CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays open the 2016-17 home schedule at the American Bank Center on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:05 p.m. against the Odessa Jackalopes following a 10-game season-opening road trip, and many promotions make their return to the IceRays lineup.
Friday night begins the season with Opening Night and Corpus Christi Caller-Times Best of the Best Night. The IceRays are celebrating 21st annual Best of the Best selections and the best that the city of Corpus Christi has to offer to the community. The first 1,000 fans in attendance on Friday will receive free 2016-17 IceRays magnet schedules, courtesy of Janet’s Cakery. In addition, Frosty Friday returns with the support of Tride Rideshare while maintaining $1 beer and sodas throughout the evening.
The first Saturday night game marks the 3rd Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Night. The tradition began in the 2014-15 season when the IceRays were touched by the story of Brooke Hester, a young girl battling Stage IV Neuroblastoma. Since then, the IceRays have been a part of spreading awareness for early childhood detection, raising funs and creating blossoms for children in need. After Brooke’s passing in June 2015, the IceRays dedicated the 2015-16 season to the memory of Brooke and vowed to continue honoring Brooke with the game night.
The IceRays continue the event with a silent auction available on the main concourse throughout the game and special puck drops by children battling various forms of childhood cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear gold for the event. Proceeds from the silent auction and other events during the game will benefit Brooke’s Blossoming Hope For Childhood Cancer Foundation. Saturday night is also a Corpus Christi Caller-Times Family 4-Pack Night, for which fans may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for just $48. Family 4-Packs can be purchased at the American Bank Center Box Office in advance of and just prior to the game as well as on www.Ticketmaster.com using the promo code “caller.”
The Braselton Post-Game Skate will make its return both on Friday and Saturday night immediately following the game. Fans have the opportunity to skate with the Corpus Christi community and the IceRays on the team’s home ice. Passes cost $5 for fans who bring their own skates and $7 for those that need a skate rental. Post-game skate passes are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s opening weekend are available online at www.Ticketmaster.com as well as the American Bank Center Box Office today through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. as well as starting two hours prior to game time on Saturday night.
Purchase your 2016-17 season ticket membership ahead of opening night! Reserve yours by contacting the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-PUCK. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), Vine (@goicerays), and Periscope (@goicerays).