ODESSA, Texas – The Corpus Christi IceRays notched a season-high six goals Saturday night in a 6-3 victory against the Odessa Jackalopes at Ector County Coliseum. The IceRays (10-9-2-3, 25 pts.) trailed 2-0, and 3-2, but recorded the game’s final four goals to skate to their sixth win against Odessa (7-10-1-1, 16 pts.) this season.
Six different players scored for the IceRays. Ryan Coughlin (1+1), Stephen Kyrkostas (1+1), Tyler Love (0+2) and Kyle Schroeder (0+2) had two-point nights. Corpus Christi outshot Odessa by a 42-32 margin.
Odessa’s Matt Hutton (1:14) and Sam Harris (9:24) scored early to put the Jackalopes up by two in the first 10 minutes of the game. The IceRays cut the Jackalopes’ lead in half at the 16:31 mark when Kyrkostas cut in front and scored his first goal of the season.
Coughlin tied the game, 2-2, at the 6:39 mark of the second period, becoming the first IceRays to score 10 goals this season with a deflection of a point shot from Alexander Tertyshny. Matt Clark regained the lead for Odessa less than a minute later, but Brandon Cimino brought the IceRays back to a tie at 10:26.
Alternate captain Kyle Gudme notched his first goal as an IceRay, the game-winning goal, at 4:54 of the third period. Michael Krupinski was the third consecutive IceRays defenseman to score at 7:12, and Erik Bargholtz added an empty-net goal with 1:21 remaining to secure the three-goal win.
The IceRays and Jackalopes conclude their 3-in-3 weekend in West Texas Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT. 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 Sunday’s game, the IceRays will be home the next three weekends, including next Friday and Saturday against the Shreveport Mudbugs. Saturday, Nov. 23 is the 12th annual Stars & Stripes Night presented by Whataburger and Moda Midstream. 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).