CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League will conclude their preparation for the 2015-16 season with a pre-season friendly game on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. from the NYTEX Sports Center in North Richland Hills, Texas.
The matchup will be the sole pre-season game for the IceRays before they open the 2015-16 season on Friday, September 18 against the Topeka RoadRunners from Landon Arena. The format will simulate a regular season game with three 20-minute periods and two intermissions in order to give the coaching staffs a better look at their team. Last year, the IceRays played a home-and-home series against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in preparation for a successful 2014-15 campaign.
The Brahmas enter the 2015-16 season as the reigning South Division Champions following a 40-12-8 campaign en route to an appearance in the Robertson Cup Semifinals against the Austin Bruins. In the playoffs, the Brahmas earned a 7-3 record while only losing once against Wenatchee and Topeka combined. The Bruins upset their chances at a Robertson Cup Finals berth by winning the series 2-1, including an overtime win in Game 3 to clinch the series. Their successes on the ice helped them to earn South Division Organization of the Year.
Coverage of the friendly will begin at 6:50 p.m. with an abbreviated Countdown to Faceoff just before the opening faceoff on the IceRays’ flagship station, SportsRadio Corpus Christi (KSIX 1230AM). The voice of the IceRays, Collin Schuck, has the call to start his second year with the organization. Limited coverage will also be available on Twitter (@goicerays).
Season tickets for the 2015-16 IceRays hockey season are on sale now. New to full season plans are first round tickets for the 2016 Robertson Cup Playoffs. Contact the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-PUCK for details or check out pricing and seating online at www.goicerays.com. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), and Vine (@goicerays).