Late goal sends Brahmas over IceRays
Jason Deitsch's goal with 1:33 left in regulation was the difference as the Texas Brahmas came back to stun the Corpus Christi IceRays at the American Bank Center on Friday night. The IceRays scored the first two goals of the game, but allowed three unanswered to fall five points behind the Brahmas for third place in the Southern Conference. The IceRays fell to 19-20-6 on the year, and will now prepare for a four-game week next week. The IceRays will travel to Laredo and Rio Grande Valley before returning home on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 7:05pm for Pink in the Rink Night. Come be a part of the IceRays fundraising night supporting the fight against breast cancer. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com.
Chad Woollard opened the scoring with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle at 10:38 for his fourth goal in the last two games. The goal capped off an outburst by the IceRays to open the game, outshooting the Brahmas 12-1 at the time of the tally. Corpus Christi outshot Texas 15-5 in the frame and took the 1-0 lead into the second period.
The IceRays made it 2-0 when Chris Richards capped off a two-on-one rush on a nifty setup from Cahd Costello at 7:15 of the second period. Costello made a pass to Richards while spinning past a defenseman, and then Richards delayed to his backhand, sliding one past Brett Jaeger. The lead held late into the period, until the Brahmas got on the board with a shorthanded goal. At 16:25 Jordan Cameron flipped a backhand into the net from the left circle after Justin Quenneville appeared to be pushed into his own goaltender Kevin Beech, who never reacted to the shot because of the contact. The goal was upheld and Texas had cut the Rays lead to 2-1 after two periods. The Brahmas outshot the IceRays 10-5 in the period.
The Brahmas pulled off the comeback with a pair of goals in the third. At 4:41 Grant Jacobsen redirected a shot from the point past Kevin Beech to tie the game at 2-2. Then with time winding down in regulation, Deitsch snapped a wrist shot from the top of the right circle through the legs of Beech for the game winning goal.
Kevin Beech (8-5-2) took the loss, making 25 saves on 28 shots. Brett Jaeger (11-10-1) earned the win making 30 saves on 32 shots. The IceRays power play went 0-6 and the Brahmas went 0-3. The IceRays outshot the Brahmas 32-28 in the game.
The IceRays will travel to Laredo and Rio Grande Valley next week before returning home on Saturday, Feb. 13th at 7:05pm for Pink in the Rink Night. Come be a part of the IceRays fundraising night supporting the fight against breast cancer. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.goicerays.com.
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