HEAT SLIP PAST RAMPAGE 3-2
Forward Rocco Grimaldi Scores Team-Leading 29th Goal
SAN ANTONIO (March 31, 2017) – Hunter Shinkaruk’s third-period goal snapped a 2-2 tie to lift the Stockton Heat (30-25-4-2) to a 3-2 win over the San Antonio Rampage (25-36-5-2) on Friday night at the AT&T Center.
Stockton opened the scoring with a pair of first-period goals. Mikkel Aagaard gave the Heat an early 1-0 lead at 2:19, knocking Morgan Klimchuk's rebound past Rampage goalie Spencer Martin. Andrew Mangiapane extended the Heat lead later in the period when he registered a power-play goal from Mike Angelidis and Mark Jankowski at 16:55.
San Antonio countered with a pair of second-period power-play goals to even the score at two. Eric Gelinas netted his first goal of the season beating Stockton goalie Jon Gillies with a one-time slap shot from the blue line at 2:36. Rocco Grimaldi later scored his team-leading 29th goal of the season at 8:14 to tie the game.
With the game up for grabs, Shinkaruk landed the game-winning goal at 11:26 of the third period to extend Stockton’s point streak on the road to five games.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Ranford-Smith-Petryk Geertsen – Clark Martin
Greer-Belzile-Grimaldi Siemens – Boikov Cannata
Bourque-Girard-O'Brien Young – Gelinas
San Antonio finishes its back-to-back with the Stockton Heat on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT at the AT&T Center. 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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