CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce their first ever Oil Industry Night & Job Fair will be coming to the American Bank Center on Saturday, January 10 when the IceRays host the Odessa Jackalopes. Proceeds from the day’s events will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Coastal Bend.

“We thought that it would be a great idea to tie in a job fair with the game not only to help companies fill voids on job opportunities but also for people to see what’s out there and possibly get a better job than what they have right now,” said IceRays General Manager Pat Dunn. “Hosting this on a Saturday, it gives people a little bit of flexibility to come out and check it out.”

In partnership with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, the IceRays will be hosting an Oil Industry Job Fair from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. within the American Bank Center. Prospective job seekers in the oil industry will have a chance to meet with companies and industry professionals to help get started in the industry, continue navigating through the ranks, and network with other members of the industry. Companies will be have the opportunity to recruit new members and also network with other industry professionals. Workforce Solutions will also have all jobs posted from participating companies and reach out to many potential job seekers.

“Partnering with Workforce Solutions was key,” said Dunn, “as we are not in that industry. That’s their position and what they do best. They have been great to work with, and we would have been overwhelmed without them.”

Companies, potential job seekers, IceRays fans, and members of the Corpus Christi community will also have the opportunity to attend the evening’s Oil Industry Night presented by Baker Hughes, Corpus Christi Freightliner, Laguna Wealth Services, and AutoNation Ford at 7:05 p.m from the American Bank Center. The IceRays will be adorning special uniforms inspired by the oil industry with IceRays colors spread throughout the design. Following the game, the IceRays will auction those jerseys after the game presented by Eddie Jackson, New York Life to benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend.

About CASA of the Coastal Bend
CASA is a national volunteer movement dedicated to providing officials the detailed information needed to protect and ensure permanent homes for foster children in crisis. CASA of the Coastal Bend strives to aide children throughout Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties through their six core values: hoensty, integrity, respect, service, leadership, and commitment.

About Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend provides comprehensive human resource services for businesses and residents of the 12-county region. Our network of partners and providers offers a wide range of no-cost and low-cost opportunities for employers and job seekers. We offer recruitment services, job search assistance, training, child care support, educational initiatives, and much more. We have developed innovative opportunities that bring together economic development, education and employment. This results in a high-quality workforce system that ensures economic viability for the Coastal Bend community.

The IceRays begin the second half of the season on Thursday, January 1, 2015 against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees at 7:30 p.m. from State Farm Arena. Coverage begins at 7:15 p.m. with Countdown to Faceoff on SportsRadio Corpus Christi and FASTHockey.com. Call the front office at 361-814-7825 for season and individual ticket details or check out the pricing and seating chart online at www.goicerays.com. Stay current with the latest team news by visiting www.goicerays.com. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), and Vine (@goicerays).