GAME PREVIEW #56: @ ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #670
ROAD GAME #30
TEAM GAME #56

ODESSA JACKALOPES (6-46-3, 15pts, 6TH – South Division)

VS.

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (25-24-6, 56pts, 4TH – South Division)

Ector County Coliseum – Odessa, TX

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013 – 7:05PM

Referee:  Jake Brenk    Linesmen: Terrance Murphy & Justin Bell

TONIGHT’S GAME … Corpus Christi plays their final road game of the regular season tonight as the IceRays have an opportunity to sweep Odessa and move to a 6pt lead over Wichita Falls.  Last night the Jackalopes got off to the start they wanted at 9:11 of the first period off the stick of Anthony Olguin.  However, the Rays’ scored eight straight goals, including five in the final period en route to an 8-1 victory in the only NAHL game on Tuesday night.  Eric Purcell and Charles Baldwin each scored a pair of goals and Ben Myers stopped all but one shot, including a penalty-shot attempt in the victory.  Olguin continued his hot streak as he leads Odessa point-wise in the last five games.  Corpus Christi looks for another sweep of the tonight, while at the other end of the spectrum, Odessa seeks to end their 16 game losing streak.

TONIGHT’S BROADCASTS… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 6:50PM on 91.1FM KSGR, ustream.com, ksgr.org.  Puck drops at 7:05PM.  Video is available on fasthockey.com for a small cost.

THE SERIES… Tonight’s game is the 10th of 12 meetings between the IceRays and Jackalopes this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODE: 8-1-0

TWO WHILE DOWN… Charles Baldwin scored two short-handed goals in last night’s 8-1 victory.  It was his 9th and 10th goals of the year! 

MULTI POINT NIGHTS… Last night a total of five different Rays’ skaters recorded multi-point nights.  Rudy Sulmonte, Charles Baldwin, Mike Economos, Beau Walker, and Eric Purcell combined for 11pts.

STAYING BACK… Caleb O’Brien and Trevor Heuser stayed back in Corpus Christi due to injuries. 

PLAYOFF RACE… Corpus Christi is now 4pts ahead of Wichita Falls for the final playoff spot in the South Division. 

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

yAmarillo

56

42

7

7

91

.813

229

108

1204

24-2-4

18-5-3

xTopeka

55

35

14

6

76

.691

173

135

1300

14-9-4

21-5-2

xTexas

55

35

19

1

71

.645

207

147

1052

16-11-1

19-8-0

Corpus Christi

55

25

24

6

56

.509

168

181

1264

11-14-1

14-10-5

Wichita Falls

56

24

28

4

52

.464

169

193

871

11-13-2

13-15-2

Odessa

55

6

46

3

15

.136

110

278

1157

2-25-2

4-21-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 5-5-0
TEXAS: 2-10-0
TOPEKA: 1-3-0
WICHITA FALLS: 2-3-3
ODESSA: 8-1-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 23
ASSISTS: Emil Romig – 32
POINTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 54
PLUS/MINUS: Grant Hutton – +10
PENALTY MINUTES: Mike Economos – 126min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 176
WINS: Ben Myers – 12
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.82
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .915

COMMITMENTS

2013-2014
Beau Walker – Wisconsin-Stevens Point (D3 – NCHA)
Dmitry Ermakov – Norwich University (D3 – ECAC East)
Mike Economos – Plymouth State University (D3 – MASCAC)
Zachary Lindsay – UMass Boston (D3 – ECAC East)
Ian McGilvrey – Plymouth State University (D3 – MASCAC)

2014-2015
Matthew Weis – Ohio State University
Tommaso Bucci – Mercyhurst
 

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
          – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (6G, 3A) – 30GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 20GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (7-14-1, 3.19GAA, .899%) – 22GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 2a) – 20GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (3g, 8a) – 31GP

NCAA D-III…
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 1a) – 19GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 15GP
            – Jake Diamond (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 8GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (10g, 11a) – 27GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (2g, 1a) – 16GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (12g, 11a) – 27GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-1, 6.00GAA, .838%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 9GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (4g, 4a) – 23GP

USHL…
            Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (10g, 21a) – 48GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (5g, 6a) – 43GP
            – Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (4g, 6a) – 28GP

QMJHL…
            – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (6g, 5a) – 40GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London) – (13-3-2 / 2.29GAA / .920%) – 20GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Saturday, March 23rd vs. Amarillo Bulls @ 7:05PM
FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT – presented by 91.1FM KSGR.
CALLER TIMES 4-PACK NIGHT – 4 TIX, 4 HOTDOGS, 4 SODAS FOR $44

Sunday, March 24th vs. Amarillo Bulls @ 3:05PM
SUNDAY FUNDAY – HALF OFF BEER & SODA

LISTEN TO THE RAYS… All IceRays’ away games will air LIVE on 91.1FM KSGR, ustream.com, 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.