RAYS’ REPORT #4: ICERAYS LOOK TO REBOUND AT HOME

The Corpus Christi IceRays will look to rebound this weekend as they play host to the Wichita Falls Wildcats on Friday and Saturday night.  Last weekend, against the Tornado, Corpus Christi let in numerous bad angle goals which proved to haunt them in the end, falling in both games to Texas over the weekend.    

GAME #9 – 10-4-12: Corpus Christi 2-4 Texas – Jordan Paine started the scoring with a diving poke from behind the net that somehow found a way over the goal-line for a 1-0 lead just 1:14 into the contest.  After that, it was the Brandon Hawkins show as he put in three straight goals to give the Tornado a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes of action.  Corpus started a small comeback in the third period when Phil Pietroniro intercepted a pass and buried it top shelf just 4:35 into the period to shrink the deficit to three goals.  However, there were no IceRays goals until late in the game on the power-play courtesy of Tommaso Bucci to pull the IceRays within a pair of goals.  The final was 4-2.

GAME #10 – 10-5-12: Corpus Christi 1-3 Texas – On Friday night, CJ Reuschlein gave the Tornado the lead just 5:36 into the game.  Perry D’Arrisso tied the contest less than three minutes later on a rebound goal that came off a Grant Hutton shot from the point.  Then, with 53 seconds left in the first, Brandon Hawkins with a goal from an almost impossible angle gave Texas the lead after one period.  In the second, the lone goal was notched by Corpus Christi.  Roman Uchyn with another rebound goal for the IceRays tied the game once again, this time, going into the third.  In the final period, Hawkins struck again with yet another bad angle tally that held on for the game winner with 14 minutes left in the game. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:
Friday, October 12th @ 7:05PM vs. Wichita Falls
           – Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz beer & 24oz soda’s

Saturday, October 13th @ 7:05PM vs. Wichita Falls
           – City/County Night – presented by CITGO
           – Caller Times Family Four Pack Night – 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s for $44

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Topeka

10

8

1

1

17

.850

36

18

230

4-1-1

4-0-0

Texas

8

8

0

0

16

1.000

36

17

111

4-0-0

4-0-0

Amarillo

7

5

1

1

11

.786

30

14

129

3-0-0

2-1-1

Wichita Falls

10

3

5

2

8

.400

22

38

151

3-2-1

0-3-1

Odessa

9

3

5

1

7

.389

18

31

205

0-2-0

3-3-1

Corpus Christi

10

2

5

3

7

.350

26

38

296

1-5-0

1-0-3

 

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORD AGAINST THE SOUTH:

AMARILLO: 0-0-0
TEXAS: 0-2-0

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 – 10
PLUS/MINUS: Perry D’Arrisso – +4
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 34min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 32
WINS: Jett Salinas – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Dillon Kelley, 2.22
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Dillon Kelley, ..899

POINT LEADER…Perry D’Arrisso picked up his team leading 10th point of the year on Friday night.  D’Arrisso scored 8:25 into the game to tie it up at one.

NEWCOMERS…New goaltender Ben Myers got the start on Thursday night, while Wayland Williams laced up the skates for the first time as an IceRay. 

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 last 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, 2a) – 4GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel)
                       –
(1g, 0a) – 3GP
           –Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers)
                       –
(0g, 0a) – 0GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays host the Wichita Falls Wildcats this Friday and Saturday 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.

FOLLOW THE RAYS’…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”