Corpus Christi IceRays General Manager Pat Dunn announced today that the IceRays have agreed to two player affiliation consent agreements with hockey players Seth Blair and Storm Wahlrab. Both are expected in uniform when the team plays in New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.
Under the agreement, the IceRays are permitted to have up to six lower level players dress for a total of six games each without having to add to or subtract from the roster. After a team has used one of their player affiliation consents for more than six games, they are required to make a roster change if they wish to keep the player.
Blair, 17, currently plays for the Omaha Junior Lancers (18U) in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). The 6’3, 210 lb. forward can also play defense. In 10 games this season, the Bismarck, North Dakota native has two goals and six assists for eight points. Last season with the Junior Lancers, Blair tallied three goals and five assists for eight points in 20 games played. In the 2010 playoffs, he scored a goal and had an assist for two points in five playoff contests. He led his 2008-09 Century High School (ND) high school hockey team in scoring as a freshman with 15 goals and 23 assists for 34 points before joining the Junior Lancers.
Wahlrab, 16, currently plays for the California Titans (16U) in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). The 6’1, 185 lb. defenseman has one goal in 10 games played this season. The Laguna Nigel, CA native will become the youngest member of the IceRays.
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