Quenneville, Tebbs Lead Icerays Past Rage 2-1
Justin Quenneville had two second period goals and Kris Tebbs turned aside 34 of 35 shots as the Corpus Christi IceRays beat the Rocky Mountain Rage Friday night from the Broomfield Event Center in Colorado. The IceRays won their season-high third straight game and improved their record to 16-18-4 on the season. With the win, the Rays narrowed the gap to just one point between themselves and the Arizona Sundogs, who currently rank fifth in the Southern Conference. The Rays retain two games in hand over Arizona. Corpus Christi will now continue their four-game road trip on Saturday as they travel to New Mexico to close out the week with a trip to take on the Scorpions. For more information on the IceRays, please call 361-814-PUCK or visit them online at www.ccrayz.com.
The Rage scored the only goal of the opening period when David Morelli capitalized on an IceRays giveaway in the defensive zone. Morelli intercepted an off-target pass and then ripped a slap shot past Kris Tebbs from the top of the left circle. The Rage outshot the IceRays 13-7 in the period and took a 1-0 lead into the second.
In the second period the Rays turned the game around thanks to a pair of goals from Justin Quenneville. He got his first at 7:09 on a wrist shot from the slot that trickled past Scott Reid and into the net to tied the score 1-1. Then, just under six minutes later, at 13:08 Quenneville redirected a shot from the right point that deflected past Reid to give the IceRays their first lead of the game at 2-1. Corpus Christi outshot Rocky Mountain 10-7 in the period and took a one goal lead into the final frame.
Tebbs and the IceRays held off a spirited Rage attack in the third period, stopping15 Rocky Mountain shots and securing the 2-1 victory for their third straight win over Rocky Mountain.
Kris Tebbs (11-10-3) earned the win making 34 saves on 35 shots. Scott Reid (11-9-2) took the loss making 22 saves on 24 shots. The IceRays power play went 0-3 while the Rage went 0-1 on the man advantage. The IceRays were outshot by the Rage 35-24.
The IceRays will continue their four-game road trip through four states on Saturday in New Mexico. The Rays will also travel to Odessa on Tuesday before returning home to host the Texas Brahmas on Thursday, Jan. 29th. For more information, please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or online at www.ccrayz.com.
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