ODESSA, Texas – The Corpus Christi IceRays (9-9-2-3, 23 pts.) gave up a season-high six goals Friday in a 6-1 loss to the Odessa Jackalopes (7-9-1-1, 16 pts.) at Ector County Coliseum.
The Jackalopes jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Jake Vaughan scored from the right wing at 4:51 to open the scoring. Nick Grimaldi made it 2-0 at 16:00 off a feed from Kam Ottenbreit. Jan Blasko then jammed in a power play tally at 17:44.
Corpus Christi’s Michael Krupinski scored the lone goal of the second period off a feed from Brandon Cimino at 15:05. The IceRays appeared to score again near the end of the second period but the goal was disallowed.
Former IceRays forward Jack Rudin scored at 9:53 of the third period to put the Jackalopes back up by three. Isaiah Heumpfner (13:36) and Hunter Brackett (16:57) added goals late.
Odessa outshot Corpus Christi by a 30-26 margin.
The IceRays and Jackalopes continue their 3-in-3 weekend in West Texas Saturday at 7:15 p.m. CT, and 5:00 p.m. CT on Sunday. IceRays games can be heard on Sports Radio Corpus Christi 1230 AM – 95.1 FM – 96.1 FM (KSIX-AM/FM) and mixlr.com/icerays, and can be viewed on HockeyTV (HD iPPV).
Following the IceRays’ visit to Odessa, the team will be home three weekends in a row, hosting the Shreveport Mudbugs (Nov. 22-23), New Mexico Ice Wolves (Nov. 29-30) and Lone Star Brahmas (Dec. 6-7). Tickets for all 2019-20 IceRays home games are on sale now at the American Bank Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information on the IceRays, or to purchase tickets, visit goicerays.com or call 361-814-PUCK (7825). Stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays) and Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays).