CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Rudy Sulmonte and Emil Romig each scored twice, and Hayden Stewart stopped 32 shots as the Corpus Christi IceRays easily handled the Kenai River Brown Bears 7-3 in front of 3,068 fans.
Sulmonte started the scoring at 5:37 of the first period with assists from Wayland Williams and Emil Romig to take a 1-0 lead.
After Brian Berry tied the game for the Brown Bears, the IceRays responded when Perry D’Arrisso swung a pass to the front of the net where Emil Romig tipped it past goaltender Gustaf Johansson to take a 2-1 lead.
Charles Baldwin made it 3-1 on a breakaway goal after he slipped between the Kenai River defense. Baldwin walked in and backhanded the puck behind Johansson at the 11:47 mark of the first.
Emil Romig added another goal while short-handed just 48 seconds into the second frame. Romig wired a wrister over the shoulder of Johansson for a 4-1 advantage. Johansson was replaced by Sean Healy after that goal.
Kenai River split the lead in half on the power-play at 5:25 of the second courtesy of Jake Bushey.
Baldwin struck again, this time with an assist going around the defender and finding an open AJ Jarosz in the slot at 13:04 of the second for a 5-2 lead.
Sulmonte picked up his second of the game on an interception just inside the blue line skating it in blasting it over Healy’s shoulder increasing the lead to four goals.
Brandon Berkley finished the scoring spree for Corpus Christi with 13:10 left in the game finding a seam in the goaltender Healy to take a 7-2 IceRays lead.
Kenai River tacked on a goal late off the stick of Ryan Walker.
Hayden Stewart blocked away 32 of 35 shots.
The IceRays are on the road this weekend as they take on the Kenai River Brown Bears. Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on sportsjuice.com, ustream.com, the TuneIn Radio APP, and fasthockey.com.
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