SOLDOTNA, ALASKA – Ben Myers didn’t let up a goal through 65 minutes of play, however, the Corpus Christi IceRays failed to score all game, including the shootout as Kenai River picked up a rare 1-0 shootout victory on Friday night inside the Soldotna Sports Center.
The goaltenders dueled back and forth in the first two periods as the IceRays put 21 shots on net through the first 40 minutes of play. Numerous chances on the power-play were denied by Brown Bears goaltender Zack Quinn. Lucas Bennett had the best scoring chance for the ‘Rays on a backdoor shot that Quinn sprawled out for, flashing the left leg pad to keep the game scoreless.
In the final minutes of the third period Ben Myers and the IceRays held off a late push by the Brown Bears and forced overtime as both squads were scoreless after 60min of action.
With less than ten seconds left in overtime, Kyle Froese intercepted a shot attempt and flew down the ice with Mikkel Hojbjerg for one last opportunity. Froese threw on the brakes and fired a wrister as time expired that was stopped by the shoulder of Zack Quinn.
In a shootout the lone scorer was Sebastian Fuchs who sealed a 1-0 victory for the Brown Bears.
Ben Myers and Zack Quinn each denied 22 shots in the game.
The IceRays are in action tomorrow night to finish out the weekend series against Kenai River. Puck drops at 10:30PM CST, coverage begins at 10:15PM CST with the IceRays Pregame Show on 91.1FM KSGR, ksgr.org, ustream.com, and fasthockey.com.
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