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Jereme Tendler Re-Signs With IceRays

July 27, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

The Corpus Christi IceRays have re-signed forward Jereme Tendler for the 2009-2010 season, IceRays General Manager/Senior VP, Pat Dunn announced today. Tendler was a trading deadline acquisition last year and became the IceRays biggest point producer down the stretch run of the season. Tendler's signing makes him the ninth player on the IceRays roster and seventh returning man from last year's squad. The IceRays are currently in preparation for the 2009-2010 season. Season tickets and corporate sponsorship packages are available. For more information please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK.

Tendler, 25, began last season in the IHL, before eventually joining the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL. He stayed under the radar there with limited playing time before being acquired by the IceRays on February 9th in exchange for defenseman Matt Smyth. He exploded after getting a chance for playing time with Corpus Christi lighting the lamp consistently down the stretch. Overall he finished his CHL rookie season with 20 points (13g, 7a) in 52 games, but had nine goals and four assists for 13 points in just 17 games with Corpus Christi. Tendler got all of his points with the IceRays after Brent Hughes took over as Head Coach, tying him with Justin Quenneville for the most points under Hughes last season.

Tendler also had a knack for timely scoring. He posted hat tricks two weeks apart, in a pair of wins over Rio Grande Valley becoming the first IceRays player to tally multiple hat tricks in the same season since 2004-2005. He also added three game-winning goals, including back to back winners in OT and a shootout in the final three weeks of the season. Tendler also scored in the fifth round of the shootout in the season finale, extending the shootout to an eventual seventh round win that clinched the IceRays playoff berth.

Tendler's hot hand continued into the post-season where he scored three of the seven IceRays post-season goals, and led the club in playoff scoring. Prior to turning pro, Tendler spent four seasons at American International College.

Hughes said that the IceRays got a hidden talent when they acquired Tendler and that he was excited to see what the youngster could do with a full season of opportunities.

"I am looking for Jereme to come in and to start this year where he left off last year and to see what he can do for a full year. Jereme has a ton of potential to be a great player in this league" said Coach Hughes.

Corpus Christi IceRays hockey returns for a brand new season in October. 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. For more information please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.ccrayz.com.

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