RYAN BENNETT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT, JOINS RAYS STAFF

Former Corpus Christi IceRays forward Ryan Bennett has officially retired from professional hockey, and will join the IceRays as the club’s new Director of Scouting, General Manager, Pat Dunn announced on Tuesday. Bennett becomes the second former IceRays player to retire and join the team’s front office this off-season, joining Assistant Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, Justin Quenneville. For more information, please call the IceRays office at 361.814.PUCK, or visit their new website at www.goicerays.com.

ICERAYS TRIM ROSTER TO 22 AFTER FIRST CAMP

The Corpus Christi IceRays have trimmed their roster to 22 players, and are still active in adding to their club following their inaugural training camp last weekend, General Manager Pat Dunn announced on Thursday. Last Friday – Sunday in North Texas, the IceRays held their first ever NAHL Training Camp, as the club prepares for their first season in a new league. 22 players made the cut, and will now join new additions over the next month before convening in Corpus Christi at the end of August for a final camp. For more information please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com.

ICERAYS HOST TRAINING CAMP IN IRVING

The Corpus Christi IceRays began their NAHL Training Camp at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas on Friday morning. 80 players from throughout North America, and one European player are trying to make the inaugural IceRays NAHL squad. IceRays Head Coach Brent Hughes, Assistant Coach Justin Quenneville, General Manager Pat Dunn, and former IceRays player and NAHL alum Ryan Bennett are among those attending the camp. The three-day camp continued through Sunday, when the IceRays begin making cuts to trim their roster. For more information, please call the IceRays office at 361.814.PUCK, or visit their new website at www.goicerays.com.

NEW THIS SEASON: THE Q ZONE

The Corpus Christi IceRays are offering a new partnership opportunity this season for individuals and businesses during the 2010-2011 season.

ICERAYS UNVEIL SCHEDULE, NEW WEBSITE

The Corpus Christi IceRays announced their 2010-2011 regular season schedule for the team’s first year of play in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) on Tuesday morning. The IceRays 58-game schedule will begin on Wednesday, September 15 vs. the Traverse City North Stars. The IceRays first home game will be played at the American Bank Center on Friday, October 1 when they host the Wichita Falls Wildcats. All game times will be announced in the near future. On Tuesday the IceRays also unveiled their new website as part of the team’s move to the NAHL. Fans can visit the new site at www.goicerays.com or call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK for more information on the team’s schedule and the upcoming season.

GET TO KNOW THE NAHL

The North American Hockey League, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior A league boasting 25 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.

NAHL WELCOMES CORPUS CHRISTI

FRISCO, TEXAS – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that its Board of Governors has approved the transfer of ownership of the Alpena IceDiggers membership and its relocation to Corpus Christi, Texas, for the 2010-11 season.

ICERAYS STAR JUSTIN QUENNEVILLE RETIRES

Former Corpus Christi IceRays forward Justin Quenneville announced his retirement from pro hockey and his transition into the world of coaching on Tuesday afternoon. He will remain with the IceRays for his first post-playing position and assume the role of Assistant Coach/Director of Hockey Operations for the new NAHL franchise. Quenneville will serve alongside IceRays Head Coach, Brent Hughes and General Manager, Pat Dunn for the upcoming season. The IceRays recently announced their move to the NAHL – a Tier II Junior A league, and will begin the 2010-2011 season of play in September. Quenneville will be in the IceRays office on Tuesday afternoon from 1-3pm for local media members who would like a comment from the new coach. Former Corpus Christi IceRays forward Justin Quenneville announced his retirement from pro hockey and his transition into the world of coaching on Tuesday afternoon. He will remain with the IceRays for his first post-playing position and assume the role of Assistant Coach/Director of Hockey Operations for the new NAHL franchise. Quenneville will serve alongside IceRays Head Coach, Brent Hughes and General Manager, Pat Dunn for the upcoming season. The IceRays recently announced their move to the NAHL – a Tier II Junior A league, and will begin the 2010-2011 season of play in September. Quenneville will be in the IceRays office on Tuesday afternoon from 1-3pm for local media members who would like a comment from the new coach.