SHREVEPORT, La. – The Corpus Christi IceRays open their 21st season of hockey, and ninth in the North American Hockey League (“NAHL”), Thursday night at the defending NAHL Robertson Cup Champions, the Shreveport Mudbugs. The IceRays announced today the team’s opening night roster, consisting of 25 players from six countries.
New behind the bench this season is head coach Ryan Cruthers, a former professional hockey player who most recently served as head coach of the USHL’s Chicago Steel. Cruthers is joined by returning assistant coach Ryan Anderson, back for his second season with Corpus Christi.
Charlotte, N.C., native Kyle Moore, 20, was named team captain. Coltan Wilkie (Omaha, Neb.) and Trevor Wilhelm (St. Louis, Mo.) will serve as assistant (or alternate) captains.
Three players return from the 2017-18 roster – Wilhelm, a defenseman, and forwards Noah Roofe and Bud Winter.
Goaltending duties will be handled by the combination of Sam Best and Florian Mnich.
The roster consists of 21 players from the United States along with one each from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Latvia and Sweden. Players currently range from ages 17 (Mason Kohn) to 20 (seven players).
A full roster (PDF) is available here: IceRays Roster 09-13-18
Tonight’s puck drop is set for 7:11 PM CT and will be broadcast on Sportsradio Corpus Christi (1230 AM/95.1 FM/96.1 FM/TuneIn app) and HockeyTV (iPPV) starting with IceRays Pregame at 6:50 PM CT. For more information, visit goicerays.com/broadcast.
Single game tickets for the 2018-19 IceRays season go on sale this Friday, Sept. 14 at 12:00 PM CT. Call 361-814-PUCK for tickets and more information. Stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV) and Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays).