RAYS REPORT #1

The Corpus Christi IceRays kicked off the 2011-2012 home opener in thrilling fashion as they defeated the Odessa Jackalopes in OT 2-1 on a penalty shot.  With the win, the IceRays moved into second in the South Division with 6pts.  They head into Odessa for two games Friday and Saturday night!  Read all about it here.

GAME #1 – 9-23-11: Corpus Christi 2-1 Odessa: – Eric Purcell netted the game winning goal 2:42 into overtime on a penalty shot to give the Rays a 2-1 win inside the American Bank Center.  Seth Blair tied the game 17:53 into the second period on a rebound in front of the net.  The assist was credited to Cody Milligan.  Kale Robertson recorded 22 saves for his second win of the year.  Corpus Christi fired 42 shots on net in the victory.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: Although there are no home games this weekend, October 7th and 8th are the next home games as the IceRays take on Amarillo.  On Friday October 7th, fans will enjoy Frosty Friday! All fans in attendance will receive half off 20oz. domestic beer and 24 oz. soda.  Saturday is the Caller Times Family Four Pack Night.  Four tickets will cost only $32!  For more information contact the front office at 361.814.7825 or visit the website at www.goicerays.com

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
                       

 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

4

3

0

1

7

.875

18

9

45

2-0-0

1-0-1

Corpus Christi

5

3

2

0

6

.600

14

10

95

2-1-0

1-1-0

Topeka

6

2

3

1

5

.417

20

14

109

1-0-1

1-3-0

Texas

4

2

1

1

5

.625

16

12

68

0-1-1

2-0-0

Wichita Falls

6

2

4

0

4

.333

17

19

92

2-2-0

0-2-0

New Mexico

4

1

3

0

2

.250

12

19

45

0-2-0

1-1-0

Odessa

5

0

3

2

2

.200

5

15

111

0-2-0

0-1-2

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORDS AGAINST THE SOUTH:

AMARILLO: 0-0-0
NEW MEXICO: 0-0-0
TEXAS: 0-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-0-0
WICHITA FALLS: 0-0-0
ODESSA: 1-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Perry DArrisso, 3
ASSISTS: Matthew Weis, 4
POINTS: Matthew Weis, 5
PLUS/MINUS: Seth Blair, +3
PENALTY MINUTES: Travis Maxwell, 17min
HOTS: Beau Walker, 21
WINS: Kale Robertson, 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Anthony Stolarz, 1.50
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Anthony Stolarz, .939

RIVALRY RENEWED?…The IceRays may have juiced up the old Odessa/Corpus Christi rivalry this past Friday night.  In a matter of minutes, both teams racked up a combined 72 penalty minutes during a line brawl. 

PENALTY KILLING MACHINE… The IceRays continue to dominate on the penalty kill throughout the season so far.  Through five games, the IceRays have killed off all but one penalty including every power play they faced Friday night against Odessa.

PACKED HOUSE:  On Friday in the home opener the IceRays played in front of 5,145 fans inside the American Bank Center.

WHAT’S ON TAP?Corpus Christi heads to Odessa for two games against the Jackalopes on Friday and Saturday night.  All games start at 7:05 PM local.  Fans can listen to all the action with the voice of the IceRays, Rob Lippolis, beginning 15 minutes prior to the games on the Rays flagship station, ESPN Radio 1440AM.  The game is available for free online at www.1440KEYS.com or on the league’s pay-per-view website, www.fasthockey.com.  Be sure to get your tickets now by calling the IceRays front office at 361.814.PUCK (7825) or crash the net at www.goicerays.com.

               “THE NEW ICERAYS…TOMORROW’S STARS”