RAYS’ REPORT #6: ICERAYS SPLIT WITH AMARILLO

The Corpus Christi IceRays took the first game of the weekend series on Saturday night in OT over the Amarillo Bulls 3-2, then dropped Sunday’s finale with a 9-3 score.  Tonight, Corpus Christi leaves for Fairbanks as they battle the IceDogs this Friday and Saturday night at 10:30PM Central Standard Time.  The weekend after, the IceRays head to Kenai River to take on the Brown Bears on November 2nd and 3rd at 10:30PM Central Time as well.  This will be the first meeting with teams outside of the South Division other than at the NAHL Showcase.

GAME #13 – 10-20-12: Corpus Christi 3-2 (OT) Amarillo – The IceRays caught a break for the first goal of the night when Ryan Chiasson flicked a puck in from the center ice line.  It hopped, catching the goalie Collin Delia off guard, giving the IceRays a 1-0 lead.  The Bulls responded 3:19 after when Geoff Fortman beat Ben Myers to tie the game.  After no scoring in the second, Will Clark scored his first of the year for Corpus Christi with only 3:36 left in the game for the 2-1 advantage.  However, with just 38 seconds left, Amarillo intercepted a clearing attempt by Ben Myers, and wristed a shot by him, to tie the game and force OT.  Just 57 seconds into the extra time, Emil Romig fired a turnaround shot the slipped over the shoulder of Delia to win the game for the IceRays 3-2. 

GAME #14 – 10-21-12: Corpus Christi 3-9 Amarillo – Sunday was a different story for Corpus Christi.  Amarillo spoiled the bid for the first win streak of the season.  There was no scoring until 10:42 of the first when Mike Davis gave Amarillo the 1-0 lead.  Gage Christianson then put the Bulls up 2-0.  Joe Ginley gave Corpus Christi life with his second of the year with 1:22 left in the first.  However, the Bulls struck back with just 27 seconds left in the first to regain the two goal lead.  They would score the next six straight in the second period.  The IceRays tacked on two more, one in the second period, and another in the third, for the 9-3 loss. 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:

Friday, November 16th @ 7:05PM vs. Fairbanks
           – Frosty Friday – Half off 20oz domestic beer & 24oz soda!

Saturday, November 17th @ 7:05PM vs. Fairbanks
           – Stars & Stripes Night – presented by Whataburger
           – Caller Times 4-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

Texas

13

11

1

1

23

.885

53

30

289

5-1-1

6-0-0

Topeka

14

10

2

2

22

.786

43

24

307

5-2-1

5-0-1

Amarillo

11

8

1

2

18

.818

52

23

238

5-0-0

3-1-2

Wichita Falls

15

5

8

2

12

.400

35

60

252

3-4-1

2-4-1

Corpus Christi

14

4

7

3

11

.393

41

55

474

3-7-0

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: 1-1-0
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 – 10
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 14
PLUS/MINUS: Perry D’Arrisso & Jalen Schulz – +4
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 53min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte & Perry D’Arrisso – 40
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Ben Myers – 3.64
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Ben Myers – .897

OT WINNER…The IceRays picked up their second overtime victory of the season on Saturday night with a 3-2 decision over the defending South Division champion, Amarillo Bulls. 

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 & Wales 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) – (0-2-0, 2.53GAA, .898%)
           – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (1G, 0A) – 5GP
           – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
           – Beau Walker (Sacred Heart) – (0g, 2a) – 2GP
           – Brandon Adams (Holy Cross) – (0g, 0a) – 0GP
           – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-2-0, 3.36GAA, .885%)
           – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
           – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 1a) – 3GP
          
USHL…
           – Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (2g, 6a) – 7GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 1a) – 7GP
           –Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays visit Alaska to take on the Fairbanks IceDogs this Friday and Saturday night at 10:30PM CST.  Pregame show starts 15 minutes prior to ALL IceRays away games on 91.1FM KSGR, 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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“THE NEW ICERAYS…TOMORROW’S STARS”