RAYS’ REPORT #12: ICERAYS HAND BULLS FIRST HOME LOSS IN WEEKEND SPLIT

After the IceRays swept the Kenai River Brown Bears last weekend, they traveled North to Amarillo and picked up a weekend split with a 3-2 win on Sunday afternoon, delivering the Bulls their first regulation loss on home ice this season.  Charles Baldwin and Mike Economos shined in Sunday’s win combining for five points inside the Amarillo Civic Center. 

GAME #25 – 12-1-12: Corpus Christi 2-4 Amarillo – A late power-play goal in the third, along with a controversial strike in the second period proved too much for the IceRays on Saturday night in Amarillo as the Bulls took game one 4-2 inside the Amarillo Civic Center.  Corpus Christi got on the board in the first period when AJ Jarosz dropped the puck for Perry D’Arrisso who put the IceRays ahead 1-0.  The IceRays took a 2-0 lead when Emil Romig hit Rudy Sulmonte with a pass on a two-on-one rush, sliding it passed Paul Berrafato at the 11:22 mark of the first.  In the second, it was all Amarillo and started 6:11 into the period off the stick of Mike Davis on a rebound splitting the lead in half, 2-1.  Amarillo tied the game on a questionable goal that seemed to go off the inside of the post and back out.  Originally ruled no goal, was overturned by the goal judge to tie the game 2-2.  Tyler Rostenkowski put the Bulls ahead 3-2 for good with 3:39 left in the second with the lone assist to Matt Sieckhaus.  The lone goal in the third period came on the power-play with just 1:15 left in the game.  Ryan Cole was hit with a pass from John Rey and had a wide open net for a two goal lead.  Hayden Stewart stopped 26 of 30 in the loss.

GAME #26 – 12-2-12: Corpus Christi 3-2 Amarillo – The Corpus Christi IceRays, backed by Charles Baldwin’s three points rebounded on Sunday afternoon and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Amarillo Bulls, handing them their first loss inside the Amarillo Civic Center this season.  Corpus Christi started the scoring when AJ Jarosz swung a puck to the net that found a way passed Bulls netminder Chad Catt for a 1-0 lead just 1:12 into the game.  After leading 1-0 through 20muin of play, Charles Baldwin kicked off the second frame with a goal 12 seconds into the period.  Mike Economos fed Baldwin on a two-on-one.  Baldwin took and pass and deked the goaltender Catt for a 2-0 advantage.  Eric Purcell then scored what was the eventual game winner 6:21 into the period when a loose puck slid through the crease right onto the stick of Purcell who buried the third and final goal for the IceRays.  The power-play tally was assisted by Brandon Smith  and Charles Baldwin.  After a scrum, the IceRays were on a power-play, but it was Amarillo converting when TJ Sarcona slid in a pass on a short-handed two-on-one passed Hayden Stewart to get the defending South Division champions on the board.  John Rey made it interesting when he fired what seemed like a harmless floater to the net.  The puck changed direction and found a seam in Stewart to pull the Bulls within a goal with 5:07 left in the game.  Corpus Christi held on for the 3-2 win, and the weekend split with Amarillo on the road.  Hayden Stewart stopped 37 of 39 shots in the win. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Friday, December 7th @ 7:05PM vs. Texas Tornado
Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz. domestic beer and 24oz. soda!

Saturday, December 8th @ 7:05PM vs. Texas Tornado
Caller Times 4-Pack Night – 4 tix, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s for $44
Grades for Blades pres. by Grande Communications – Students awarded with tickets for good grades/behavior in class!
Bikes 4 Kid’s Donations! – Help the IceRays raise money for “Bikes 4 Kid’s”

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Topeka

27

18

5

4

40

.741

86

58

545

9-4-2

9-1-2

Texas

29

19

9

1

39

.672

108

81

618

8-5-1

11-4-0

Amarillo

24

18

3

3

39

.813

108

53

490

10-1-1

8-2-2

Corpus Christi

26

11

10

5

27

.519

77

88

659

5-8-1

6-2-4

Wichita Falls

28

10

16

2

22

.393

75

104

458

4-7-1

6-9-1

Odessa

24

4

18

2

10

.208

48

109

471

1-10-1

3-8-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS:

AMARILLO: 2-2-0
TEXAS: 1-3-0

TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-1-2
ODESSA: 0-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-1-2
KENAI RIVER: 4-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Perry D’Arrisso & Rudy Sulmonte – 11
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 15
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 26
PLUS/MINUS: Wayland Williams – +7
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 88min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 92
WINS: Hayden Stewart – 5
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Hayden Stewart – 2.76
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .923

THREE POINT NIGHT… Charles Baldwinscored once, and assisted the two other goals in Sunday’s 3-2 IceRays win over Amarilo. 

DONE AT EIGHT…Emil Romig’s eight game point streak ended on Sunday.  He recorded 13pts in that span. 

PLAYOFF RACE… Corpus Christi is still 5pts in front of Wichita Falls after this past weekend and remains in 4th place with 27pts. 

COMMITMENTS

2014-2015
Matthew Weis – Ohio State University

ALUMNI REPORT

NCAA D-I…
           – Anthony Stolarz (U. of Nebraska-Omaha) – (1-3-0, 2.20GAA, .902%)
           – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (6G, 0A) – 15GP
           – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (1g, 0a) – 9GP
           – Beau Walker (Sacred Heart) – (0g, 2a) – 4GP
           – Brandon Adams (Holy Cross) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
           – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-6-0, 4.36GAA, .851%)
           – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
           – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 4a) – 11GP

NCAA D-III…
           – Greg Chapman (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 7GP
           – Luc Neitenbach (Worcester State) – (0g, 0a) – 6GP
            – Kevin Crowe (Wentworth College) – (5g, 2a) – 9GP
            – Derrek Schartz (Tufts University) – (1g, 0a) – 4GP
           – Josh Obregon (Johnson & Wales U.) – (2g, 5a) – 10GP
           – Anton Olsson (Lawrence College) – (0-1, 6.00GAA, .838%)
           – Navarone Copley (St. Mary’s U.) – (0g, 0a) – 6GP
           – Jake Diamond (Wentworth College) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           – Jonathan Sdao (Colby College) – (1g, 1a) – 7GP

USHL…
           – Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (5g, 8a) – 17GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 3a) – 18GP
           – Travis Maxwell (Lincoln) – (0g, 2a) – 3GP

QMJHL…
           – Phil Pietroniro (Shawinigan) – (1g, 3a) – 12GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays return home this weekend as they host the Texas Tornado at 7:05PM on Friday and Saturday night.  Pregame show starts 15 minutes prior to ALL IceRays home games on ustream.com, sportsjuice.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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