Rampage Sled Hockey Team to Host Tournament

By: San Antonio Rampage Media Relations

SAN ANTONIO (February 7, 2013) – The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team, the two-time defending champions of the Midwest Sled Hockey League, will host their fourth annual sled hockey tournament this weekend at Northwoods Ice and Golf Center.

The Rampage sled hockey team is a member of the Midwest Sled Hockey League and will host the three other teams in their league, the Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team, DASA St. Louis Blue and the RIC Chicago Blackhawks. In addition, the Rampage will welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning Sled Hockey Team for this year’s tournament.

The tournament kicks off at 3:15 p.m. on Friday with a matchup between the DASA St. Louis Blues and the RIC Chicago Blackhawks. The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team will take the ice for the first time on Friday at 4:45 p.m. against the Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team. Admission to all games is free to the public. Below is a full schedule for the tournament.

Prior to Saturday’s game at 5:45 p.m., the Rampage Sled Hockey Team will host a Military Appreciation Ceremony. The Rampage (AHL) will host their 10th annual Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by Champion A.C., on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. at AT&T Center.

The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team features three U.S. National Sled Hockey Team members with Rico Roman, Josh Sweeney and Jen Yung Lee. The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team won the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Hamar, Norway, and the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta.

The Rampage are currently in second place in the Midwest Sled Hockey League with a 6-1-0-1 record and are only one point behind the DASA St. Louis Blues. Sweeney (10 goals, six assists) and Roman (eight goals, eight assists) lead the team with 16 points each in eight games.

The San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team was the first team to form that consists of all wounded military service members. The team is run by Operation Comfort, a nonprofit organization that works with wounded Service Members coming from Iraq and Afghanistan who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas.

The Rampage Sled Hockey Team was formed in January 2007 and was adopted by the San Antonio Rampage shortly thereafter. The Rampage (AHL) continues to host various fundraising events, including their annual Military Appreciation Night on March 2, to raise money to support the Rampage Sled Hockey Team. The sled hockey team started with seven players and has quickly gained popularity in which the team now consists of more than 20 players.  The team began playing in tournaments in 2008 and has since traveled throughout the United States.

 

 

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE SLED HOCKEY TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
February 8-10, 2013 | San Antonio, TX
Northwoods Ice and Golf Center | 17530 Henderson Pass

DATE TIME LOCATION TEAMS
Friday, Feb. 8 3:15 p.m. Northwoods DASA St. Louis Blues vs. RIC Chicago Blackhawks
Friday, Feb. 8 4:45 p.m. Northwoods San Antonio Rampage vs. Colorado Avalanche
       
Saturday, Feb. 9 7:15 a.m. Northwoods Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 
Saturday, Feb. 9 8:45 a.m. Northwoods RIC Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Antonio Rampage
Saturday, Feb. 9 2:00 p.m. Northwoods Colorado Avalanche vs. DASA St. Louis Blues
Saturday, Feb. 9 3:30 p.m. Northwoods Tampa Bay Lightning vs. RIC Chicago Blackhawks
Saturday, Feb. 9 5:45 p.m. Northwoods San Antonio Rampage vs. DASA St. Louis Blues
       
Sunday, Feb. 10 8:30 p.m. Northwoods DASA St. Louis Blues vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Sunday, Feb. 10 10:00 a.m. Northwoods RIC Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche
Sunday, Feb. 10 11:30 a.m. Northwoods Tampa Bay Lightning vs. San Antonio Rampage

 



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