SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 14, 2017) – Chris Butler’s second-period goal lifted the San Antonio Rampage (14-10-2-0) 4-2 over the Cleveland Monsters (8-10-2-2) on Thursday at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio got out to an early lead 56 seconds into the game when A.J. Greer forced a turnover in the Monsters’ zone and fired a shot between the legs of netminder Ivan Kulbakov. Dominic Toninato recorded a shorthanded goal at 7:51 after he received a pass from Adam Musil and sent the puck into the cage. Cleveland cut into the lead at 12:01 when Miles Koules fired a shot from the right circle past Rampage goaltender Ville Husso.
Nick Moutrey evened the game at two 5:51 into the second stanza after forcing a turnover that lead to an unassisted shorthanded goal. Butler regained the lead for the Rampage at the 9:10 minute mark, when he finished a backdoor pass from Tage Thompson. The remainder of the period went scoreless as the Rampage took a 3-2 advantage into the second intermission.
Samuel Blais sealed a victory for the Rampage with a power-play goal 17:51 into the final period after he collected a rebound and sent the puck past Kulbakov. San Antonio held Cleveland scoreless the final 34 minutes of play, limiting the Monsters to nine shots on goal in the final two periods.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Greer-Agozzino-Thompson Butler-Siemens Husso
Belzile-Belzile-Grimaldi Bigras-Mironov Martin
The Silver and Black return to the ice to take on the Rockford IceHogs on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center for their annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Night. Rampage IncrediBull Holiday Deals, presented by SeaWorld, are available for purchase at SARampage.com/holiday or by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554. Packages include any regular season home game and are available on the Plaza and Charter Levels in four, six or 10-pack deals with pricing starting at just $59. In addition, each 10 pack will include tickets to SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration as well as holiday-themed Rampage items. Each pack is completely customizable, allowing fans to use the full set of tickets at one game or to disperse them throughout multiple games. The 2017-18 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.