RAMPAGE CAGE ROADRUNNERS IN 4-2 VICTORY
Defenseman Duncan Siemens Records Season-High Two Assists
SAN ANTONIO (March 21, 2017) – Jim O'Brien's two-point game helped the San Antonio Rampage (25-32-5-2) defeat the Tucson Roadrunners (24-27-6-0) 4-2 on Tuesday evening at the AT&T Center.
O'Brien recorded one goal and one assist en route to the First Star of the Game and his third multiple-point game of the season. Duncan Siemens registered two assists on the night, earning him his first multiple-point game of the season and the Second Star of the Game.
The Rampage opened the scoring early in the first frame when O'Brien made a nifty move in front of the net to set up Troy Bourke for a shorthanded goal at the 7:52 mark.
San Antonio extended its lead to two at 7:36 of the second period when Alex Belzile went top shelf on Tucson netminder Marek Langhamer. O'Brien landed his second point of the evening at 17:29 when he sent a blast from the top of the faceoff circle, giving San Antonio a three-goal lead heading into the second intermission.
The Roadrunners rallied midway through the third period with a power-play goal from Chris Mueller at 8:06, but it fell short nearly five minutes later when the Rampage tacked on a fourth goal. Forward Rocco Grimaldi connected for his ninth power-play goal of the season at 13:32 from Colin Smith and Turner Elson. Tucson registered a second goal with 25 seconds remaining from Michael Bunting, but it wasn’t enough as San Antonio secured its 25th victory of the season.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Bourke – O'Brien – Petryk Bigras – Clark Martin
Elson – Smith – Grimaldi Boikov – Siemens Cannata
Ranford – Girard – Nunn Geertsen – Gelinas
Greer – Belzile – St. Amant
San Antonio travels to the Golden State for a Friday matchup against the Ontario Reign at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 9 p.m. CT. 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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