GAME PREVIEW #7: vs. LONE STAR BRAHMAS

LEAGUE GAME #063
HOME GAME #3
TEAM GAME #7

LONE STAR BRAHMAS (1-4-1, 3pts, 7TH – South Division)

VS.

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (1-4-1, 3pts, 6TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 – 7:05PM

      

TONIGHT’S GAME … For the first time since the IceRays joined the North American Hockey League, the Brahmas return to the American Bank Center as a pair of 1-4-1 squads take the ice for a pair of games.  The home opener comes after six games on the road have already been played for Corpus Christi.  This is a big weekend for players as the IceRays roster still needs to be trimmed down.  The Brahmas had tough competition at the Showcase after splitting with Rio Grande Valley, they dropped three straight games to Austin, Port Huron, and Fairbanks. 

TONIGHT’S BROADCAST… Listen LIVE tonight beginning at 6:50PM on sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, and the TuneIn Radio APP.  Puck drops at 7:05PM.  PPV Video is available on fasthockey.com! Click the LISTEN LIVE link on www.goicerays.com for more info!

THE SERIES… Tonight’s game is the first of eight meetings between the IceRays and Brahmas this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. LSB: 0-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– Sat. September 28th vs. Lone Star – 7:05PM (American Bank Center)
– Fri. October 4th @ Fairbanks – 10:30PM (Big Dipper Ice Arena)
– Sat. October 5th @ Fairbanks – 11:00PM (Big Dipper Ice Arena)
– Fri. October 11th @ Kenai River – 10:30PM (Soldotna Sports Complex)
– Sat. October 12th @ Kenai River – 10:30PM (Soldotna Sports Complex)

BRAHMAS RETURN… The Brahmas return to the American Bank Center this weekend for the first time in three years after the IceRays joined the NAHL.    

SPECIAL TEAMS STRUGGLING… The IceRays are looking for that breakthrough game on special teams.  Currently, the ‘Rays are ranked 23rd on the PP and 20th on the PK. 

NAHL HONORABLE MENTIONS… Both Jake Durflinger and Maurin Bouvet on being named honorable mentions for the South Division Star of the Week!

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION…

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Topeka

7

5

2

0

10

.714

22

13

123

4-1-0

1-1-0

Wichita Falls

6

4

1

1

9

.750

25

15

138

3-1-0

1-0-1

Rio Grande Valley

6

2

1

3

7

.583

12

15

121

0-0-2

2-1-1

Odessa

7

2

5

0

4

.286

13

29

130

1-1-0

1-4-0

Amarillo

4

1

2

1

3

.375

13

16

50

1-1-0

0-1-1

Corpus Christi

6

1

4

1

3

.250

11

19

100

0-1-1

1-3-0

Lone Star

6

1

4

1

3

.250

14

24

166

1-2-1

0-2-0

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-0-0
LONE STAR: 0-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 0-0-0
ODESSA: 0-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 0-0-0
KENAI RIVER: 0-0-0
MINOT: 1-0-0
COULEE REGION: 0-1-0
MN WILDERNESS: 0-1-0
PORT HURON: 0-0-1

ICERAYS LEADERS:
GOALS: Eric Purcell & Maurin Bouvet – 2
ASSISTS: Jake Durflinger – 3
POINTS: Durflinger, Bouvet, Purcell, Lem – 3
PLUS/MINUS: Malo Ville – +3
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 22min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 17
WINS: Scott Albertoni – 1
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Forbes Ploszaj – 2.52
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Forbes Ploszaj – .872

COMMITMENTS

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

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
            – Perry D’Arrisso – (Clarkson University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
 
          – Emil Romig – (University of Denver) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           
– Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 0a) –0GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (0-0-0, 0.00GAA, .000%) – 0GP
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

NCAA D-III…
            Dmitry Ermakov (Norwich University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            Mike Economos (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            Zachary Lindsay (UMass Boston) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            – Ian McGilvrey (Plymouth State University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

            – John Roisum (University of St. Thomas) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Andrew Paras (University of Wisconsin-River Falls) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Tommy Telesca (SUNY Potsdam) (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           
– Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Jake Diamond (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-0-0, 0.00GAA, .000%)
            – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

OTHER…
            – Beau Walker (Eastern Washington U.) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

USHL…
            – Jalen Schulz (Tri-City) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Hayden Stewart (Dubuque) – (0-0-0, 0.00GAA, .000%) – 0GP
            – Ryan Chiasson (Dubuque) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Nick Monfils (Lincoln) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Brandon Smith (Lincoln) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           
Matthew Weis (Green Bay) – (0g, 0a) –0GP
            Danny Fetzer (Chicago) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
            – Roman Uchyn (Des Moines) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP

QMJHL…
            Phil Pietroniro (Val d’Or Foreurs) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP

OHL…
            – Anthony Stolarz (London)
                        Regular Season –
(1-0-0 / 0.00GAA / 1.000%) – 1GP

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

TONIGHT, September 27th, 2013 @ 7:05PM
BEST OF THE BEST OPENING WEEKEND
FROSTY FRIDAY
– $1 BEER & SODA
1,000 FREE MAGNET SCHEDULES – PRES. BY JANET’S CAKERY

TOMORROW, September 28th, 2013 @ 7:05PM
BEST OF THE BEST OPENING WEEKEND
GAME PRESENTED BY – UNITED RENTALS
CALLER TIMES 4-PACK NIGHT – 4 TIX, 4 HOTDOGS, 4 SODAS FOR $44           

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