RAYS REPORT #8 – ONE GAME, ONE LOSS

RAYS REPORT #8: ONE GAME, ONE LOSS

 

The Corpus Christi IceRays played only one game this weekend as they hosted the division rival Amarillo Bulls on Sunday afternoon inside the American Bank Center and came up short as they lost 3-1.  All the goals were recorded in the first period of play, then both squads were unable to score the remainder of the game as Amarillo won their third game out of four played over the week. 

GAME #1 – 11-20-11: Corpus Christi 1-3 Amarillo Bulls – The Amarillo Bulls came into the American Bank Center and took the lead early on the power-play.  Karl Beckman scored 2:48 into the game to give the Bulls a 1-0 advantage.  Amarillo added to their lead yet again on the power-play.  Mike Erickson scored 12:04 into the first period to increase the Bulls lead 2-0.  The IceRays fell down 3-0 with 0:59 left in the first period as Greg Gibson beat Anthony Stolarz top shelf.  Corpus Christi scored with less than four seconds left in the first period to pull within two goals as Perry DArrisso got the goal.  Anthony Stolarz stopped 27 of 30 shots in the loss.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:Lots going on this weekend as the IceRays host a pair of games this Friday and Saturday night.  Friday night is “Frosty Friday”.  All fans in attendance receive half off 20-ounce domestic beer and 24-ounce soda.  Then on Saturday night, it’s “Caller Times Family Four Pack Night”.  Fans can purchase four tickets for just $34.  Also, bring five nonperishable food items to this Friday or Saturday’s games and receive a free ticket voucher for the home game on December 3rd

AROUND THE SOUTH DIVISION:
                       

 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

WPCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

AWAY

Amarillo

23

18

3

2

38

.826

94

53

566

8-1-0

10-2-2

Texas

22

14

3

5

33

.750

86

56

522

9-1-3

5-2-2

Topeka

24

14

8

2

30

.625

85

67

466

5-2-1

9-6-1

Corpus Christi

18

9

9

0

18

.500

54

51

357

7-3-0

2-6-0

Odessa

20

7

11

2

16

.400

45

60

374

5-6-0

2-5-2

Wichita Falls

22

7

14

1

15

.341

51

71

408

6-5-1

1-9-0

New Mexico

23

6

17

0

12

.261

65

116

425

4-7-0

2-10-0

CORPUS CHRISTI’S RECORDS AGAINST THE SOUTH:

AMARILLO: 1-2-0
NEW MEXICO: 2-0-0
TEXAS: 2-0-0
TOPEKA: 0-0-0
WICHITA FALLS: 1-3-0
ODESSA: 1-2-0

 

ICERAYS LEADERS:

GOALS: Eric Purcell – 11
ASSISTS: Matthew Weis – 9
POINTS: Eric Purcell – 16
PLUS/MINUS: Travis Maxwell – +7
PENALTY MINUTES: Seth Blair – 52min
SHOTS: Eric Purcell – 55
WINS: Anthony Stolarz – 6
GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: Anthony Stolarz, 2.15
SAVE PERCENTAGE: Anthony Stolarz, .935

TRADED AWAY… The IceRays announced that they traded captain Mychal Monteith and Josh Obregon.  Monteith was shipped to the Texas Tornado, while Obregon is now a member of the Odessa Jackalopes.  Both teams are in the South Division along with Corpus Christi. 

FAILED TO SCORE… After scoring with less than four seconds left in the first period, the IceRays couldn’t convert for the final two periods of play in Sunday’s loss.  Matthew Weis hit the post minutes into the third period. 

LOSING STREAK… The IceRays are in a slump, losing the past four games in a row.  The latest loss came to Amarillo yesterday.  The three other losses came at the hands of the Wichita Falls Wildcats.    

BACK HOME, AGAIN… The IceRays return to home ice this weekend as they host the New Mexico Mustangs on Friday and Saturday night.  Last time these two teams met, the IceRays swept New Mexico.  However, the IceRays have lost their last four games. 

FIRST IMPRESSION…Chris Komma had a solid first start for the Corpus Christi IceRays on last weekend against Wichita Falls.  Komma denied 31 of 33 shots, however the IceRays failed to score being shutout 2-0.

WHAT’S ON TAP? Corpus Christi is back on home ice this Friday and Saturday night against New Mexico at 7:05PM.  Fans can listen to all the action with the voice of the IceRays, Rob Lippolis, beginning 15 minutes prior to the games on the Rays flagship station, ESPN Radio 1440AM.  The game is available for free online at www.espncorpus.com 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 NEW ICERAYS…TOMORROW’S STARS”