There is a new bar set for the Corpus Christi IceRays after a nine-game winning streak has pushed them to the top of the NAHL.
But the IceRays came back down to Earth, hard.
They were swept by the first-place Amarillo Bulls last weekend. Now, the IceRays are back home for the first time in 2019 as they host the Shreveport Mudbugs in a big weekend series with second-place implications on the line.
Games will be played at 7:05 p.m. tonight and Saturday for the two teams.
“They are a good team,” IceRays head coach Ryan Cruthers said. “Obviously there is a lot on the line for second place and it is getting towards the end of the season now so every point is crucial.”
With four of the six teams from each NAHL division making the playoffs, the IceRays are in good shape to make the playoffs, but want to keep home-ice advantage.
And while their weekend in Amarillo did not go as planned, Cruthers says it’s time to move on.
“We have talked about putting teams behind us and we’ve been able to create some separation from other teams,” Cruthers said. “We’d like to do the same with Shreveport.”
The IceRays hit the road next weekend with games in North Richland Hills against the Lone Star Brahmas.