Coming off of a win on Saturday night, the IceRays looked to start a streak in Amarillo on Friday night. On the season, Amarillo had a 4-2 advantage over the Rays with Corpus taking the last two matchups.
No one was able to find the scoreboard in the game’s first period of action. The Wranglers led in shots 17-7 following the first period with both teams both having two power play opportunities. The best chance by either side in the first period came on the man-advantage by Corpus Christi. The opportunity was good enough that the goal judge flashed the red light, but the referee waved off the Contreras deflection.
The IceRays were able to strike first on Friday night. Blake Lewis deflected a Casper Gillberg shot past the Amarillo goaltender to open the scoring. This marks the third straight game with a goal for Lewis, which is his second goal streak of three or more in his brief time with the IceRays.
Although the Rays were able to send more pucks toward the net in period number two, it was the post denying them a handful of times to keep them at one. Amarillo tallied two in the back half of the period to take a 2-1 lead into the locker room.
In the third, a pair of goals gave Amarillo a 4-1 lead. Late in the game, the Rays had a push with Lewis’s second goal of the game to bring the Rays back within two, but within two is as close as Corpus would get. Amarillo won 4-2 and snapped an eleven game losing streak.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow night with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 pm in Amarillo. Coverage for tomorrow night’s game can be found on Brewster Street Radio and HockeyTV.