CEDAR PARK, Texas (Nov. 15, 2017) – Matt Mangene's third-period goal lifted the Texas Stars (8-7-0-1) to a 4-3 victory over the San Antonio Rampage (9-5-1-0) on Wednesday at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.
San Antonio opened the scoring just 28 seconds into the contest when Felix Girard slipped a backhander past Stars netminder Landon Bow for his fifth goal of the season. The Stars notched the game at one at the 13:32 mark as Texas capitalized on the power play when Curtis McKenzie connected on a backdoor pass from Travis Morin.
The Rampage regained the lead at 5:43 of the second period when Andrew Agozzino found A.J. Greer in the slot for his first goal of the season. The Stars fired back at the 8:19 mark as McKenzie registered his second power-play goal of the evening. San Antonio took a 3-2 advantage at 11:40 after Alex Belzile sent a wrister past a screened Bow. With 21 seconds remaining in the middle frame, Roope Hintz beat Rampage goaltender Spencer Martin on a breakaway attempt to tie the game at three heading into the second intermission.
Mangene ultimately registered the game winner with a backhanded shot 13:25 into the third period as the Stars held off the Rampage in the final seven minutes of regulation.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Greer-Agozzino-Thompson Butler-Schmaltz Husso
Blais-Toninato-Grimaldi Geertsen-Warsofsky Martin
The Rampage return to the Alamo City on Saturday, Nov. 18 for a 7 p.m. contest against the Texas Stars at the AT&T Center. Individual and season tickets for the 2017-18 campaign are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2017-18 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.