IceRays Look to Build On Solid Effort, Tie Weekend Series

Mar 11, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK (March 11th, 2023) – The Corpus Christi IceRays’ next game is tonight, Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at Blazers Ice Centre. Puck drops at 7:15 PM CDT against the Oklahoma Warriors.

Game Preview

Despite the loss last night, the IceRays are coming off of their best game against the Warriors all season. They competed hard in the first period and outscored the Warriors in the third period, thanks to Simon Becar’s first career NAHL goal and Anthony Cafarelli’s team-leading 12th tally of the year. The middle stanza was an area the IceRays would have liked to have tightened things up, allowing three goals over a stretch of about 15 minutes.

The IceRays will look to follow up with another strong effort tonight in the season finale against the Warriors, still the only team in the entire NAHL who has surpassed the 70-point mark. They come into tonight with an overall record of 38-9-0-1 for 77 points.

The IceRays will look to snap an 8-game skid and secure their fifth road win of the season with a win tonight. They check in at 10-33-6 overall for 26 points.

Players to Watch

IceRays forward Dylan Contreras had a noticeable pep in his step last night, creating several opportunities for the IceRays off the transition and getting the primary assist on the first goal of the game. He also rang the crossbar in the second period and has had a number of good looks the past couple games. Contreras’s last goal came back on February 4th against these Warriors, so look for the California kid to get off the schneid here tonight for what would be his 50th career NAHL point.

Last night was the third time that Oklahoma forward Malte Hasselgren has recorded three points in a single game against the IceRays this year. The Sweden native now has 37 points in 46 games with the Warriors this season. Last night snapped a 5-game skid without a point for Hasselgren, so look for him to continue the momentum here tonight and down the stretch.

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