HEAT SWEEP RAMPAGE IN WEEKEND SERIES AFTER 5-3 DECISION
Forwards Ben Storm and Brady Shaw Record Professional Debuts
SAN ANTONIO (April 1, 2017) – Morgan Klimchuk tallied a pair of goals to help the Stockton Heat (31-25-4-2) to a 5-3 victory on Saturday and a weekend sweep over the San Antonio Rampage (25-37-5-2) at the AT&T Center.
Stockton opened the scoring on their first shot of the game when Mikkel Aagaard beat Rampage goalie Joe Cannata with a wrister over the shoulder at 6:21 for a 1-0 lead. Colin Smith evened the game for the Rampage with a power-play goal at 7:34, but the Heat closed the first period with back-to-back goals from Klimchuk at 16:29 and Andrew Mangiapane at 19:59 on the power play to take a 3-1 lead to the first intermission.
San Antonio responded with two quick goals in the second to tie the game at three. Smith netted his second of the game redirecting a shot from the corner through Heat goalie Jon Gillies at 5:52 to make it 3-2. Gus Young then pounced on a loose puck at the top of the circle and slapped it past Gillies at 8:39 to even the game. But the Heat countered with two goals in 25 seconds from Klimchuk and Ryan Lomberg at 11:31 and 11:56, respectively, restoring their two goal lead after 40 minutes.
The third period went scoreless as the Rampage failed to tie the game before the end of regulation.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Bourque-Smith-Grimaldi Siemens – Clark Cannata
Ranford-O'Brien-Nunn Young – Boikov Martin
Nantel-Girard-Petryk Geertsen – Gelinas
San Antonio begins a two-game road trip at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday when they visit the Charlotte Checkers at the Bojangles’ Coliseum. 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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