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IceRays Training Camp Begins Monday

October 2, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

Corpus Christi IceRays Training Camp will open up Monday morning with a 9:00am practice at the American Bank Center. 28 players have been invited to Corpus Christi to compete for 19 spots on the IceRays 2009-2010 roster. They will take the ice in their first practice as a team on Monday morning at 9:00am. Led by eight returning players, and 20 newcomers to the Coastal Bend, the IceRays are set to take the ice for the first time in six months in preparation for their 12th season of hockey in South Texas. All training camp practices and scrimmages are closed to the public, and open strictly to members of the media.

As part of their pre-season schedule, the IceRays will also play two pre-season games, including their lone home contest on Saturday, October 10th at 7:05pm vs. the Laredo Bucks. The game will be played at the American Bank Center. Tickets are just $5 each, and are available through the IceRays office at 361.814.PUCK. Don't miss your only pre-season chance to check out the new-look IceRays roster. Corpus Christi will conclude their pre-season with a Sunday, October 11th visit to Rio Grande Valley.

Also, individual game tickets are now on sale for the 2009-2010 season. Individual tickets for all Corpus Christi IceRays regular season home games are currently available for purchase at any Ticketmaster location, at the American Bank Center Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Group tickets for all games are also available for a discounted price through the IceRays office.

After joining the team late last year, this was the first off-season of recruiting in Corpus Christi for Head Coach Brent Hughes. This summer he compiled a talented mixture of youth and experience. His roster will begin to take shape in a two-week stretch leading up to the CHL's opening night on October 16th. Anxious to make the most of his allotted time, Hughes plans to find the most he can about his team immediately. The first four days of camp will feature two practices each day. The IceRays will then resume single practice days before preparing for their two exhibition games over the weekend.

The IceRays have invitied 16 forwards, nine defensemen, and three goaltenders to their training camp. The eight returning players are forwards Chris Richards, Justin Quenneville, Adam Powell, Ryan Bennett, Jereme Tendler, Patrick Steinmayr, defenseman Chris Mei, and goaltender Kris Tebbs. For a complete list of players, please visit our website.

Corpus Christi IceRays hockey returns this month for a brand new season. Don't miss a second of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of IceRays hockey as they cool off the Coastal Bend. Season tickets and corporate sponsorship packages are available. The IceRays season begins on the road on Friday, October 16th and the first home game will be Saturday, October 17th at 7:05pm at the American Bank Center vs. the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. For more information please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at goicerays.com.

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