CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Corpus Christi IceRays General Manager Pat Dunn announced today that the team has finalized the “EX-RAYS” roster which will take on a team comprised of firefighters on Friday at 5:30 PM prior to the IceRays meeting the Texas Tornado on “PINK IN THE RINK” night.

The EX-RAYS team will be comprised of 15 legendary former Corpus Christi professional hockey players with two former players serving as coaches:

COACHES: Jason Baird (Rayz,’04-’08) and Jody Praznik (IceRays, ’98-’01)

Current General Manager Pat Dunn (IceRays, ’99-’00)

Current Assistant Coach Justin Quenneville (Rayz, IceRays, ’06-’10)

Current Director of Business Development Dave Gilmore (Rayz, ’04-’06)

Current Team Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Paluseo (IceRays, ’00-’02)

Chris Mei (Rayz, IceRays, ’06-’10)

Chris Shaffer (Rayz, IceRays, ’07-’09)

Adam Powell (Rayz, IceRays, ’06-’10)

Paul Beaudoin (IceRays, ’98-’99)

Derrick McIver (Rayz, ’04-’07)

Scott Barber (IceRays,’98-’99)

Dustin McArthur (IceRays, ’99-’01)

Brad Erbsland (IceRays,’00-’02)

Ken McKay (Rayz, ’04-’05)

Doors will open at a special 5:30 start time to accommodate those wishing to see the exhibition game.  A ticket to the IceRays PINK IN THE RINK game will get fans admission to the exhibition contest at 5:30 PM.

Corpus Christi returns home for two games against the Texas Tornado on Thursday February 10th and Friday February 11th.  Puck drop is slated for 7:05 PM both nights.  Friday night is “PINK IN THE RINK” night as the team wears special pink uniforms to be auctioned off after the game with the proceeds of the night benefiting the American Cancer Society. Fans can catch the pre-game show on the flagship home of the IceRays, News/Talk 1440 KEYS, www.1440KEYS.com, with the voice of the IceRays, Ryan Holt, beginning at 6:50 PM.  The game will be available online through the league’s pay-per-view website, www.fasthockey.com.  For more information call the Rays’ front office at 361.814.PUCK (7825) or crash the net at www.goicerays.com.


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