Tanner Fahlstedt had a goal and an assist and Brennan Parker had three assists to help the Wichita Falls Wildcats defeat Corpus Christi 4-2 Friday night in front of 6,169 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum.
Fahlstedt set up Matt Purmal while falling to his knees for the first Wildcats goal at 11:06 of the first period.
Renato Engler made it 2-0 with 2:13 left in the frame, on assists from Sergei Soloviev and Parker.
Chris Taff cut the deficit in half for the Ice Rays at 12:24 of the second period, but Fahlstedt and Zach Pochiro scored 2:17 apart late in the period to push the lead to 4-1 through two periods.
Michael Dery scored with 1:13 remaining for the final margin.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night at 7:05 at the KYC, then they will face off for two more games next weekend in Corpus Christi.