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December 11, 2015

 

Rampage Rewind: Week 9—Dec. 4 – Dec. 10, 2015

San Antonio had suffered its worst week of the season with a four-game losing streak that has dropped the team’s win percentage to a disappointing .583, well behind the division-leading Ontario Reign at .737.

The Week in Review

Games

Both games against the Rockford IceHogs were slaughters with Rockford dominating in every area, most importantly on the scoreboard. Joey Hishon, Andrew Agozzino, Mikko Rantanen, and Colin Smith got the goals for San Antonio.

Despite a valiant comeback effort against the Charlotte Checkers, San Antonio left the arena on the losing end of a 3-2 game. Rantanen earned every bit of his second star that night as he scored both of the Rampage goals, one shorthanded. The Checkers stole the win with eight seconds left in regulation.

The Rampage let the lead slip twice in a 3-2 loss to the Stockton Heat. Hishon set up Agozzino for the first goal of the night, but that lead lasted less than a minute as the Heat tied it up on a backhander from Bill Arnold. Dennis Everberg put San Antonio back on top midway through the first, but just four minutes into the second, Emile Poirier tied things up. He added another to secure his team’s win in the third period.

Highlights

Rampage vs. Rockford IceHogs, Dec. 4 (L, 4-2)
Rampage vs. Rockford Ice Hogs, Dec. 6 (L, 5-2)
Rampage vs. Charlotte Checkers, Dec. 9 (L, 3-2)
Rampage vs. Stockton Heat, Dec. 10 (L, 3-2)

Plays of the Week

“No look pass? Stinging wrister? EZPZ.”

“And for my next trick…”

 

Roster Transactions

Defenseman Cody Corbett was assigned to the Rampage from Komets. Cody played 47 games with the Lake Erie Monsters last season, recording three goals and three assists. In 17 games with Fort Wayne this year, he has netted five goals and 11 points.

The Week Ahead

Games

The Rampage have another busy week ahead, starting with a home game against the Texas Stars on Sunday, December 13th (4:00 pm CST). San Antonio leads the series with the Stars 3-1-1-0; this will be the sixth of 14 games between the two clubs this season. The Rampage are hosting a Star Wars night, so be sure to grab your light saber if you plan on attending!

December 16th and 17th feature a back-to-back set in Manitoba. This will be the first meeting between the Rampage and the Moose, a team that is struggling mightily this season. The team has won only five of their 21 games and have scored a league-low 35 goals this season—less than half of San Antonio’s production (75).

Storylines

Playing with Power

The Rampage is sixth in the league with a 21.1% power play conversion rate. The team has scored 19 power play goals.

Running with Rantanen

Mikko Rantanen now leads the Rampage and sits at 10th in the league with 21 points (8g, 13a) in 17 games. He’s scored both on the power play and short-handed, boasting a 22.2% shooting percentage.

Hish the Dish

Hishon scored his 50th professional assist on December 10th.

Standings

Rampage Standings Week 9

Player Stats

Rampage Player Stats Week 9

Rampage Report

 

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