RAYS’ REPORT #10: FAIRBANKS TAKES THE WEEKEND, KENAI RIVER UP NEXT

After Corpus Christi left Fairbanks with three of four possible points, the IceDogs came to South Texas and returned the favor defeating the IceRays in overtime on Friday night, and in regulation on Saturday.  Corpus Christi came out with a point though on Friday’s 3-2 OT loss.  This weekend, the other Alaskan squad comes to town as the Kenai River Brown Bears travel from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi for a weekend series on Friday and Saturday night.  The last time the IceRays met Kenai River, the Brown Bears were swept by Corpus Christi.   

GAME #20 – 11-16-12: Corpus Christi 2-3 (OT) Fairbanks –  Perry D’Arrisso scored two goals to give the IceRays a 2-1 lead heading into the third period, however, it was Garret Clemment who stole the show scoring a hat trick including the overtime winner as the Fairbanks IceDogs snuck past Corpus Christi 3-2.  Clemment started the scoring with his first of the night with on a breakaway goal 1:19 left to go in the first period with assists from Duggie Lagrone and Ben Campbell for a 1-0 lead.  Corpus Christi responded just 48 seconds into the second period when D’Arrisso fired a rebound shot from Jalen Schulz past IceDogs goaltender Kevin Aldridge to even the score at one goal apiece.  D’Arrisso struck again at the 9:03 mark of the second period on the power-play with assists credited to Rudy Sulmonte and John Roisum for their only lead of the night, 2-1.  Clemment answered back with an unassisted tally with 6:02 left in the game to knot the score at two.  Then in overtime, Clemment picked up the game winner while Trevor Heuser sat in the penalty box just 1:48 into the extra frame for the 3-2 victory.  Hayden Stewart stopped 30 of 33 shots in the loss.

GAME #21 – 11-17-12: Corpus Christi 1-3 Fairbanks –  The Fairbanks IceDogs added an empty net goal late in regulation to seal a 3-1 victory in front of 4,711 fans inside the American Bank Center on Stars & Stripes Night.  The scoring started 10:09 into the game while the IceRays were a man up.  AJ Jarosz took a pass from the left wins circle and buried it top shelf over the shoulder of Kevin Aldridge for his 4th of the year and a 1-0 IceRays lead.  Fairbanks stormed back in the second period with two goals of their own.  Ben Campbell took a drop pass from Jayson Angus in the left circle and wired it top shelf on Hayden Stewart to even the score up at the 5:33 point of the period.  After a Roman Uchyn minor penalty, Fairbanks took the lead for good after the original shot was handled by Stewart, it snuck behind him and was tapped in by Devin Loe for a 2-1 lead with 4:34 left in the second.  Then, late in regulation, Kyle Lee added an empty net goal to secure a 3-1 victory.  Hayden Stewart stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD @ 7:05PM vs. KENAI RIVER
Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz domestic beer and 24oz soda.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH @7:05PM vs. KENAI RIVER
Caller Times 4-Pack Night – 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s for $44

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Texas

23

16

6

1

33

.717

91

66

454

8-4-1

8-2-0

Amarillo

20

15

2

3

33

.825

90

42

436

9-0-1

6-2-2

Topeka

22

15

4

3

33

.750

73

47

472

6-3-1

9-1-2

Corpus Christi

22

8

9

5

21

.477

62

77

595

3-8-1

5-1-4

Wichita Falls

23

8

13

2

18

.391

58

88

374

4-5-1

4-8-1

Odessa

20

4

14

2

10

.250

38

85

392

1-6-1

3-8-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS:

AMARILLO: 1-1-0
TEXAS: 1-3-0

TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-1-2
ODESSA: 0-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 2-0-0

 

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Perry D’Arrisso – 8
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 13
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 21
PLUS/MINUS: Jalen Schulz – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 82min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 67
WINS: Hayden Stewart & Ben Myers- 3
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Hayden Stewart – 2.66
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .927

STARS & STRIPES NIGHT… Corpus Christi attracted 4,711 fans on Saturday night for Stars & Stripes Night against Fairbanks. 

PLAYOFF RACE…Corpus Christi lost a point to Wichita Falls this past weekend but still holds a three point lead. 

COMMITMENTS

2014-2015
Matthew Weis – Ohio State University

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-III…
           – Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.)
           – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State)
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College)
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University)
            – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.)
           – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College)
           – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.)
           – Jake Diamond (Wentworth College)
           – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College)

NCAA D-I…
           – Anthony Stolarz (U. of Nebraska-Omaha) – (0-3-0, 3.03GAA, .871%)
           – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (5G, 0A) – 13GP
           – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
           – Beau Walker (Sacred Heart) – (0g, 2a) – 2GP
           – Brandon Adams (Holy Cross) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
           – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-5-0, 3.09GAA, .854%)
           – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
           – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 11GP           

USHL…
           – Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (4g, 8a) – 12GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 2a) – 13GP
           –Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers) – (0g, 0a) – 8GP
           – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (0g, 1a) – 1GP

QMJHL…
           – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (1g, 2a) – 7GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays return home this weekend to face the Kenai River Brown Bears Friday and Saturday night at 7:05PM.  Pregame show starts 15 minutes prior to ALL IceRays home games on sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, the TuneIn Radio APP, 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.

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