CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), begin preparations for the 2017-18 season with two IceRays Pre-Draft Camps starting one week from today in Niagara Falls, N.Y. followed up with another two weeks from today in St. Louis, Mo.
The IceRays closed the book on their best season in junior franchise history despite falling in the South Division Final in five games. The organization broke 14 team junior and total franchise records en route to the second-best record in the 19-year franchise history, only sitting behind the inaugural 1998-99 season. First-year Head Coach Brad Flynn kicked off his tenure by holding the best point percentage for an IceRays Head Coach in the last seven years, and as the IceRays embark on their 20th Anniversary season in Corpus Christi, the goal is to continue getting the bar for a new chapter of IceRays history.
The IceRays Pre-Draft Camps are a great opportunity to showcase talents for those looking to be considered for the 2017-18 roster. Players will have the opportunity to play and perform in front of members of the IceRays Hockey Operations Staff in hopes of earning an invite to IceRays Main Camp later in the summer. Active and tendered players like defenseman Trevor Wilhelm and Christian Dahl were scouted and recruited through last year’s draft camp, resulting in their tender signings and Wilhelm’s opportunity to join the roster during the middle of the 2016-17 season. All participants for both camps are guaranteed to play five games in addition to individual meetings with IceRays staff members.
Registration fee for the Niagara Falls Camp on May 27-29 is $250.00 and for the St. Louis Camp on June 2-4 is $275.00. All participants can register online at goicerays.com/pre-draft-camp by filling out the online form with payment information included. Additional forms, including Consent To Treat, USA/Canada Hockey Tryout and International Tryout, must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to participation.
Rise with the IceRays and get ready for next season with a 2017-18 IceRays Season Membership. Call the IceRays at 361-814-PUCK to reserve your seat for next season. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), Snapchat (@goicerays), and Periscope (@goicerays).