FAIRBANKS, ALASKA – The Corpus Christi IceRays came into a hostile environment in Fairbanks and took three of four points from the defending West Division champions with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night inside a packed house at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
The scoring started in the second period while on the power-play. Mike Economos walked in around the defender and found AJ Jarosz wide open in front of the net for a 1-0 lead 9:26 into the middle frame.
Just moments into the third Eric Purcell walked around the defender and beat the goalie one-on-one for a 2-0 lead just 1:09 into the third.
Emil Romig tacked on a goal of his own with a great assist to Perry D’Arrisso. D’Arrisso went around the defender who pinched to create a 2-on-1. Romig fired the pass from D’Arrisso past the netminder Steve Perry for a 3-0 advantage with 12:24 left in the game.
Fairbanks struck back and made it a game with 6:38 left in the game. A shot from the point was last touched by Kyle Lee to pull the IceDogs within two goals. In the end, the IceRays held on for the 3-1 victory, taking three of four points on the weekend.
Goaltender Hayden Stewart stopped 26 of 27 shots in the win.
The IceRays are on the road next weekend as they take on the Kenai River Brown Bears. Puck drops at 10:30PM CST, coverage begins at 10:15PM CST with the IceRays Pregame Show on 91.1FM KSGR and ksgr.org.
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