GAME PREVIEW #59: VS. ODESSA JACKALOPES

LEAGUE GAME #702
HOME GAME #29
TEAM GAME #59

ODESSA JACKALOPES (6-49-3, 15pts, 6TH – South Division)

VS.

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (26-26-6, 58pts, 4TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013 – 7:05PM

TONIGHT’S GAME … Corpus Christi has the chance to clinch a playoff spot tonight depending on the outcome of the Wichita Falls/Topeka contest.  The IceRays was swept by Amarillo for the first time all season last weekend in two close contests.  Rudy Sulmonte continues his scoring streak with 8pts in his last five games while for Odessa, the go to guy lately is Anthony Olguin who tallied 5pts in five games.  The Jackalopes can play spoiler though as they look to end the season on a high note. 

TONIGHT’S BROADCASTS… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 6:50PM on sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP.  Puck drops at 7:05PM.  Video is available on fasthockey.com for a small cost.

THE SERIES… Tonight’s game is the 11th of 12 meetings between the IceRays and Jackalopes this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. ODE: 9-1-0

PLAYOFF OUTLOOK… The IceRays can clinch a playoff spot tonight if….
           
– IceRays win and Wichita Falls loss
            – IceRays overtime/shootout loss and Wichita Falls regulation loss
            – IceRays overtime/shootout win and Wichita Falls overtime/shootout loss

EIGHT IN FOUR… Rudy Sulmonte has 8pts in four games for the IceRays who went 2-2-0 in that span. 

RUNNER-UP… The IceRays point leader Rudy Sulmonte was also selected as the runner-up for the South Division Player of the Week!

RETURNING… AJ Jarosz is back in the lineup tonight for Corpus Christi after missing several games with an injury

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

zAmarillo

58

44

7

7

95

.819

238

114

1229

24-2-4

20-5-3

xTopeka

58

37

14

7

81

.698

184

143

1331

16-9-5

21-5-2

xTexas

58

36

20

2

74

.638

215

158

1093

16-11-1

20-9-1

Corpus Christi

58

26

26

6

58

.500

179

193

1357

11-16-1

15-10-5

Wichita Falls

58

26

28

4

56

.483

180

194

913

13-13-2

13-15-2

Odessa

58

6

49

3

15

.129

114

294

1216

2-26-2

4-23-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 5-7-0
TEXAS: 2-10-0
TOPEKA: 1-3-0
WICHITA FALLS: 2-3-3
ODESSA: 9-1-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 26
ASSISTS: Emil Romig – 35
POINTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 60
PLUS/MINUS: Grant Hutton – +13
PENALTY MINUTES: Brandon Berkley – 132min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 189
WINS: Ben Myers & Hayden Stewart – 12
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.92
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .914

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) – 33GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (2g, 4a) – 20GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (8-15-1, 3.22GAA, .900%) – 24GP
            – 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) – (11g, 23a) – 51GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (6g, 6a) – 46GP
            – Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (4g, 7a) – 31GP

QMJHL…
            – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (6g, 5a) – 41GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London)
                        Regular Season –
(13-3-2 / 2.29GAA / .920%) – 20GP
                        Playoff Season – (4-0-0 / 1.57GAA / .946%) – 4GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Friday, March 29th vs. Odessa Jackalopes @ 7:05PM
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LISTEN TO THE RAYS… All IceRays’ home games will air LIVE on sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP with the voice of the Rays, Rob Lippolis.  In addition, all games will be available through the league’s video website, www.fasthockey.com.