Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:26 PM
Updated: Feb 1, 2013 10:34 PM
TOPEKA, KANSAS - The Corpus Christi IceRays couldn't pick a better time to record the first win over the Topeka RoadRunners but did so on Friday night with a 3-2 victory inside the Kansas ExpoCentre.
The scoring started on a Topeka power-play off the stick of Patrick Pollock from the left wing circle. Pollock took a pass and wired a shot over the shoulder of Hayden Stewart for a 1-0 lead.
Beau Walker responded with a goal as he put a move on and back-handed the puck through the legs of RoadRunners goaltender Mackenzie Sawyer to tie the game 1-1 at 13:54 of period one.
In the third frame, Ryan McNeely forced an interception and walked in firing a wrister past the right leg pad of Sawyer to put Corpus Christi ahead 2-1 at 3:47 of the final period.
Drew Kariofiles answered back at 6:13 to tie the game up once again with assists from Jake Kamrass and Tyler Groat that eventually forced overtime.
In a shootout Charles Baldwin started the scoring with a nice move to put the Rays' up 1-0. To finish it off, Beau Walker back-handed the puck through the legs once again of Sawyer to propel the IceRays to a 3-2 shootout victory.
Hayden Stewart stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced.
The IceRays are on the road tomorrow against Topeka as well. Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on 91.1FM KSGR, ksgr.org, ustreanm.com, and fasthockey.com.
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