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Purcell leads Corpus Christi over Lone Star, 8-0

AmericanBank Center    Fri, Sep 27, 2013

Behind a great game by Eric Purcell, who had two goals and two assists, the Corpus Christi IceRays defeated the Lone Star Brahmas, 8-0.

Purcell found the back of the net 2:48 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Corpus Christi and again while on the power play 12:42 into the second to make the score 5-0 Corpus Christi.

Lone Star was doomed by its poor performance on special teams, as Corpus Christi was able to score five times while on the power play.

The IceRays put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Brahmas to score on any of their five power plays. Corpus Christi featured an improved defense during the game. The IceRays gives up 2.6 goals on average per game. Corpus Christi bested its season scoring average. The IceRays have scored at the pace of 2.9 goals per game during the current campaign. The defensemen of Corpus Christi were also effective in Lone Star's zone, and came away with three goals. The IceRays put 35 shots on net during the contest, more than the 28.6 they average per game.

Corpus Christi additionally got points from Martin Hojbjerg, who also racked up one goal and two assists and Malo Ville, who also registered one goal and two assists. Corpus Christi also had goals scored by Grant Hutton, who had two and Lucas Bennett and Kyle Froese, who scored one goal each. In addition, Corpus Christi received assists from Caleb OBrien, who had two, Tony Roisum, who had three, and Wes Michaud and Maurin Bouvet, who each chipped in one.

The the Brahmas penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 12 minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Lone Star surpassed its season average of 30.0 penalty minutes per game. The 21 shots that the Brahmas put on net surpassed Lone Star's average of 15.6 shots per game this season.

The Brahmas were led by AJ Duggan, who took four shots.

Ben Myers recorded 21 saves for Corpus Christi. The IceRays incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors. Jacob Nehama took the loss and made 20 saves before being replaced by Sean Keating who made seven saves. For Lone Star, Nick Blas was ejected from the game.