Rampage Blast IceHogs 6-2
RAMPAGE BLAST ICEHOGS 6-2
San Antonio Wins Season-Best Third Straight Home Game
SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 25, 2017) – Rocco Grimaldi tallied two goals and an assist and the San Antonio Rampage (19-20-4-0) matched a season-high for goals as they defeated the Rockford IceHogs (14-21-4-3) 6-2 at the AT&T Center to sweep a two-game series. The win was number 499 in franchise history.
The Silver and Black collected a season-high five multiple-point scorers and all Three Stars of the Game. Grimaldi’s three points, including a game-winning goal, earned him the First Star of the Game, while Troy Bourke’s goal and assist earned the left wing the Second Star of the Game. Mat Clark also registered a goal and an assist, his second multiple-point night in the last three games, earning the Third Star of the Game. With an assist late in the opening frame, Garry Nunn recorded his 300th professional point, while Reid Petryk and Duncan Siemens skated in their 150th and 200th professional games respectively.
Bourke opened the scoring for the Rampage with a power-play goal at 12:11 of the first period. Rockford's Spencer Abbott netted the equalizer 65 seconds later at the 13:16 mark to tie the game before Anton Lindholm gave the home side the 2-1 lead heading into the intermission. Lindholm beat IceHogs goalie Jeff Glass with a slap shot from the right point at 17:20 of the third period.
After a scoreless middle period, Rockford tied the game again at two with a power-play goal from Brandon Mashinter at 3:38 of the third. But the Rampage regained the lead for good as Grimaldi deposited Felix Girard's rebound behind Glass at 5:52. Petryk added some insurance when he beat Glass with a shorthanded goal along the ice at 13:50 to stretch the Rampage lead to two goals. Grimaldi's second goal of the game at 18:04 and Mat Clark's first goal of the season at 18:50 of the third period capped the scoring for the Silver and Black.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Whitney – Bourke – Nunn Bigras – Clark Smith
Greer – Compher – Sislo Boikov – Lindholm Simpson
Bourque – Girard – Grimaldi Siemens – Young
Henley – Nantel – Petryk
San Antonio continues their 10-game home-stand at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they host the Ontario Reign. Friday's game will also be a Bud Light KISS 99.5 $1 Drink Night. 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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