RAYS’ REPORT #3: ICERAYS LOOK TO REBOUND AT HOME

The Corpus Christi IceRays will look to turn things around on home ice this upcoming Thursday and Friday night against the Texas Tornado after dropping two games to the Topeka Roadrunners this past weekend.       

GAME #7 – 09-28-12: Corpus Christi 4-8 Topeka – The IceRays hosted Topeka in the home opener on Friday night and got off to the good start they were looking for.  In period one, Rudy Sulmonte buried a rebound shot taken by Travis Maxwell to give Corpus Christi a 1-0 lead.  Topeka would tie the game until minutes later when Brandon Smith found Alex Vazquez in front of the net taking a 2-1 lead.  The second period was all Topeka as they scored seven of the next nine total combined goals.  Five of those came in a row during the second period as Kyle Sharkey completed the hat-trick for the Roadrunners.  Roman Uchyn and Emil Romig tacked on goals for the IceRays who fell 8-4 on Friday night.

GAME #6 – 09-29-12: Corpus Christi 1-3 Topeka – A short-handed penalty shot would start the scoring off for Topeka on Saturday night.  While down a man, Dan Dupell broke in on goaltender Dillon Kelley.  Dupell was awarded a penalty shot and converted just 5:33 into the game for a 1-0 Roadrunner lead.  Eric Purcell tied the game in period two when he picked up a puck at the top of the hash marks, going top shelf, for his first goal of the season 3:49 into the second period with assists going to Tommaso Bucci and Mike Economos.  However, Topeka came back with two of their own, one in the second, and the other coming in period three picking up the win 3-1 over Corpus Christi. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH  VS. TEXAS @ 7:05PM
           – Margarita Thursday – $3 Rock or Frozen Margarita’s

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH  VS TEXAS  @ 7:05PM

           – Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz domestic beer & 24oz soda!

          

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Topeka

7

6

0

1

13

.929

26

13

170

2-0-1

4-0-0

Texas

5

5

0

0

10

1.000

26

11

76

3-0-0

2-0-0

Amarillo

5

3

1

1

7

.700

17

12

103

3-0-0

0-1-1

Wichita Falls

7

3

3

1

7

.500

18

22

123

3-0-1

0-3-0

Corpus Christi

8

2

3

3

7

.438

22

31

263

1-3-0

1-0-3

Odessa

6

2

3

1

5

.417

13

21

125

0-2-0

2-1-1

 

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORD AGAINST THE SOUTH:

AMARILLO: 0-0-0
NEW MEXICO: 0-0-0

TEXAS: 0-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 0-0-2
ODESSA: 0-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 5
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 8
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 9
PLUS/MINUS: Perry D’Arrisso – +4
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 34min
SHOTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 22
WINS: Jett Salinas – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Dillon Kelley, 2.22
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Dillon Kelley, ..899

CROWD’S FLOCKING…This past weekend, The IceRays brought in over 6,000 fans to watch the IceRays and Roadrunners.

NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING… Jalen Schulz landed a spot on the NHL Central Scouting C-list following the 2012 NAHL Showcase.  Schulz recorded his first NAHL goal on Friday night in Wichita Falls. 

NEW LOOKS…  Corpus Christi shook the roster up this week.  Alex Vazquez was released, while Travis Maxwell has been traded to Minot.  In addition, (D) Wayland Williams has been added to the roster along with (G) Ben Myers from Minot. 

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 Shartz (Tufts University)
            Josh Obregon (Johnson & Whales 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)
           Michael Benedict (Niagara University)
            Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville)
           Beau Walker (Sacred Heart)
           Brandon Adams (Holy Cross)
           Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech)
           Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst)
           Colton Saucerman (Northeastern)
          
USHL…
           Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers)
                       –
(0g, 0a) – 2GP
           – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel)
                       –
(1g, 0a) – 2GP
           – Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers)
                       –
(0g, 0a) – 0GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays host the Texas Tornado this Thursday and Friday night at 7:05PM.  Pregame show starts 15 minutes prior to ALL IceRays home games on Sportsjuice.com, the TuneIn Radio APP (search: IceRays) 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.

Stay current with the latest team news by visiting www.goicerays.com.  In addition stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/corpuschristiicerays), Twitter (@goicerays), and the team’s Youtube channel ICERAYS TV (@goicerays)

“THE NEW ICERAYS…TOMORROW’S STARS”