Corpus Christi IceRays (1997–2010)

Corpus Christi IceRays
City: Corpus Christi, Texas
League: Central Hockey League
Conference: Southern Conference
Division: Southeast Division
Founded: 1997
Home Arena: American Bank Center
Colors: Red, Black, Gold
Franchise history
2008 to Present: Corpus Christi IceRays
2003 to 2008: Corpus Christi Rayz
1997 to 2003: Corpus Christi Ice Rays
Regular Season Titles: None

The Corpus Christi IceRays are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Corpus Christi, Texas affiliated with the Central Hockey League. The "IceRays" moniker derives from the many different species of stingrays who inhabit the nearby Gulf of Mexico.

Team History

The team was established in 1997 and plays home games at Corpus Christi's new American Bank Center (ABC). The team previously played at the Champion Toyota IceCenter at Memorial Coliseum (Corpus Christi), dubbed "The Igloo" by fans because temperatures in the Coliseum dictated a dress that included sweaters and jackets, even in Corpus Christi's mild winters. The team was coached by former NHL veteran Ken McRae from 2004 to 2008 and broadcasts feature the brilliant talents and vocal stylings of Josh Bogorad, formerly a small time radio celebrity in the Los Angeles area. The team's current head coach is former NHL player Brent Hughes.

The IceRays franchise folded at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season and were replaced by a junior A hockey team in the North American Hockey League.

Past Logos

On June 25, 2008, the team announced their return to the former Corpus Christi IceRays name, with an updated logo.


2008 - 64 games played - 22 wins - 34 losses - 52 goals scored

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