Jan 9, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi IceRays will be without Martin and Mikkel Hojbjerg for the rest of the 2013-14 season after the twins returned home to Denmark and accepted an offer to play professional hockey.

"This is a bitter sweet situation as we are happy for Martin and Mikkel getting a pro contract, but at the same time we are sad to see them go,” said IceRays general manager Pat Dunn.  “They were not only good hockey players but they were also great young men.”

Martin Hojbjerg was leading the IceRays in points before making his decision to join the professional ranks.  He led the team in goals with 11 and assists as well with 13.  Mikkel faced injury early on in the campaign and was only able to play 17 games with the team recording a goal and three assists.

“This move comes at a time where we are facing deadlines with roster changes, needless to say, that timing was horrible,” Dunn added.  “They will be hard to replace but it's also an opportunity for some other younger players to step up and get those extra minutes of playing time. We, as a team, have faced a lot of adversity this year with all the injuries, I'm sure our team will handle this and find a way to go out and win some games.”

The IceRays are on the road this weekend as they take on the Lone Star Brahmas.  Puck drops at 7:30PM, coverage begins at 7:15PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on 91.1FM KSGR, ksgr.org, ustream.com, and fasthockey.com.  Click "Listen Live" on the IceRays website for more information!

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