SHREVEPORT, La. – Corpus Christi IceRays netminder Sam Best (44/45) and Leo Chuard of the Shreveport Mudbugs (30/30) combined for 74 saves on 75 shots in a goaltending duel won 1-0 by the Mudbugs at George’s Pond at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum. The loss marks Corpus Christi’s first since the day after Thanksgiving, snapping a junior franchise record nine-game winning streak.
The IceRays (18-12-1-0) and Mudbugs (16-13-1-4) at 37 points each once again are tied for second in the NAHL South Division standings with the IceRays holding three games in hand.
Chuard’s shutout was the first of his NAHL career and the first by any Mudbugs goalie this season. The loss marked the third time this season the IceRays were blanked on the scoreboard.
The only goal of the game came at the 9:51 mark of the third period when Shreveport’s Gueorgui Feduolov scored off of a 2-on-1 drop pass from Tim Khokhlachev.
The IceRays start 2019 in Amarillo with a three-game set Jan. 4-6 at the Budweiser Bull Pen. IceRays games are carried live on Sportsradio Corpus Christi (1230 AM/95.1 FM/96.1 FM), HockeyTV and Mixlr. For more information, visit goicerays.com/broadcast. Corpus Christi’s next home game at American Bank Center is Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 against the Mudbugs at 7:05 PM CT, which will be the Mudbugs’ next game following a bye weekend to start the new year.
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