RAMPAGE DROP 5-2 DECISION TO ROADRUNNERS
Forward Rocco Grimaldi Records 28th Goal of the Season
SAN ANTONIO (March 28, 2017) – The Tucson Roadrunners (26-28-7-0) registered five unanswered goals to defeat the San Antonio Rampage (25-35-5-2) 5-2 on Tuesday night at the Tucson Convention Center Arena.
San Antonio and Tucson combined for five goals in the opening period, beginning with a Rampage goal from Gabriel Bourque just 37 seconds into regulation. One minute later, Rocco Grimaldi landed his 28th goal of the season thanks to a faceoff win from Colin Smith, giving the Rampage a 2-0 lead. Despite the early lead, the Roadrunners registered their first of the night when Ryan MacInnis finished a pass from Jamie McBain and Jarred Tinordi at the 6:07 mark. Tucson tied the game 39 seconds later thanks to a power-play goal from Jeremy Morin, who collected his 12 of the season at the 6:46 mark. San Antonio surrendered the lead nearly seven minutes later when Chris Mueller punished the Rampage with a shorthanded goal, giving the Roadrunners a 3-2 lead heading into the first intermission.
After a scoreless second period, Tucson added a fourth goal 13:53 in the third stanza when Conor Garland went top shelf on Rampage netminder Spencer Martin. The Roadrunners added insurance at the 17:58 mark when Laurent Dauphin secured the victory with a empty-net goal.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Ranford – Smith – Petryk Siemens – Clark Martin
Elson – Belzile – Grimaldi Geertsen – Gelinas Cannata
Bourque – Girard – O'Brien Boikov – Young
Bourke – Nantel – St. Amant
The Rampage return to the AT&T Center for a Friday night contest with the Stockton Heat at 7:30 p.m. CT. Friday's game will also be a Bud Light KISS 99.5 $1 Drink Night at the AT&T Center. Fans can purchase $1 domestic beers and sodas throughout the game. All Rampage games can be heard on Ticket 760 and SARampage.com. Individual and season tickets are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2016-17 season is presented by Wells Fargo.
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