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MUDBUGS BEAT ICERAYS IN OVERTIME SATURDAY

Corpus Christi IceRays Photo courtesy of Corpus Christi IceRays

By Rob Sanderson – IceRays Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Corpus Christi IceRays tied Saturday’s game three times but Dawson Sciarrino scored 2:52 into overtime as the Shreveport Mudbugs picked up a 4-3 win inside George’s Pond at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

Evan Carroll, Corey Clifton and Ben Biester scored for the IceRays (13-17-3-3, 32 pts.), who recorded their first point against Shreveport (23-11-0-0, 46 pts.) in nine games this season.

Shreveport’s Warren Natyshak opened the scoring at 14:48 of the first period, but Corpus Christi’s Carroll scored on a slap shot 2:10 later to send the game into a tie at the first intermission.

Sam Miller regained the lead for the Mudbugs 37 seconds into the second period, firing a shot from the left point, but once again the IceRays had the answer, as Clifton notched his first goal as an IceRay at 9:18.

The back-and-forth trend continued in the third period. Mudbugs center Matt Weber scored at 8:43, but Biester responded less than a minute later at 9:32.

Sciarrino’s game-winning goal came on a breakaway as he scored a forehand goal past netminder Jeremy Forman’s glove.

The Mudbugs outshot the IceRays by a 25-23 margin. The two teams combined to go 11-for-11 on the penalty kill.

The game was the IceRays’ fifth of an eight-in-a-row stretch against the Mudbugs. The two teams wrap up their season series with a 3-in-3 weekend Jan. 10-12 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. The IceRays’ next home game, Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:05 p.m., is Pro Wrestling Night presented by Bud Light, featuring appearances by wrestling superstars Luke Harper and Sammy Guevara.

Tickets for all 2019-20 IceRays games are on sale at the American Bank Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. IceRays games, home and away, can be heard live on Sports Radio Corpus Christi 1230 AM-95.1 FM-96.1 FM (KSIX-AM/FM) and mixlr.com/icerays, and can be viewed on HockeyTV (HD iPPV). For more information on the IceRays, or to purchase tickets, visit goicerays.com or call 361-814-PUCK (7825). Stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays) and Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays).

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