CORPUS CHRISTI (IceRays Media Relations) – The Corpus Christi IceRays picked up two of three points on the weekend but fell to the New Mexico Mustangs on Friday night 3-2 in front of 5,026 fans inside the American Bank Center.
Zach Holstrom has had a huge impact on the IceRays since joining the team, however, had yet to record a goal until tonight's game. Holstrom took a pass from Zachary Lindsay right in front of the net, tapping it past Mustang goaltender Jake Stafford to give Corpus Christi a 1-0 lead with 3:33 left in the first period.
Holstrom and Lindsay hooked up again in the second period, this time it was Holstrom setting up Lindsay with the goal on a centering pass, Lindsay tipped it behind goaltender Jake Stafford to give Corpus Christi a 2-0 advantage at the 11:14 mark of the middle frame.
New Mexico got on the board with a crucial goal on a pass from the right point by Eric Sade finding Marcus Nordland waiting back-door for an easy tap-in goal with 2:53 left in the period.
The Mustangs completed the comeback 8:15 into the third period as Jayson Angus broke into the zone and beat Anthony Stolarz top-shelf tying the game at two apiece.
After nothing was decided through 60 minutes of play, and no scoring in overtime, a shootout ensued. New Mexico scored in the fifth round of the shootout to defeat the IceRays and pick up the extra point.
Anthony Stopped 35 of 37 in the loss.
The IceRays are in Odessa on Friday night, then return home to face the Jackalopes on Saturday night. Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM.
--Courtesy IceRays Media Relations