GAME PREVIEW #8: VS. LONE STAR BRAHMAS

LEAGUE GAME #075
HOME GAME #4
TEAM GAME #8

LONE STAR BRAHMAS (1-5-1, 3pts, 7TH – South Division)

VS.

CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS (2-4-1, 5pts, 4TH – South Division)

American Bank Center – Corpus Christi, TX

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 – 7:05PM

REFEREE: Sean MacFarlane        LINESMEN: Neil Campbell & Trevor Atkinson

TONIGHT’S GAME … Corpus Christi looks to make it two in a row tonight against the Lone Star Brahmas after an 8-0 victory last night, backed by five power-play goals on eight attempts.  Eric Purcell and Grant Hutton led the scoring with two goals apiece.  Kyle Froese, Malo Ville, Martin Hojbjerg and Lucas Bennett also got in on the scoring while Ben Myers stopped all 21 shots he faced.  Even though it’s early in the season, Corpus Christi hopped up to fourth place in the South Division Standings as Rio Grande Valley and Wichita Falls were both idle last night.  The power-play and penalty-kill that struggled in the first six games caught fire last night as the ‘Rays put home five man up goals and turned aside all five penalty-kills they faced.  Tonight’s game is pivotal, especially on home ice, as Corpus Christi will play the next six games on the road.

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 second of eight meetings between the IceRays and Brahmas this season.   
            – IceRays record vs. LSB: 1-0-0

NEXT FIVE ICERAYS GAMES…
– 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)
– Fri. October 18th @ Amarillo – 7:05PM (Amarillo Civic Center)

FIVE POWER-PLAY GOALS… The IceRays finally figured out the power-play as they put in five goals on the mad advantage in last night’s 8-0 win.

THREE IN 1:37… Corpus Christi scored three goals in a span of 1:37 while on the power-play for a five minute major.

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…

CORPUS CHRISTI’S VS. NAHL:
AMARILLO: 0-0-0
LONE STAR: 1-0-0
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 – 4
ASSISTS: Malo Ville – 4
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 7
PLUS/MINUS: Malo Ville – +4
PENALTY MINUTES: Luke McDiarmid – 27min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 21
WINS: Ben Myers & Scott Albertoni – 1
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 2.02
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .918

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 28th, 2013 @ 7:05PM
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