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IceRays Select 14 Players in 2019 NAHL Draft

June 4, 2019 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - In preparation for the 2019-20 season, the Corpus Christi IceRays made 14 selections in the 2019 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

"Today was a very important day for our organization," said IceRays Head Coach/GM Ryan Cruthers. "I believe we made great strides in strengthening our roster. Through the scouting process headed by Mike Mondoux, we were able to draft extremely talented players. I want to thank Mike, Al Rooney and our entire scouting staff for all their hard work leading up to the Draft. I'm very excited to see all of our draft picks at Main Camp as we get closer to finalizing our roster for next season."


1st Rd./12th overall - Artur Turanksy, F (Bratislava, Slovakia/Selects Academy)

2/38th - Kyle Kawamura, F (Franklin, TN/Omaha Lancers)

3/54th - Tyler Orban, D (Stittsville, ON/Nepean Raiders)

3/55th - Corey Clifton, F (Matawan, NJ/Surrey Eagles)

5/120th - Stephen Kyrkostas, F (Selden, NY/Selects Academy)

6/142nd - Jan Lasak, F (Banska Bystrica, Slovaka/South Florida Hockey Academy)

7/161st - Owen Kelly, D (Orchard Lake, MI/Fort McMurray Oil Barons)

8/194th - Colton Sipperley, F (Tampa, FL/Ohio Blue Jackets)

9/220th - TJ Schweighardt, D (Wayne, NJ/Jersey Hitmen)

10/246th - Huston Karpman, F (Manhattan Beach, CA/Shattuck-St. Mary's)

11/272nd - Zachary Murray, F (Alexandria, VA/Washington Little Capitals)

12/298th - Tod Philibert, D (Laval, QC/Montreal-Est Rangers)

13/324th - Hunter Garvey, G (San Diego, CA/Team Illinois)

14/350th - Porter Haney, F (Duluth, MN/Rochester Grizzlies)

All draft picks, returning players and additional invites will participate in the team's Main Camp July 25-28 at Fraser Hockeyland in Metro Detroit.

The 2019-20 NAHL schedule will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on the IceRays, call 361-814-PUCK (7825) or visit

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