RAYS REPORT #2

The Corpus Christi IceRays fell upon hard times in Odessa, Texas as the Jackalopes swept this past weekend picking up two wins over the IceRays.  The loss moves the IceRays to 3-4-0 on the season and fourth place in the South Division.

GAME #1 – 9-30-11: Corpus Christi 3-5 Odessa – The IceRays fell behind 2-0 early to the Jackalopes and were unable to catch up after giving up four first period goals.  Two of the goals by the Jackalopes were scored 38 seconds apart by Willie Faust and Ryan Atkinson.  Brandon Adams scored his first goal as an IceRays.  Assisting was A.J Jarosz, his first point as an IceRay.  Eric Purcell scored two goals for the IceRays including a power play goal in the second period.  Kale Robertson was pulled after the first period. Anthony Stolarz replaced Robertson stopping 18 of 19 shots faced.  

GAME #2 – 10-01-11:Corpus Christi 2-5 Odessa – As they did Friday night, the IceRays gave up the first two goals of the game to the Odessa Jackalopes.  The Jacks outshot the IceRays 40-25, marking the first time all season the IceRays have been outshot by their opponent.  Perry DArrisso and Dmitry Ermakov scored the only goals for Corpus Christi in the losing effort.  Joe Smereck assisted the DArrisso goal, giving him a two game point streak, three assists in two games. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: Friday night’s game against the Amarillo Bulls is Frosty Friday.  All fans in attendance will receive great specials such as half off 20oz. domestic beer and half off 24oz. sodas.  Saturday's game is the Caller Times Family Four Pack Night.  Fans can purchase four tickets for just $34.

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
                       

 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

7

5

1

1

11

.786

32

17

106

2-1-0

3-0-1

Topeka

8

4

3

1

9

.563

29

18

170

1-0-1

3-3-0

Texas

6

4

1

1

9

.750

23

17

86

2-1-1

2-0-0

Corpus Christi

7

3

4

0

6

.429

19

20

109

2-1-0

1-3-0

Odessa

7

2

3

2

6

.429

15

20

147

2-2-0

0-1-2

Wichita Falls

8

2

5

1

5

.313

21

28

142

2-3-1

0-2-0

New Mexico

7

2

5

0

4

.286

20

33

150

0-4-0

2-1-0

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: 1-2-0

 

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Perry DArrisso, 4

ASSISTS: Matthew Weis, 4

POINTS: Weis, DArrisso, Purcell, Blair, 5

PLUS/MINUS: Seth Blair, Brandon Smith, +2

PENALTY MINUTES: Travis Maxwell, 17min

SHOTS: Beau Walker, 24

WINS: Kale Robertson, 2

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Anthony Stolarz, 2.48

SAVE PERCENTAGE: Anthony Stolarz, .917

PK STREAK OVER… Prior to this weekend, the IceRays were on fire penalty killing.  After giving up three power play goals this past weekend the IceRays are now ranked sixth in the league killing penalties.  They have killed off 28 of the 31 power plays they faced.

NOT WASTING TIME…The two newest additions to the IceRays roster wasted no time making their mark on the team this past weekend.  A.J Jarosz and Brandon Adams both recorded points in Friday’s game vs. Odessa.  Adams scored 11:02 into regulation on a power play with an assist from Brandon Adams in their first game as an IceRay.

REIEF EFFORT…Anthony Stolarz relieved Kale Robertson to start the second period of Friday night’s game in Odessa.  Stolarz provided a very solid effort in the two periods he played.  He stopped 18 of 19 shots in the 5-3 loss. 

SCORING TOUCH… Eric Purcell scored three goals in two games before the 5-2 loss Saturday.  Purcell notched the overtime winner on a penalty shot in the home opener September 23rd, and scored two goals in a row Friday night against the Jackalopes in the team’s 5-3 loss. 

WHAT’S ON TAP?Corpus Christi is back on home ice this Friday and Saturday night as they host the division leading Amarillo Bulls.  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.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”