RAYS’ REPORT #5: OFFENSIVE BURST HELPS WEEKEND SPLIT

The Corpus Christi IceRays finally picked up that first home win they were searching for while on home ice inside the American Bank Center.  The Wildcats came to South Texas for a pair of games and the IceRays broke out on Friday night scoring seven goals on route to a 7-2 victory.  Saturday, and a goaltending change for Wichita Falls, proved havoc for Corpus Christi as the Wildcats notched a 4-2 win to split the series.

GAME #11 – 10-12-12: Corpus Christi 7-2 Wichita Falls – On Friday night, Emil Romig put the IceRays up 1-0 just 28 seconds into the game.  The forward fired a shot from inside the left wing circle and caught the netminder Evan Cowley off guard for the early lead.  Roman Uchyn added to the lead at the 6:15 mark on a shot from the top of the circle.  Uchyn beat Cowley upstairs for a 2-0 lead.  In the second period, the lone goal was marked by Joe Ginley.  After an interception, Ginley went in on a breakaway and let a wrister go from the right circle for the 3-0 lead.  In the final frame, Perry D’Arrisso picked up his first of the game only 48 seconds in, with assists to Rudy Sulmonte and John Roisum.  The IceRays added three more before the game’s end.  D’Arrisso added another, while Phil Pietroniro and Eric Purcell tacked on strikes as well.  Ben Myers stopped 32 of 34 for Corpus Christi in the win.

GAME #12 – 10-13-12: Corpus Christi 2-4 Wichita Falls – On Saturday, the Wildcats turned elsewhere between the pipes.  Cooper Cook got the nod and proved himself.  The offense helped more on Saturday as well and was led by Kyle Bauman who gave Wichita Falls a 1-0 lead.  An odd-man rush was all Bauman needed to score with 5:32 left in the first.  Another mistake led to the second goal as well.  A lack of communication with the defense and goaltender Ben Myers gave up an easy goal with 3:54 left in the first.  After no scoring in the second, the IceRays had work to do in the final period.  They got off to a good start just 2:41 into the third on the power-play.  Ian McGilvrey brought Corpus Christi within a goal; however, it didn’t last long.  Just six seconds after, Bauman scored his second of the game and Wichita Falls regained the two goal lead.  Midway through the third, Rudy Sulmonte scored to once again move the IceRays within one strike.  With just over two min left in the game, a questionable penalty stopped the momentum and allowed the Wildcats to tack on an empty net goal for the 4-2 win. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

BEST OF THE BEST WEEKEND PRES. BY THE CALLER TIMES

Saturday, October 20th @ 7:05PM vs. Amarillo
           – Caller Times Family 4-Pack Night – 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soda’s, for $44.

Sunday, October 21th @ 3:05PM vs. Amarillo
           – FREE Soda – Buy a large popcorn, get a FREE medium fountain soda!

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Topeka

12

9

1

2

20

.833

42

22

260

4-1-1

5-0-1

Texas

10

9

1

0

18

.900

40

23

207

5-1-0

4-0-0

Amarillo

9

7

1

1

15

.833

41

17

171

5-0-0

2-1-1

Wichita Falls

12

4

6

2

10

.417

28

47

182

3-2-1

1-4-1

Corpus Christi

12

3

6

3

9

.375

35

44

333

2-6-0

1-0-3

Odessa

11

3

7

1

7

.318

21

42

233

0-2-0

3-5-1

 

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORD AGAINST THE SOUTH:

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

TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-1-2
ODESSA: 0-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 6
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 9
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso & Rudy Sulmonte – 13
PLUS/MINUS: Perry D’Arrisso & Jalen Schulz – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 41min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 37
WINS: Jett Salinas – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Dillon Kelley – 2.22
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .911

THE FIRST WIN…New goaltender Ben Myers got the start on Friday night and shined, stopping 32 of 34 shots against Wichita Falls. 

ROSTER MOVES…  Having to trim the roster even more, Corpus Christi released (G) Jett Salinas while (F) Tommy Telesca has returned to his old Tier III squad, the NY Bobcats

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 Schartz (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) – (3.05GAA, .885%)
           – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (1G, 0A) – 3GP
           – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 1a) – 1GP
           – Beau Walker (Sacred Heart) – (0g, 2a) – 2GP
           – Brandon Adams (Holy Cross) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (4.00GAA, .818%)
           – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 1a) – 2GP
          
USHL…
           – Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (1g, 4a) – 6GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (1g, 0a) – 5GP
           –Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays host the Amarillo Bulls this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at 7:05PM and 3:05PM.  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.

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