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Corpus Christi IceRays

This article is about the current Corpus Christi IceRays NAHL franchise. For the original WPHL/CHL franchise of same name, see: Corpus Christi IceRays (1998–2010).
Corpus Christi IceRays
City Corpus Christi, Texas
League North American Hockey League
Division South Division
Founded 2001
Home arena American Bank Center
Colors

Red, Black, White


              
General manager Pat Dunn
Head coach John Becanic (2013-14)
Franchise history
2001–2003 Pittsburgh Forge
2003–2005 Toledo IceDiggers
2005–2010 Alpena IceDiggers
2010–present Corpus Christi IceRays
Championships
Regular season titles 2003
Division Championships 2003
Conference Championships 2002, 2003

The Corpus Christi IceRays are a Junior A ice hockey team playing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The IceRays are based in Corpus Christi, Texas and play in the North American Hockey League's South Division. The "IceRays" moniker derives from the many different species of stingrays who inhabit the nearby Gulf of Mexico. The team's current head coach is John Becanic.

Team history

The franchise previously played in the NAHL as the Alpena IceDiggers, playing in the Northern Lights Arena located in Alpena, Michigan. From 2001–2003 the franchise played as the Pittsburgh Forge and from 2003–2005, the team played as the Toledo IceDiggers.

The first IceRays team was established in 1998 and played in the minor-professional Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) from 1998–2001 and the Central Hockey League from 2001–2010. Following the 2009-10 season, the CHL's IceRays ownership purchased the IceDiggers franchise and transferred the IceRays' name, logo, colors, management, and coaching staff to the NAHL franchise before folding their CHL franchise.[1]

Season Records

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Pittsburgh Forge
2001-02 56 37 13 4 78 199 147 1,135 2nd, East lost in Finals
2002-03 56 43 9 4 90 208 111 1,227 1st, East Champions
Toledo IceDiggers
2003-04 56 13 38 5 31 146 243 1,375 6th, North did not qualify
2004-05 56 18 35 3 39 149 234 1,424 6th, North did not qualify
Alpena IceDiggers
2005-06 58 13 38 7 33 147 260 1,339 5th, North did not qualify
2006-07 62 37 20 5 79 232 194 1,447 2nd, North lost in 1st Round
2007-08 58 30 23 5 65 184 177 969 3rd, North lost in 1st Round
2008-09 58 27 25 6 60 157 184 1,125 4th, North lost in 1st Round
2009-10 58 22 34 2 46 169 201 1,555 5th, North did not qualify
Corpus Christi IceRays
2010-11 58 19 34 5 43 158 238 2,079 5th, South did not qualify
2011-12 60 26 29 5 57 169 199 1,170 5th, South did not qualify
2012-13 60 28 26 6 62 194 200 1441 4th, South lost in Div. Semi-Finals
2013-14 60 19 31 10 38 124 178 1386 6th, South did not qualify
2014-15 60 31 24 5 67 186 196 1348 3rd of 8, South Lost South Play In, 0-2 (Wild)

Playoffs

  • 2002
no details available - Pittsburgh Forge - LEAGUE FINALIST
  • 2003
no details available - Pittsburgh Forge - LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
  • 2007
First Round - Team USA defeated Alpena IceDiggers - 3-games-to-0
  • 2008
First Round - Mahoning Valley Phantoms defeated Alpena IceDiggers - 3-games-to-0
  • 2009
First Round - Team USA defeated Alpena IceDiggers - 3-games-to-1
  • 2013
Div. Semi-Finals - Amarillo Bulls defeated Corpus Christi IceRays - 3-games-to-1

References

  1. "IceRays set to move to the NAHL". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. May 21, 2010. 

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