Killer Bees Beat IceRays 4-2
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees scored the first three goals and never looked back on Friday Night beating the Corpus Christi IceRays 4-2 at the Dodge Arena. Grant Goeckner-Zoeller led the offense for the Bees with two goals and Wylie Rogers made 38 saves in the victory. The IceRays loss was their second straight when outshooting their opponent by ten and dropped their record to 13-16-4 and they fell three points behind the Killer Bees for third place in the Southeast Division and fifth place in the Southern Conference. The IceRays will travel to face the Laredo Bucks on Saturday to complete the week. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361-814-PUCK or visit them online at www.ccrayz.com.
The Killer Bees opened up the scoring with two quick strikes late in the first period. The Killer Bees made it 1-0 when Grant Goeckner-Zoeller scored on a wrap around at 15:35. Then at 18:40 Jesse Bennefield sprung loose on a breakaway and scored to give the Bees a 2-0 lead after the first period. Rio Grande Valley outshot Corpus Christi 14-10 in the opening period.
The Killer Bees increased their lead to 3-0 when on a power play Goeckner-Zoeller scored at 4:42. The IceRays got on the board with a power play goal of their own when Curtis Huppe was set up in the slot and beat Wylie Rogers at 9:31 to make it 3-1 Bees. The IceRays outshot the Bees 12-8 in the period but trailed by a pair heading into the final frame.
The Bees made it 4-1 when Nic Dumoulin scored from the top of the left circle at 3:24. The IceRays got within two when Chris Richards scored shorthanded at 10:44, but could not get any closer.
Dustin Traylen (4-8-1) took the loss making 26 saves on 30 shots. Wylie Rogers (10-8-1) earned the win making 38 saves on 40 shots. The IceRays power play went 1-10 while the Killer Bees went 1-7 on the man advantage. The IceRays outshot the Killer Bees 40-30. It was the second straight night the IceRays outshot their opposition by ten, but lost the game.
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