CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays are going pink at the American Bank Center this Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 when they host the Odessa Jackalopes at 7:05 p.m. for the first pair of 12 total games this season. The weekend series celebrates the team’s annual breast cancer awareness night.
Pink in the Rink will be on Saturday, sponsored by Corpus Christi Disposal Services, Radiology & Imaging, and South Texas Surgical Hospital. Before the game, B-C Equipment Sales will have one of their two pink cranes on display as well as the pink fire truck from the Corpus Christi Fire Department. The IceRays will be wearing special pink jerseys to commemorate the event for both games this weekend that will be auctioned off post-game on Saturday. During Saturday’s contest, the team will be holding a silent auction with a variety of items from local business, national companies, and from the IceRays and American Bank Center, including a pink helmet to be worn by an IceRays player. All proceeds from the in-game silent auction and post-game jersey auction will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
All fans are asked to wear pink to the game this Saturday to not only support breast cancer awareness but also to help fill the American Bank Center with pink, both on and off the ice. If fans do not have pink to wear to the game, the IceRays will have pink t-shirts available Friday and Saturday in exchange for a donation for ACS. The IceRays will also have buckets and stations available to donate to the cause. For more information on the American Cancer Society or how to donate to the cause, visit www.cancer.org.
Saturday is also Caller-Times Family 4-Pack Night, presented by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Fans may purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, and four sodas for just $46. On Friday, the IceRays will be hosting Frosty Friday, in which fans can purchase beers for only $1.
The IceRays (7-6-4) enter the weekend tied for second in the South Division at 18 points with the Wichita Falls Wildcats. Forward Wes Michaud leads all IceRays skaters with 14 assists and 20 points, and he also ranks fifth among all North American Hockey League skaters in each of those two categories. Defenseman Anthony Cortese and forward Tanner Lomsnes share the team lead in goals at seven. The Odessa Jackalopes (5-10-1) sit in last in the South Division with 11 points though their two top point scorers rank second and third in the NAHL: Kenny Hausinger (10 goals, 13 assists) and Derek Brown (seven goals, 15 assists).
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