Corpus Christi, TX (Feb 17, 2023) – The Corpus Christi IceRays’ next game is tonight, Friday, February 17th, 2023 at the American Bank Center. Puck drops at 7:05 PM CDT against the Odessa Jackalopes.
The IceRays return to the Coastal Bend after a split in the Sun City last weekend against the El Paso Rhinos. They sit in eighth place in the South Division standings and get set to host the Odessa Jackalopes who hold the sixth spot with 40 points on the year.
The last time these teams met, they combined for 19 goals over the two-game set. Unfortunately, neither game went the IceRays way. Corpus Christi is 0-3-1 against Odessa in the season series and will look to secure its first win against them tonight.
There is reason for optimism given that the IceRays have gone 4-1 the past five seasons in the game following Valentine’s day. It should also be a festive weekend at the ABC as fans come out to participate in ‘80s night on this Friday night and get set to welcome back several IceRays alumni on Saturday night. Be sure to stop by for the autograph session with your favorite alumni and stick around for the postgame skate on Saturday night.
Players to Watch
IceRays winger Anthony Cafarelli has continued to find the back of the net since being named Captain a month ago. The Middleton, MA native struck twice in El Paso last weekend, has seven goals in his last eight games, and is now tied for the team lead with 11 goals on the year. Look for the IceRays Captain to be a difference maker once again this weekend.
On the other side of the sheet, Jackalopes forward Ryan Mansfield should come as no surprise as the player to watch. The Ontario native has eight points in his last seven games and leads the team with 38 points. In four games against the IceRays this year, Mansfield has recorded three goals and five assists for eight points. Look for him to notch his 75th career NAHL point this weekend.
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