RAYS’ REPORT #8: ICERAYS SWEEP; TAKE 7 OF 8PTS IN ALASKA

The Corpus Christi IceRays remained in Alaska this past weekend to take on Kenai River and came away with four points, sweeping away the Brown Bears 3-2 in both contests.  With the sweep, the IceRays took seven of a possible eight points from both Fairbanks and Kenai River. 

GAME #17 – 11-02-12: Corpus Christi 3-2 Kenai River – The Corpus Christi IceRays trailed 2-0 after a period.  However, in the second, Mike Economos scored twice to tie the game 2-2 after two periods.  Then, with 2:21 left in the game, Perry D’Arrisso notched the game winning goal as the IceRays held on for the 3-2 win over Kenai River.  The Brown Bears started the scoring 11:43 into the game when Conor Deal struck for a 1-0 lead.  Kenai River added to the lead with 33 seconds left in the first when Albin Karlsson scored a questionable goal, which seemed to go off the crossbar.  Karlsson’s goal gave the Brown Bears a 2-0 lead.  In the second, Economos picked up his first goal of the night on a loose puck in the bottom of the left wing circle.  Economos broke free and fired the puck up stairs on goaltender Gustaf Johansson to put the IceRays on the board, splitting the lead in half.  Economos tied the game 4:13 later on a pass from AJ Jarosz just as the power-play ended to even the score up at two goals apiece.  In the third, with 2:21 left in the game Perry D’Arrisso went down the right wing and let a rocket go from the top of the right wing circle that beat Johansson over the shoulder to put Corpus Christi ahead 3-2.  Hayden Stewart stopped 47 of 49 shots in the win.

GAME #18 – 11-03-12: Corpus Christi 3-2 Kenai River – The Corpus Christi IceRays added to their win streak on Saturday night by sweeping the Kenai River Brown Bears 3-2 inside to Soldotna Sports Center after a late Eric Purcell goal.  The Brown Bears got out to a 1-0 lead 7:44 into the game when Alex Jackstadt went in on a two-on-one with Dylan MeierGrant Hutton made a move on Meier who slid the puck over to Jackstadt, beating Hayden Stewart.  Corpus Christi struck on the power-play to tie the game as AJ Jarosz centered a pass to Perry D'Arrisso who tapped the pass behind goaltender Sean Healy with 5:37 left in the first.  Only one goal was scored in the second frame and it was Eric Purcell who notched his first of the night.  On a bad giveaway by Sean Healy in net, Purcell picked up and loose puck and went upstairs to give the IceRays their first lead of the night 2-1.  The Brown Bears fought back to even the score with 8:03 left in the game.  Zack Zulkanycz scored his third of the year beating Hayden Stewart in the third.  Like they did the night before, Corpus Christi tallied a goal late in regulation on the power-play for the eventual win.  On a jam in front of the net, Eric Purcell found the loose puck and buried his second goal of the evening assisted by Rudy Sulmonte and AJ Jarosz with 1:58 left in the contest. 

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

18

13

3

2

28

.778

59

36

391

5-2-1

8-1-1

Texas

17

13

3

1

27

.794

64

46

361

7-1-1

6-2-0

Amarillo

15

11

1

3

25

.833

69

31

330

8-0-1

3-1-2

Corpus Christi

18

7

7

4

18

.500

54

65

519

3-7-0

4-0-4

Wichita Falls

19

6

11

2

14

.368

47

81

313

3-4-1

3-7-1

Odessa

15

3

10

2

8

.267

32

61

319

0-3-1

3-7-1

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: 2-0-0

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Rudy Sulmonte & Perry D’Arrisso – 6
ASSISTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 13
POINTS: Perry D’Arrisso – 19
PLUS/MINUS: Perry D’Arrisso – +6
PENALTY MINUTES: Roman Uchyn – 59min
SHOTS: Rudy Sulmonte – 57
WINS: Hayden Stewart – 3
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Hayden Stewart – 2.20
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Hayden Stewart – .942

ALASKAN SWEEP… The IceRays capped on the Alaskan road trip with a sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears.  Both games, the Rays’ scored late to pick up the victory.

POINT STREAKS…AJ Jarosz is riding a five game point streak where he has tallied three goals and two assists, while Perry D’Arrisso sits on a four game streak, getting five points in four games, including the game winner on Friday. 

FOUR POINT LEAD… Corpus Christi sits in fourth place in the South Division standings with a four point lead over fifth place Wichita Falls.

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) – 9GP
            – Frank Misuraca (U. of Alabama-Huntsville) – (0g, 0a) – 5GP
            – Beau Walker (Sacred Heart) – (0g, 2a) – 2GP
            – Brandon Adams (Holy Cross) – (0g, 0a) – 1GP
            – Pheonix Copley (Michigan Tech) – (1-5-0, 4.30GAA, .854%)
            – Mychal Monteith (Mercyhurst) – (0g, 0a) – 2GP
            – Colton Saucerman (Northeastern) – (1g, 3a) – 7GP
           
USHL…
            – Matthew Weis (Green Bay Gamblers) – (2g, 6a) – 7GP
            – Danny Fetzer (Chicago Steel) – (2g, 1a) – 10GP
            –Seth Blair (Green Bay Gamblers) – (0g, 0a) – 5GP

WHAT’S ON TAP…  The IceRays remain on the road this weekend as they battle the Texas Tornado at 7:30PM CST both nights.  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.

The IceRays finish out the Alaskan road trip tomorrow night against Kenai River.  Puck drops at 10:30PM CST, coverage begins at 10:15PM CST with the IceRays Pregame Show on 91.1FM KSGR and ksgr.org. 

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