SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 17, 2017) – Chris Butler’s shorthanded goal in the third period served as the game winner as the San Antonio Rampage (16-10-2-0) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (15-11-1-1) 4-1 on Sunday at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio capitalized on a power play to open the scoring 8:19 into the first period when Andrew Agozzino found open space on a breakaway and fired a shot past netminder Jeff Glass. The remainder of the period went scoreless as the Silver Black took a 1-0 advantage into the first intermission.
Andreas Martinsen tied the game 8:55 into the second stanza after finding a loose puck in the Rampage zone and sending it through the legs of goaltender Spencer Martin.
San Antonio regained the lead at the 7:28 mark of the final frame when Butler got open for a 2-on-1 breakaway and fired a shot into the back of the net for a shorthanded goal. Rocco Grimaldi extended the lead at 15:12 when he forced a Rockford turnover behind the net and shot it through the legs of Glass. Grimaldi scored his second of the game at 17:16 on an empty-net goal, securing a 4-1 victory for the Silver and Black.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Greer-Toninato-Thompson Butler-Siemens Martin
Agozzino-Belzile-Grimaldi Bigras-Mironov Husso
The Silver and Black begin a three-game road trip when they take on the Manitoba Moose on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bell MTS Iceplex. 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.