded his first point, an assist in the loss.

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 Jacks’ this season.   
            – Season series: IceRays lead 4-1

“JACK”POT…Odessa’s Lawrence Cornellier scored twice, and added two helpers in the 4-3 win. 

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

PLAYOFF RACE…Despite the loss, Corpus Christi is still 6pts in front of Wichita Falls after the Wildcats fell to Texas by a goal.

HANGING AROUND…With the injuries to the Rays’, forwards Chris Stovall and Dakota Beaulieu remain in Odessa for tonight’s matchup.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Texas

42

31

10

1

63

.750

166

104

780

15-6-1

16-4-0

Amarillo

39

28

5

6

62

.795

161

84

758

16-1-3

12-4-3

Topeka

40

25

10

5

55

.688

123

93

937

13-6-3

12-4-2

Corpus Christi

41

16

19

6

38

.463

123

144

959

7-12-1

9-7-5

Wichita Falls

39

15

22

2

32

.410

114

138

629

9-9-1

6-13-1

Odessa

39

6

31

2

14

.179

79

189

788

2-14-1

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: 4-1-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 18
ASSISTS: Emil Romig – 26
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 40
PLUS/MINUS: Grant Hutton – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 109min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 137
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) – 22GP
            – 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) – 18GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 15GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 10GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (6g, 4a) – 17GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (2g, 1a) – 13GP
            – 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) – 20GP
            Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (4g, 2a) – 14GP

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.