RAYS REPORT #3

            RAYS REPORT #3: WEEKEND SPLIT!

The Corpus Christi IceRays rebounded this weekend salvaging two points out of a possible four.  On Friday night, the IceRays took the lead, but in the end fell to the high-powered offense of Amarillo 6-3.  Saturday night Corpus Christi was down 1-0 after the first period.  They stormed back forcing, and eventually winning in overtime 3-2.

GAME #1 – 10-07-11: Corpus Christi 3-6 Amarillo – Corpus Christi got the scoring going Friday night as SethBlair scored on the power play 14:02 into the first-period to give the IceRays a 1-0 lead.  Danny Fetzer gave Corpus Christi a 3-2 lead with a shorthanded goal.  The Bulls scored five, third-period goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the IceRays that included an empty net goal. 

GAME #2 – 10-08-11:Corpus Christi 3-2 Odessa OT– The IceRays entered Saturday night’s game hoping to end their three game skid, and get a split out of the weekend with Amarillo.  Omar Mullan put the Bulls on the board 10:47 into the first-period as he beat goaltender Anthony Stolarz.  Eric Purcell scored in the second-period to tie the game 1-1, then Danny Fetzer scored short-handed for the second night in a row to put the IceRays on top 2-1.  Mullan tied the game with his second goal of the game that forced overtime.  Then, 2:23 into overtime Justin Lutsch took a shot from the point that was deflected by Eric Purcell and into the net winning the gamr for Corpus Christi.  Lutsch was originally credited with the goal; however it will be changed to Eric Purcell with the overtime winner. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: This Saturday night and Sunday afternoon is the Caller Times Best of the Best Weekend!  Instead of four tickets for $34, this weekend only will have four tickets for just $20!

 AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
                       

 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

9

6

1

2

14

.778

40

23

126

2-1-0

4-0-2

Topeka

10

6

3

1

13

.650

38

20

219

3-0-1

3-3-0

Texas

8

6

1

1

13

.813

34

18

130

4-1-1

2-0-0

Corpus Christi

9

4

5

0

8

.444

25

28

133

3-2-0

1-3-0

Odessa

9

3

4

2

8

.444

23

31

178

2-2-0

1-2-2

Wichita Falls

10

2

7

1

5

.250

23

37

203

2-3-1

0-4-0

New Mexico

9

2

7

0

4

.222

21

44

206

0-4-0

2-3-0

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORDS AGAINST THE SOUTH:

 AMARILLO: 1-1-0

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: Eric Purcell, 5

ASSISTS: Matthew Weis, 5

POINTS: Purcell, Blair, 7

PLUS/MINUS: Brandon Smith, +4

PENALTY MINUTES: Maxwell, Blair 19min

SHOTS: Beau Walker, 29

WINS: Robertson, Stolarz, 2

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Anthony Stolarz, 2.35

SAVE PERCENTAGE: Anthony Stolarz, .927

THE PENALTY KILLER… Danny Fetzer had no goals coming into this past weekend in the NAHL.  However, his first two goals that he scored were not on the power-play, or ever strength.  Instead, they were on the penalty-kill.  Fetzer scored his first NAHL goal Friday night on the penalty-kill, and his second NAHL goal on a penalty-kill Saturday night.

BRICK WALL…Anthony Stolarz played an unbelievable game Saturday night putting aside 44 of 46 shots in the 3-2 overtime win for the IceRays.  He maintains a 2.35 goals against average, and a save percentage of .927.  His save percentage is ranked tenth in the league.

HE LIKES OVERTIME… Eric Purcell has a thing for scoring overtime winning goals, who wouldn’t?  Purcell once again ended a game in overtime this past Saturday night after deflecting a Justin Lutsch shot from the point for his team leading fifth goal of the season. 

WHAT’S ON TAP?Corpus Christi is back on home ice this Saturday at 7:05PM and Sunday at 3:05PM as they host the New Mexico Mustangs.  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”