RAYS REPORT #18: ICERAYS STREAK STOPPED AT FOUR

The Corpus Christi IceRays dropped two games this past weekend in Wichita Falls, however picked up a point in the overtime loss on Saturday night to the Wildcats.  The IceRays remain in the final playoff spot, however a big weekend is ahead of Corpus Christi as they host Wichita Falls Thursday and Friday night, then travel to Odessa to battle the fifth place Jackalopes.      

GAME #1 – 01-20-12: Corpus Christi 2-4 Wichita Falls – After no scoring midway through the first period, the Wildcats struck first 11:06 into the game as Matt Purmal beat Anthony Stolarz for a 1-0 lead.  Renato Engler tacked on a goal to end the first period up 2-0 on Corpus Christi.  Chris Taff brought the IceRays within a goal 12:24 into the second period.  Tanner Fahlstedt and Tucker Poolman combined to give the Wildcats a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of action.  Michael Dery scored in the third late in regulation to make it 4-2, however Wichita Falls held on for the win. 

 

GAME #2 – 01-21-12: Corpus Christi 1-2 (OT) Wichita Falls Corpus Christi came out and outshot the Wildcats 12-9 in the first period however both teams failed to score.  Beau Walker took a one timer from the point on the power-play and gave the IceRays the lead 10:41 into the middle frame.  The IceRays led 1-0 after two periods, but Chris Pontello tied the game forcing overtime.  And in the extra period, Tucker Poolman won the game for Wichita Falls 2:39 into overtime to win 2-1.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:
Thursday January 26th

            Buy One Get One Free – Buy one ticket, get another for free!

Friday January 27th

            – Frosty Friday – Half off 20-ounce domestic beer and 24-ounce soda. 

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
                       

 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

40

30

3

7

67

.838

174

94

938

13-1-4

17-2-3

Texas

42

25

11

6

56

.667

147

112

887

14-4-3

11-7-3

Topeka

40

26

12

2

54

.675

131

102

833

13-6-1

13-6-1

Corpus Christi

38

18

17

3

39

.513

110

113

841

12-6-2

6-11-1

Odessa

38

14

19

5

33

.434

87

118

720

9-10-1

5-9-4

Wichita Falls

40

14

23

3

31

.388

100

132

738

9-8-1

5-15-2

New Mexico

40

13

25

2

28

.350

117

184

718

9-13-1

4-12-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORDS AGAINST THE SOUTH:

AMARILLO: 2-3-0
NEW MEXICO: 4-2-0
TEXAS: 5-2-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 2-5-1
ODESSA: 3-2-0

 

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Eric Purcell – 13
ASSISTS: Beau Walker – 19
POINTS: Beau Walker – 27
PLUS/MINUS: Joe Ginley – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Ladislav Hruska – 96min
SHOTS: Beau Walker – 125
WINS: Anthony Stolarz – 15
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Anthony Stolarz, 2.42
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Anthony Stolarz, .928

 

MATT LEON?…Matt Leon, netminder for the Wichita Falls Wildcats continues to play his best hockey against the IceRays.  On the season, Leon is 6-0 against Corpus Christi. 

TOP PROSPECTS TOURNEY…Five IceRays have been honored by the NAHL with the opportunity to play in the Top Prospects Tournament.  Perry D’Arrisso, Anthony Stolarz, Brandon Smith, Frank Misuraca, and Beau Walker all were selected.

BRINGING IN TWO…The Corpus Christi IceRays have added Trevor Cope and Brandon Ngai, two highly sought after prospects for this upcoming weekend.

THREE MORE…The IceRays have yet another three game weekend upcoming.  They are home Thursday and Friday night, then travel to Odessa for a Saturday night battle against the Jackalopes.

WHAT’S ON TAP…  Corpus Christi is home this Thursday and Friday night against Wichita Falls.  Then they hit the road for an away game Saturday night in Odessa.  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.espncorpus.comor 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”