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IceRays Fall to Brahmas 5-2 in Final Game of 2008

December 31, 2008 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

The Texas Brahmas got four special teams goals and a bevy of third period power play chances to pull away from the Corpus Christi IceRays 5-2 on Wednesday night at the NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills. The Brahmas scored four third period goals - including three on special teams as part of a final frame that featured nine power plays and four separate two-man advantages for the Brahmas. The loss snapped the Rays two-game winning streak and dropped Corpus Christi's season record to 12-14-3 on the year. The IceRays will open the 2009 portion of their schedule on the road Friday night with a rematch against the Texas Brahmas before returning to the American Bank Center on Saturday, January 3rd to host the Odessa Jackalopes. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361-814-PUCK. The IceRays would like to wish all of their fans a very happy and safe new year.

The teams played a scoreless period to open the game. Texas outshot Corpus Christi 10-7 in the frame and the team remained off the scoreboard heading into the second period.

It didn't take long for the teams to find the back of the net when the second period began. On a carry-over call from the first period the IceRays struck on a power play 19 seconds into the frame when Adam Powell found a loose puck in the slot and scored in his third consecutive game. The IceRays lead was short-lived, however, as just over two minutes later at 2:24 the Brahmas while killing another penalty broke into the Corpus Christi zone on a two on one and Grant Jacobsen fed Jordan Cameron in the right circle for the equalizing goal. The teams stayed deadlocked at 1-1 after two periods after the Brahmas outshot the IceRays 12-7 in the period.

In the third period, the Brahmas again turned to special teams to pull away. The Brahmas got four goals - two PP goals and one shorthanded goal - as part of a third period that featured nine Texas power plays. The IceRays were forced to kill four different two-man advantages in the final frame alone. The IceRays lone goal in the third period came after a two-man advantage ended and T.J. Reynolds got his first of the season.

Kris Tebbs (8-6-3) took the loss making 33 saves on 38 shots and Brett Jaeger (12-4-3) earned the win making 18 saves on 20 shots. The IceRays power play went 1-7 while the Brahmas went 2-11 on the man advantage. The IceRays were outshot by the Brahmas 38-20.

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