SAN JOSE, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2018) – The San Jose Barracuda (16-14-0-2) landed the difference maker midway through the third period as they defeated the San Antonio Rampage (20-15-2-0) 2-1 on Tuesday at the SAP Center. Rocco Grimaldi's second-period assist moved him past former Rampage captain Greg Rallo for the fifth-most points in franchise history (117).
After a scoreless first period, San Jose took the lead 2:51 into the middle frame after Tim Clifton deflected Rudolfs Balcers' shot past goaltender Ville Husso. San Antonio tied the game at the 18:10 mark when Grimaldi's wrister went off the pad of netminder Antoine Bibeau to the waiting stick of Alex Belzile who fired the puck into the open net.
The Barracuda ultimately landed the game winner at 8:28 of the final stanza when Manuel Wiederer recorded an unassisted goal for his fourth of the season. San Jose held off San Antonio's extra attacker for the final 1:45 of regulation as the Barracuda defeated the Rampage 2-1.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Greer-Belzile-Grimaldi Butler-Schmaltz Husso
Blais-Agozzino-Ranford Warsofsky-Mironov Martin
The Silver and Black return to the Alamo City on Friday, Jan. 12 to take on the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center. Season tickets for the 2017-18 campaign are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2017-18 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.