ODESSA, Texas – The Corpus Christi IceRays recorded a 2-1 win Sunday to close a three-game weekend against the Odessa Jackalopes at the Ector County Coliseum. Justin Thompson scored his second game-winning goal in as many nights. Jeff Bertrand recorded two points (1+1) for the IceRays (11-9-2-3, 27 pts.). Corpus Christi’s Cal Sandquist stopped 37 of 38 shots faced from the Jackalopes (7-11-1-1, 16 pts.).
With their second win in as many days, the IceRays passed next weekend’s opponents, the Shreveport Mudbugs, for fourth place in the NAHL South Division.
After a scoreless first period, Odessa’s Vilho Saariluoma lit the lamp 3:25 into the second period.
Later in the frame, the IceRays scored twice in an 88-second span. Bertrand, acquired this week from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scored his first goal for Corpus Christi, and fourth of the season, with a power-play tally at 17:24. Thompson then notched the game-winner at 18:52 off assists from Bertrand and Kyrkostas.
The Jackalopes pulled goaltender Aaron Randazzo late but were unable to tie the game.
Corpus Christi tied a season-high shot total with 46.
The IceRays are home the next three weekends, including Friday and Saturday against the 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).