Quantcast

Rampage drop 5-1 decision to IceHogs

Box Score

CLICK HERE to listen to audio highlights. 



Rampage right wing Matt Watkins scored the lone goal as San Antonio fell 5-1 to the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday night at Rockford MetroCentre. The Rampage remain in the playoff chase as they have acquired 79 points on the year with a 37-28-3-2 record.

Rockford was the first to jump on the scoreboard as center Jeff Taffe netted his 24th goal of the season 11:07 after the initial puck drop. Brandon Pirri fed Taffe a centering pass from the right wing boards as he then fired a shot to the high stick side of Rampage goaltender Matt Climie for a 1-0 lead.

Two minutes later, Rockford extended their lead to 2-0 when Ryan Stanton’s shot from the left point deflected off Climie’s blocker and into the back of the net.

The Rampage cut the deficit in half to 2-1 when Watkins scored on the power play at the 10:53 mark of the second period. IceHogs netminder Hannu Toivonen made a kick save sending Garrett Stafford’s shot to the right goal post where Watkins was positioned to pick up the rebound and shoot on a tight angle that went past Toivonen’s skate and into the back of the net. Dane Byers provided the additional helper.

Rockford pushed their lead to 3-1 when Mathis Olimb passed across the crease to right wing Ben Smith, who tapped the puck low glove side of Climie with 1:44 remaining in the middle stanza.

The IceHogs made it a 4-1 game when right wing Igor Makarov received the puck in the slot and shot a one-timer that hit the left goal post and bounced into the back of the net on the power play at the 2:50 mark of the third period.

IceHogs defenseman Stanton recorded his first multi-goal game of his professional career as he netted his second goal of the night 4:14 into the final frame as his shot from below the right faceoff circle went over Climie’s left shoulder to seal the 5-1 victory.

Climie finished the night with 22 saves on 27 IceHogs shot attempts while Toivonen stopped 39 of 40 Rampage shots on net.

The Rampage continue with their five-game road trip as they travel to Carver Arena to face the Peoria Rivermen in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday night with the puck dropping at 7:05 p.m.




Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Browse by Month »

May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
sacu2