LIPPOLIS ACCEPTS JOB WITH OMAHA LANCERS

IceRays Fans,

This will be my last press release as I will be moving on to Omaha, Nebraska and be the Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League.

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank each and every one of you who I came across and met during my three seasons with the IceRays here in Corpus Christi.  Some say college is the best time of your life, but being here in this amazing city was truly the best three years I have ever lived. 

The people in Corpus Christi are amazing and I will never ever forget my time here.  But beyond that, working with the office staff the IceRays have was like my second family.  I thought of them as friends, not co-workers. 

I can’t thank Pat Dunn, Tim Lange, and Cassidy Lange enough for allowing me the privilege to call games for the ‘Rays.  It was the most humbling experience of my life that I will never forget!

“It was a matter of time before we lost Rob’s services.  He is a very talented young man and it didn’t take long for someone to discover him.  We want to wish Rob good luck with his promotion.  He was a hard working young man with a passion for what he does.  He never answered with a NO, he always got his work done in a professional and prompt matter.  He was not only an employee of the IceRays but he was also a close friend to many of us in the IceRays office.  He was liked by all his co-workers and always brought a great attitude to the front office.  He joins the list of IceRays broadcasters that moved on and I guarantee it won’t be long before he makes it to the top and joins fellow former IceRays broadcaster Josh Bogorad who is now with the Dallas Stars.  I knew the time had come when Rob was asked to go broadcast for the San Antonio Rampage in the American Hockey League earlier this year.  It is well deserved.  This is no  different from our players, we enjoy seeing our players and staff move up to the next level.  On behalf of the IceRays organization we want to wish Rob the best of luck with his new job.”

It will be tough to leave after so many friends I made.  I always said, I love it here so much if I had any job other than hockey broadcasting I would stay in Corpus Christi my whole life. 

Once again, THANK YOU to every single person I met here, this is a great city, with an amazing team, and the BEST fans in the world!