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Four-Goal First Leads Arizona To Victory

November 14, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

Four unanswered Arizona Sundogs goals to start the game were too much for the Corpus Christi IceRays to overcome on Friday night, as the Sundogs topped the IceRays 6-3 at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. The IceRays fought back to get within one, but the Sundogs pulled away for the victory, dropping the IceRays record to 3-5-2 on the year. The IceRays and Sundogs will square off once again in Prescott Valley on Saturday night at 8:05pm CST. The game can be heard on the IceRays flagship radio station ESPN 1230AM. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com.

The Sundogs jumped out to a huge lead with four first period goals, including three in a 1:20 span. Torren Delforte got the rush started at 3:43 to give the Dogs a 1-0 lead. The Sundogs then widened the gap with a flurry of goals. Jon Landry scored on a delayed IceRays penalty at 12:20. The IceRays pulled goaltender Kevin Desfosses in favor of Kris Tebbs after the goal. 21 seconds later Kyle Hood scored on an odd-man rush, followed by a Linus Fagemo tally at 13:40. Following the goal, Tebbs was pulled and Desfosses re-entered the game. The IceRays got on the board with a power play goal from Justin Quenneville at 18:45 to cap the first period scoring. The Sundogs took a 4-1 lead into the second period after outshooting the IceRays 11-7.

The IceRays began to turn things around in the second period. Corpus Christi came out and forced the action to open the frame and got two goals to cut the Sundogs lead to one. At 8:47 Ryan Bennett set up Jereme Tendler in the slot for a redirection past J.F. Perras to make it 4-2. Then at 10:34 Chad Costello scored his fourth of the season to make the score 4-3. The Sundogs, however, reclaimed a two-goal lead when Konrad Reeder scored a power play goal on a rebound at 15:21 to give the Dogs a 5-3 lead after two periods. The Sundogs outshot the IceRays 10-9 in the frame.

The Sundogs scored early in the third period to deny any chance of an IceRays comeback when Mike Nesdil's shot from the point bounced off of Desfosses' glove and into the net behind him at 1:35. The Sundogs held the lead the remainder of the game for the victory.

Tebbs (1-2-2) suffered the loss allowing two goals on as many shots, and Desfosses made 23 saves on 27 shots but did not figure into the decision. J.F. Perras (4-2-1) earned the win stopping 19 of 22 shots. The IceRays power play went 1-9 and the Sundogs went 1-6. The Sundogs outshot the Rays 29-322 in the game.

The IceRays and Sundogs will square off once again in Prescott Valley on Saturday night at 8:05pm CST. The game can be heard on the IceRays flagship radio station ESPN 1230AM. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com.

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