GAME PREVIEW #46: vs. ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #529
HOME GAME #22
TEAM GAME #46

ODESSA JACKALOPES (6-35-3, 15pts, 6TH – South Division)

VS.

CORPUSCHRISTIICERAYS (19-20-6, 44pts, 4TH – South Division)

AmericanBank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 – 7:05 PM

  Referee:Peter Schlittenhardt    Linesmen:Alex Black & Eli Rivera

TONIGHT’S GAME …Corpus Christi hosts “Pink in the Rink” night against Odessa tonight.  On Wednesday three different players scored their first NAHL goals.  The IceRays went down early to the Jackalopes but rebounded with a 6-3 win.  Nick Monfils scored his first two goals in the NAHL while Rudy Sulmonte scored a pair of goals as well.  Odessa’s Brett Wagner and Corey Hoffman each tallied their first goals as well.  Corpus Christi’s 3rd ranked power-play went two-for-three against the Jacks’.   

BROADCAST…Listen LIVE on ustream.com, sportsjuice.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP.  Video is available on fasthockey.com for a small cost.

THE SERIES…Tonight’s game is the 8th meeting of 12 overall between the IceRays and Jackalopes this season.   
            – Season series: IceRays lead 6-1

MONFILS SHINES…Newcomer Nick Monfils scored his first two goals in the NAHL in the first period on Wednesday night en route to the 6-3 victory.   

HUTTON TO INDIANA… Grant Hutton has been summoned to play for the Indiana Ice in the USHL this weekend.  He will suit up against Muskegon on Saturday and Youngstown on Sunday afternoon.

POWER-PLAY ON FIRE…  The man advantage helped on Wednesday as Corpus Christi went two-for-three while up a skater.  Rudy Sulmonte and Mike Economos each scored a PPG.

KEY INJURIES… The IceRays remain without Perry D’Arrisso and Trevor Heuser for tonight’s game.   

PLAYOFF RACE…With a win on Wednesday the Rays’ increased the lead for 4th place to five points over 5th place Wichita Falls.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

42

31

5

6

68

.810

171

87

854

18-1-3

13-4-3

Texas

46

32

13

1

65

.707

175

119

843

15-7-1

17-6-0

Topeka

44

27

11

6

60

.682

134

103

1032

14-7-4

13-4-2

Corpus Christi

45

19

20

6

44

.489

139

154

1077

8-12-1

11-8-5

Wichita Falls

43

18

22

3

39

.453

132

151

664

9-9-2

9-13-1

Odessa

44

6

35

3

15

.170

93

216

910

2-17-2

4-18-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 3-3-0
TEXAS: 1-9-0
TOPEKA: 1-3-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-2-3
ODESSA: 6-1-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 21
ASSISTS: Emil Romig – 28
POINTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 47
PLUS/MINUS: Grant Hutton – +8
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 113min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 149
WINS: Hayden Stewart – 9
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.99
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .910

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) – 26GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 16GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (5-9-1, 2.80GAA, .911%) – 15GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 19GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 6a) – 21GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 16GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 13GP
            – Jake Diamond (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (9g, 8a) – 22GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (2g, 1a) – 14GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (8g, 10a) – 22GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-1, 6.00GAA, .838%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 9GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (3g, 4a) – 18GP

USHL…
            Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (8g, 15a) – 34GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 6a) – 31GP
            – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (1g, 4a) – 24GP
            Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (4g, 2a) – 17GP

QMJHL…
            – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (4g, 4a) – 30GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (4-0-1 / 2.17GAA / .922%) – 7GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Friday, February 7th @ 7:05PM vs. Odessa Jackalopes
Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz beer & 24oz Soda!
Pink The Rink Night – Presented by Radiology & Imaging, CC Disposal,
                                                Western Steel, & Cash Flow Experts
            – Exhibition Game: Ex-IceRays vs. CC Firefighters
            – First 1,000 fans get FREE pink IceRays Jersey!
            – Jersey Auction following the game!

LISTEN TO THE RAYS… All IceRays’ home games will air on ustream.com, sportsjuice.com, the TuneIn Radio APP, along with the voice of the Rays, Rob Lippolis.  In addition, all games will be available through the league’s video website, www.fasthockey.com.