Front Office

CASSIDY LANGE | PRESIDENT

In 2019-20, Cassidy Lange enters his 12th season with the IceRays and first as Team President. He has worn many hats for the team since as a Game Operations Intern during the 2007-08 season. Once joining as a full-time staff member, Lange served as Director of Community Relations until becoming an Account Executive for seven seasons.

He has overcome many challenges in his lifetime while living with Cerebral Palsy. Lange has participated in the Special Olympics, medaling in swimming, track & field, and bowling.

Cassidy graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He resides in Corpus Christi.

Email: clange@goicerays.com

AMANDA MARINES | OFFICE MANAGER

Amanda joined the IceRays in 2007 during the team's tenure in the Central Hockey League (CHL). Prior to joining the IceRays, she worked for the American Bank Center for four years.

With the IceRays, Amanda oversees ticketing, accounting, merchandise and administration in the office. She earned CHL Employee of the Month honors in 2009. Amanda resides in Corpus Christi.

Email: amarines@goicerays.com

 

ROB SANDERSON | DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING & MEDIA RELATIONS

Sanderson enters his second season with the IceRays in 2019-20. In addition to serving as the team's play-by-play broadcaster for all home and away games, Sanderson also manages the IceRays’ digital/social media presence, handles media requests and graphic design. In 2018-19, Sanderson was selected by his broadcast peers to call the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Attleboro, Mass. Prior to joining the IceRays, the Rochester, N.Y., native spent three seasons with the Chicago Steel, earning the 2017-18 USHL Media award. His call of Chicago's 2016-17 Clark Cup championship overtime win was featured on various international outlets including NHL Network. Sanderson has American Hockey League (AHL) play-by-play experience, filling in for the Rochester Americans and Utica Comets. From 2012-2015, he served as the Americans’ radio host, providing pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage. Sanderson’s other hockey broadcast highlights include calling the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship (2010 & 2015), the World Junior Summer Showcase, the USA Hockey/Hockey Canada U18 & U22 Women's Select Series, serving as the voice of the Nazareth College Golden Flyers (NCAA D-III) and providing TV color analysis for the Atlantic Hockey Tournament (NCAA D-I).  He also served as an on-camera host for the USHL at the NHL Draft (2016, 2017, 2018) and Clark Cup Final (2016, 2018). Sanderson graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast, Telecommunication and Mass Media. He resides in Corpus Christi and enjoys traveling and live music.

Email: rsanderson@goicerays.com

SCOTT McCLARREN | OFFICE STAFF / SALES

In 2019-20, Scott McClarren enters his sixth season with the IceRays and continues to be a leader in sales. He brought 31 years of experience in sales and management at Hygeia Dairy to the IceRays.

Scott graduated from Milligan College in Tennessee in 1974 with a business degree and played varsity basketball for the Buffaloes for four seasons, service as team captain for two years.

The Alliance, Ohio, native moved to Corpus Christi in 1983 with his wife, Melodie, and three daughters: Kelly, Leslie and Lauren. When not in the office, Scott can be seen playing golf or enjoying yard work.

Email: smcclarren@goicerays.com

LEXY MANNING | GAME OPERATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
RONNIE LOPEZ | GAME OPERATIONS

Lopez enters his fourth season with the IceRays in 2019-20. He began volunteering with the IceRays in 2016-17, moving into an internship the following season and joining the staff in 2018-19. Ronnie also worked two seasons with the Corpus Christi Hooks (MiLB) as part of the team's gameday promotion staff. Lopez graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology while also minoring in Business Administration. He enjoys playing basketball and is a fan of the Houston Astros and San Antonio Spurs.

Email: rlopez@goicerays.com

 

TRACY BENCK | SALES ASSOCIATE

Benck joined the IceRays as a sales associate in the summer of 2019. She was named to The Bend Magazine's The Local's List 2019 for Graphic Design with Iconic Sign Group LLC. The Corpus Christi native previously worked in hockey as Graphic Designer with the Dallas Stars (2007-10), and in baseball as Creative Director/Graphic Designer for Texas Rangers (2007-14). Benck is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington (Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design), Tarrant County College (Associates in Art) and Tuloso-Midway. Aside from the IceRays, Tracy is a fan of the Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, and resides in Flour Bluff with her pets Max and Tino the Bully.

Email: tracy.benck@gmail.com

 

CHIP JOHNSTON | SALES ASSOCIATE

Johnston joined the IceRays in 2019 after being a fan and season ticket member dating back to the team's initial years at "The Igloo" (the former Memorial Coliseum). He worked locally as an educator for 28 years as a teacher, coach, high school counselor and retired as a principal. Additionally, Chip has been a realtor in the Coastal Bend for seven years. A King H.S. graduate, Johnston graduated from Southwest Texas State University and earned a master's degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He resides in Portland and enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing.

Email: cjohnston@goicerays.com

GREG LeMONTE | SALES ASSOCIATE