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Bucks Rally For 3-2 Win Over Corpus Christi

December 3, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Laredo Bucks News Release

LAREDO, Texas - The defending CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks got a terrific third period comeback and great special teams play as they beat the Corpus Christi Rayz 3-2 at the AmericanBank Center on Sunday afternoon. Laredo scored three third period goals, including a pair on the power play, and stopped all eight Rayz power play chances as they improved to 10-6-2 with 22 points. The Bucks return home on Wednesday for the annual McDonald's Kids Day Matinee Game against Corpus Christi at 11 a.m. at the LEC. Tickets are $8.50 for all ages. The Bucks are offering a family four pack of season tickets for the 2006-07 CHL regular season, which works out to just over $7 a seat per game and is a 48 % savings off walkup prices. For more info on 2006-07 Bucks season tickets log onto or call (956) 718-BUCK (2825).

The Rayz scored just over half way thru the first period for the only goal of the frame. Forward Jason Baird found forward Matt Turek cutting in the right circle for a wrist shot at 10:31 and a 1-0 Corpus Christi advantage.

In the second period the Bucks out shot the Rayz 12-2, but were unable to score to tie the game.

In the third period the Bucks finally got it going. Forward Serge Dube found forward Leo Thomas cutting right circle in the Rayz zone and Thomas feathered a shot five hole after a great fake to tie the game at 11:32. Thomas' eighth of the season tied him for the team lead. Defenesman Adam Rivet then scored on a shot from the top of the left circle at 15:44 to give the Bucks their first lead of the night. It was the fifth of the year for Rivet. Just under a minute later forward Ladislaw Kouba went top shelf with a wrist shot at 16:42 for a power play goal to extend the Bucks lead to 3-1. It was also the fifth of the season for Kouba. Rayz forward Kevin Watters scored with 14.1 seconds left, but it was too little to late as the Bucks held on. FINAL SCORE Laredo 3, Corpus Christi 2.

Eric Marvin stopped 14 of 16 shots and improved to 5-3-2. Brent Zelenewich allowed three goals on 32 shots and fell to 2-3-1. The Bucks went 2-5 on the power play while Corpus Christi was 0-8. Laredo out shot the Rayz 32-16.



- Single game tickets for the Bucks start at $14.95. Of the 32 home games, 25 will take place on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Game times will remain the same for the 2006-07 season. Weekday games begin at 7 p.m., while Friday and Saturday night games are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday games will be at 4 p.m.


- The Bucks are offering a family four pack of season tickets for the 2006-07 CHL regular season, that works out to just over $7 a seat per game and is a 48 % savings off walkup prices. For more info contact a Bucks season ticket representative at (956) 718-BUCK (2825).


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- There will be post-game skates at the LEC following Friday, Saturday and Sunday games. The only exceptions will be if there is a post-game jersey auction, there will not be a post-game skate.


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