CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Beau Walker and Perry D’Arrisso combined for five points, however the Texas Tornado won in overtime 6-5 on Sunday afternoon in front of 4,069 fans inside the American Bank Center
Texas Struck early on the power-play as Lucas Whelan shot a puck through a screen beating IceRays goaltender Chris Komma to give the Tornado a 1-0 lead.
Mark Biggs scored 7:58 into the first period with assists John Kirtland and Jordan Lovick on a wrist shot from the top of the slot to increase the Texas lead 2-0.
The IceRays split the Tornado lead in half courtesy of Beau Walker who has been hot for Corpus Christi as of late. Walker let a slap shot fly from the top of the faceoff circle beating Joakim Jutras making the score 2-1. It was the second goal in three games for Walker and was unassisted at the 16:50 point of period one.
It was all Corpus Christi in the second period of play. Frank Misuraca started the scoring spree with a power-play goal 9:57 into the second on a wrist shot tying the game 2-2.
Perry D’Arrisso scored the next two goals of the game to take a 3-2 lead on a deflection, and to take a 4-2 lead on the power-play as he picked up a rebound in net beating Joakim Jutras at the 18:26 mark of the second period.
Texas stormed back to tie the game with two goals in a row. Jordan Lovick scored 51 seconds into the third period to pull Texas within a goal, then Justin Greenberg scored 9:44 into the final period to tie the game 4-4.
Danny Fetzer made a great play, feeding AJ Jarosz who scored his fifth goal of the year to regain the lead 5-4 with just 3:08 left in regulation.
The Tornado forced overtime with only 2:27 left to go in the game as CJ Reuschlein wristed a shot through the screen beating IceRays goaltender Chris Komma tying the game at five a piece.
In overtime Jordan Greenberg scored on a partial breakaway to give the Tornado an overtime win 2:18 into the extra period.
Chris Komma was solid in net stopping 27 of 33 shots in the loss.
The IceRays hit the road this upcoming weekend as they travel to New Mexico to take on the Mustangs Friday and Saturday night. Puck drops at 8:05PM Central Standard Time, coverage begins at 7:50PM CST with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM.
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