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IceRays Still Winless at Home with Loss to Topeka

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CORPUS CHRISTI (IceRays.com) – The Corpus Christi IceRays were even with Topeka in the second period, however, dropped the final game of the weekend series to the Roadrunners 3-1 in front of almost 4,000 fans inside the American Bank Center.

Topeka was forced to kill a penalty early in the game, but it was the team a man down who converted.  Dan Dupell broke free on a breakaway and was pulled down resulting in a penalty shot.  At the 5:41 mark of the first period, Dupell back-handed the puck past Dillion Kelley in net for the IceRays to give his squad a 1-0 lead.

Corpus tied it up in the second, and it was Eric Purcell who recorded his first tally of the year.  A rebound ended up on the blade of Purcell at the hash marks who rifled it top shelf knotting the game up at one a piece.

Late in the second, with under a minute to go, Topeka regained the lead when Sean Gaffney snapped a rebound past Kelley for a 2-1 advantage heading into the second intermission.

Corpus Christi got into penalty trouble late in regulation and it resulted in a power-play goal for the Roadrunners.  Kyle Sharkey picked up his 4th goal in two games giving Topeka a 3-1 lead.

Kelley stopped 19 of 22 shots in the loss.

The IceRays are home this Thursday and Friday night as they take on the Texas Tornado.  Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on Sportsjuice.com, the TuneIn Radio APP, and fasthockey.com. 

Stay current with the latest team news by visiting www.goicerays.com.  In addition stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/corpuschristiicerays), Twitter (@goicerays), and the team's Youtube channel ICERAYS TV (@goicerays).

-Courtesy IceRays.com