IceRays Top Sundogs 3-2
There was no trick and plenty of treat Saturday afternoon as the Corpus Christi IceRays beat the Arizona Sundogs 3-2 at the American Bank Center. Three different IceRays scored and Kevin Desfosses made 34 saves to give the IceRays the win, and improve their record to 2-2-2 on the season. The win capped a solid weekend for Corpus Christi who got three of a possible four points. Corpus Christi's win over Arizona also extended their unbeaten streak over the Sundogs to nine games. The IceRays will return to the American Bank Center on Saturday afternoon to host the Arizona Sundogs at 3:05pm. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com
The IceRays got a big opening period from goaltender Kevin Desfosses who made 15 saves to keep Arizona off the board after a number of chances. Corpus Christi then got the only goal of the frame from their newest acquisition Chad Costello who scored on the power play. Costello, the second year forward who played in the IHL last season was in his IceRays debit and ripped a shot past Kyle McNulty from the slot at 19:10. The Sundogs outshot the IceRays 15-11 in the period, but Corpus Christi took the 1-0 lead into the locker room after first period.
The IceRays extended their lead in the second period. On a delayed Arizona penalty, Morgan MacLean got his second goal of the year on a Chris Richards rebound at 3:45 to make it 2-0 IceRays. Then at 16:45, Richards created a turnover and fed Jereme Tendler on a two-on-one for Tendler's fourth goal of the weekend to make it 3-0. The Sundogs got on the board late in the period when Torren Delforte converted a two-on-one at 18:59 to make it 3-1 IceRays after two periods. The IceRays outshot the Sundogs 15-9 in the period.
In the third period the Sundogs got within one when Delforte scored his second of the game at 17:29, but could not find the equalizer after Arizona was called for a minor penalty with 2:02 left. They pulled their goaltender to try and tie the score, but Corpus Christi held on for the 3-2 win.
Desfosses (1-2) earned the win making 34 saves on 36 shots and Kyle McNulty (0-3-1) took the loss stopping 31 of 34 shots. The IceRays power play went 1-5 and the Sundogs went 0-5. The Sundogs outshot the Rays 36-34 in the game.
The IceRays return to the American Bank Center on Thursday and Friday night at 7:05pm to host the Odessa Jackalopes and Allen Americans. Tickets are on sale for both games. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com.
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