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Bucks Top IceRays 4-1

January 10, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

For the third time in as many nights the Corpus Christi IceRays outshot and outchanced their opponents, but came up empty in the win column. All-Star netminder Sebastien Centomo made 31 saves and the Laredo Bucks scored the first four goals of the game as they beat the IceRays 4-1 Saturday night at the Laredo Entertainment Center. The IceRays loss was their third in a row and dropped their record to 13-17-4 as they remained in fourth place in the Southeast Division and sixth place in the Southern Conference, five points back of Rio Grande Valley. The IceRays will have the week off for the CHL All-Star Break, and resume hockey next weekend at the American Bank Center for home games on Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361-814-PUCK or visit them online at www.ccrayz.com.

The Bucks got on the scoreboard quickly, notching the opening goal 25 seconds into the contest. Alex Goupil lifted a rebound over the pads of Kris Tebbs to give the Bucks a 1-0 lead. Laredo's Darryl Smith scored at 16:54 to increase the lead to 2-0 when he collected a rebound at the bottom of the right circle and buried his CHL rookie-leading 21st goal. The Bucks outshot the IceRays 13-12 in the first period.

The Bucks added two more goals in the second period to increase their lead. Rick Kozak finished a two-on-one rush with a goal at 2:33. Then Jeff Bes scored on a power play at 9:29 to make it 4-0 Bucks. There were three fights in the middle period as the bad blood between the rivals surfaced. The IceRays outshot the Bucks 9-7.

The IceRays got on the board in the third period when Nick Bachand scored a power play goal at 7:20 to cap the scoring.

Kris Tebbs (9-9-3) took the loss making 20 saves on 24 shots. Sebastien Centomo (13-8-2) earned the win making 31 saves on 32 shots. The IceRays power play went 1-5 while the Bucks went 1-7 on the man advantage. The IceRays outshot the Bucks 32-24.

The IceRays return to the American Bank Center following the All-Star Break for two games on January 16th and 17th against Laredo and Arizona. Tickets to all IceRays games are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets or the American Bank Center Box Office. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or online at www.ccrayz.com.

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