RAYS’ REPORT #7: ICERAYS TAKE 3 OF 4 POINTS IN FAIRBANKS

The Corpus Christi IceRays went into a hostile Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks, Alaska and took three of four points from the defending West Division Champions with a shootout loss on Friday night, and a 3-1 victory on Saturday.  AJ Jarosz continues his goal scoring streak that is at three games. 

GAME #15 – 10-26-12: Corpus Christi 4-5 (SO) Fairbanks – On Friday night, the IceDogs took the lead 1:42 into the game.  Duggie Lagrone picked up the power-play goal to give Fairbanks the 1-0 lead.  Corpus Christi came back to tie the contest in the second period when Brandon Smith notched a breakaway goal 3:53 into the period.  AJ Jarosz scored his second goal in as many games 12min into the second.  The IceDogs came back with 33 second left in the period when Jayson Angus picked up a power-play goal evening the score at two after two periods.  In the third, Devin Loe scored 27 seconds in, to put the home team up a goal.  The IceRays continues to comeback when Tommaso Bucci scored on a great feed from Ian McGilvrey tying the game once again, this time at three.  Fairbanks once again bounced out to the lead with 6:10 left in the game on a Chandler Madry strike.  The IceRays scored the tying goal that eventually forced overtime when Brandon Berkley fired a shot off a pass from Bucci with just 3:39 left in the game.  In a shootout though, the IceDogs picked up the extra point, and the 5-4 win.

GAME #16 – 10-27-12: Corpus Christi 3-1 Fairbanks – On Saturday it was the IceRays who drew first blood against the IceDogs, and it happened in the second period.  AJ Jarosz took a pass off of a great move by Mike Economos and beat goaltender Steve Perry at the 9:46 mark.  Corpus Christi added to the lead 1:09 into the third as Eric Purcell put a move on, got around the defender, and scored on a breakaway for the 2-0 lead.  The IceRays moved out to a three goal lead on a two-on-one rush.  Perry D’Arrisso hit Emil Romig with a pass that Romig one-timed past Steve Perry, making it 3-0 in the third.  Fairbanks would get on the board late in the game, however, the IceRays held on for the 3-1 win.

 

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

Topeka

16

12

2

2

26

.813

53

30

350

5-2-1

7-0-1

Texas

15

11

3

1

23

.767

55

41

331

5-1-1

6-2-0

Amarillo

13

10

1

2

22

.846

63

25

290

7-0-0

3-1-2

Corpus Christi

16

5

7

4

14

.438

48

61

501

3-7-0

2-0-4

Wichita Falls

17

5

10

2

12

.353

40

74

282

3-4-1

2-6-1

Odessa

13

3

8

2

8

.308

27

52

285

0-3-1

3-5-1

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS:

AMARILLO: 1-1-0
TEXAS: 0-2-0

TOPEKA: 0-2-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-1-2
ODESSA: 0-0-0
FAIRBANKS: 1-0-1
KENAI RIVER: 0-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte – 6
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 12
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 16
PLUS/MINUS: Perry D’Arrisso – +5
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 55min
SHOTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 50
WINS: Ben Myers – 2
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Hayden Stewart – 2.40
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .917

THREE OF FOUR…The IceRays went on the road in Fairbanks, Alaska and lost in a shootout on Friday, then won on Saturday, taking three of four points from the IceDogs. 

THREE GAMES, THREE GOALS…  IceRays forward AJ Jarosz has made a splash since returning to the lineup from injury.  Jarosz has scored three goals in three games, including the first goal on Saturday night, in the 3-1 victory.

OFF TO KENAI…Corpus Christi heads to Kenai, Alaska to take on the Brown Bears this Friday and Saturday night at 10:30PM CST. 

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) – (0-3-0, 3.03GAA, .871%)
            – Michael Benedict (Niagara University) – (2G, 0A) – 7GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 0a) – 4GP
            – Beau Walker (Sacred Heart) – (0g, 2a) – 2GP
            – Brandon Adams (Holy Cross) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-4-0, 4.06GAA, .854%)
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 1a) – 5GP
           
USHL…
            – Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (2g, 6a) – 7GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 1a) – 9GP
            –Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers) – (0g, 0a) – 3GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays stay in Alaska to take on the Kenai River Brown Bears this Friday and Saturday night at 10:30PM CST.  Pregame show starts 15 minutes prior to ALL IceRays away games on 91.1FM KSGR, ksgr.org, 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.