ODESSA, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays picked up the third sweep of the year over the Odessa Jackalopes on Saturday night scoring five unanswered goals in the third period completing the 5-2 comeback win inside the Ector County Coliseum.
After no scoring in the first period, Odessa broke the ice while on a five-on-three power-play as the team leader in scoring Lawrence Cornellier retrieved his own rebound and wristed it past goaltender Ben Myers 12:22 into the middle frame.
The Jacks’ added another power-play goal less than a minute later on a shot from the point by John Feemster that found a way through the screen and into the net at 13:05 to put Odessa up 2-0.
In the third period however, Corpus Christi turned the momentum. Perry D’Arrisso scored on the rebound assisted by Emil Romig and Rudy Sulmonte just 1:23 into the final period to split the lead in half, 2-1.
Rudy Sulmonte tied the game off of a shot from the point by Beau Walker at 7:56 while on the man advantage. Perry D’Arrisso recorded the other assist on Sulmonte’s first of the night.
The IceRays then took the lead 3-2 and never looked back when John Roisum’s shot from the blue-line was deflected by Sulmonte for his second goal of the period at 10:23 of the third.
Emil Romig made it a two goal lead shortly after with 6:44 left in the game on the power-play assisted by Andrew Paras and Perry D’Arrisso at 13:16 of the third period.
Corpus Christi finalized the win when Perry D’Arrisso dove and tapped in an empty net goal with only 1:31 left in the game making it 5-2 Rays’ on the unassisted tally.
Ben Myers let in only two goals on 29 shots in the win.
The IceRays are on the road next weekend as they take on the Texas Tornado on Friday and Saturday night. 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.
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