Weekend Preview: IceRays Hit Road to Shreveport

The IceRays hit the road to travel for a two-game set to Shreveport this weekend.  The Mudbugs have had the IceRays number as of late, but the IceRays look to play spoiler in the south division standings.

Corpus comes into the weekend after a huge comeback win on Friday night against the El Paso Rhinos.  After dropping game one on Thursday and falling behind 2-0 in game two, the IceRays tallied four unanswered starting with three in the second period to come away with a 4-2 victory.  Corpus Christi is looking to keep the positive vibes on the scoreboard rolling into George’s Pond this weekend.

Shreveport has had the IceRays number this season winning the last five matchups.  The Rays only win against the Mudbugs this season came back in late October by a score of 5-3.  Shreveport has been on a roll against every team in the south division since about that time after a slow start to the season.  They now sit in fourth place in the division, three points back of the third place Wichita Falls Warriors.

The Rays are looking to play spoiler on a continued climb up the standings by the Mudbugs, and players having continued success on the offensive end will help contribute to that.  Colby Seitz enters the weekend in Shreveport on a four-game goal streak, which is the longest of the season for Seitz.  He also has scored in seven of his last nine games, one of the hottest goal scoring spans for an IceRays player this season.

Seitz is not the only Rays player with continued success in the offensive zone.  Michael Casey has averaged over a point per game since the beginning of February.  The stretch for Casey includes four multi-point games and a total of seventeen points in the sixteen games the Rays have played in.

The offensive end is not the only place that the IceRays need to succeed in order to have a good weekend in Shreveport.  Damon Beaver and Stefan Carney are always crucial to Corpus’s success as the Rays will need to slow the Mudbugs down on the defensive end of the ice.  Shreveport has scored four or more goals in each of the past five games against the Rays, but IceRays goaltender Damon Beaver has been good as of late.  Beaver has put up a save percentage north of .920 in four of his last six appearances for Corpus Christi including a 35 save performance last Friday.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:11 pm at George’s Pond in Shreveport.  IceRays coverage can be found on Brewster Street Radio.  We encourage you to sync the HockeyTV broadcast up with the coverage on Brewster Street Radio this weekend.  Pregame powered by H-E-B is scheduled to get underway at 6:50 this weekend in Shreveport.