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Corpus Christi IceRays Return to Home Ice Jan. 11

The Corpus Christi IceRays beat the Lone Star Brahmas 3-2 on Dec. 22, breaking a new IceRays junior franchise record of eight wins in a row. The ’Rays return to home ice Friday, Jan. 11, after 10 days away. Courtesy photo.

The Corpus Christi IceRays hit the American Bank Center rink Friday, Jan. 11, against the Shreveport Mudbugs, where fans can get a firsthand look at the team’s new assistant and goal tending coach, Al Rooney. Previously the head coach and general manager for the Chippewa Steel, Rooney joined the IceRays at the first of the year.

“I am extremely excited to work with Al and bring his experience to our team,” IceRays head coach Ryan Cruthers said. “He is a proven winner that prides himself on work ethic and attention to detail, which have been staples in our organization this season. ”

The IceRays completed their longest stretch of road games for the season with a record of 6-4-0-0. The team played 10 games away. They haven’t been on home ice since Dec. 8.

Puck drop for both the Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 games against the Mudbugs is 7:05 p.m. Fans can listen live on Sportsradio Corpus Christi (1230 AM/95.1 FM/96.1 FM), HockeyTV, and Mixlr. Pre-game starts 15 minutes prior to game time. For more information, visit

Ranked second in the standings for the South Division, IceRays have a season record of 18-15-1-0 over the Mudbugs at 16-13-1-4. Both teams have a ways to go to best the top-ranked Amarillo Bulls, which stand at 25-3-2-2 as of Jan. 7.

After only two home games, the IceRays head to North Richland Hills to play the Lone Star Brahmas on Jan. 18-19. Then, it’s back home Jan. 25-27 for a three-game meetup with the Amarillo Bulls. After that, the IceRays travel to Alaska, where they play Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9. Following that, only eight more home games are set for the 2019 season, which ends Saturday, April 6, with the IceRays taking on the Topeka Pilots in Corpus Christi.

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Tickets are reasonably priced and easy to come by. Take the entire family to a fun night of fast action and promotions, including Hockey ’n Heels Night on Jan. 26, Faith & Family Day on Jan. 27, Scout Night on Feb. 16, and CASA Night on April 5.

Single-game tickets, group tickets, and suites for the remainder of the 2018-19 IceRays season are on sale now. Visit or call 361-814-PUCK (7825) for tickets or more information. Stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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