HEART ASSOCIATION NIGHT MAKES DEBUT THIS SATURDAY

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays close out February with their first celebration of Heart Association Night this Saturday at the American Bank Center during an important stretch against the Odessa Jackalopes.

The IceRays finish Heart Month with their first Heart Association Night, presented by AutoNation Ford, Coastal Cardiology Associates, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Mattress Firm, and Setton Farms. The IceRays are debuting heart-themed uniforms on Friday night and will be worn both games this weekend. Those jerseys will be available in the Eddie Jackson, New York Life Post-Game Jersey Auction following Saturday’s game. There will also be a silent auction table with various items available for bidding during the weekend-ender. Proceeds from Heart Night will benefit the American Heart Association – Corpus Christi.

Saturday’s game is also a Corpus Christi Caller-Times Family 4-Pack Night with four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for just $46. Fans looking to purchase tickets that need fewer than four can take advantage of the team’s “Go Nuts! For Heart Health” campaign by buying two tickets from the IceRays Front Office for just $20 and receiving a bag of Setton Farms pistachios in return with those proceeds also benefitting the American Heart Association.

Friday night is also a Frosty Friday with $1 beer and soda throughout the game. Both games will feature a post-game skate presented by Braselton Homes.

The IceRays and Jackalopes play for the second of three weekends this season at the American Bank Center and begin a crucial stretch for playoff positioning. The two teams are separated by just one point in the South Division Standings with Odessa holding two games in-hand over Corpus Christi. The IceRays and Jackalopes compete in four-straight games over the next two weeks and six times in the last 14 games of the 2015-16 season. The IceRays have won nine-straight at home against the Jackalopes, last falling on Jan. 17, 2014.

Both games begin at 7:11 p.m. with doors opening one hour prior to the start of the game. Tickets are available at www.Ticketmaster.com, the American Bank Center, or at the IceRays Front Office. Coverage begins at 6:55 p.m. on SportsJuice.com, FASTHockey.com, and 87.7FM in-arena.

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