FINAL
Fri. Oct 10
2 IOW
3 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Oct 11
2 OKC
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Oct 17
3 UTI
0 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Oct 18
5 SAN
4 OKC
Fri. Oct 24
6:00 PM
SAN
UTI
Sat. Oct 25
6:00 PM
SAN
HAM
Sun. Oct 26
2:00 PM
SAN
HAM
Wed. Oct 29
6:00 PM
SAN
ADK
Fri. Oct 31
7:30 PM
RFD
SAN
Sat. Nov 01
7:00 PM
RFD
SAN
Fri. Nov 07
7:30 PM
TOR
SAN
Sun. Nov 09
4:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Tue. Nov 11
10:35 AM
SAN
OKC
Fri. Nov 14
7:30 PM
CHA
SAN
Sat. Nov 15
7:00 PM
CHA
SAN
Tue. Nov 18
10:30 AM
OKC
SAN
Fri. Nov 21
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Sun. Nov 23
4:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Nov 29
7:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Sun. Nov 30
4:00 PM
IOW
SAN
Fri. Dec 05
7:30 PM
UTI
SAN
Sun. Dec 07
4:00 PM
CHI
SAN
Tue. Dec 09
7:00 PM
CHI
SAN
Thu. Dec 11
7:00 PM
SAN
IOW
Fri. Dec 12
7:00 PM
SAN
IOW
Fri. Dec 19
7:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Sun. Dec 21
1:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Fri. Dec 26
7:30 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Dec 27
7:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Sun. Dec 28
5:00 PM
SAN
TEX
Thu. Jan 01
3:00 PM
SAN
UTI
Fri. Jan 02
7:00 PM
SAN
TOR
Sat. Jan 03
3:00 PM
SAN
TOR
Tue. Jan 06
7:00 PM
SAN
ADK
Wed. Jan 07
7:05 PM
SAN
ROC
Sat. Jan 10
7:00 PM
IOW
SAN
Sun. Jan 11
4:00 PM
TOR
SAN
Sat. Jan 17
7:00 PM
ROC
SAN
Tue. Jan 20
7:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Thu. Jan 22
7:00 PM
SAN
LEM
Sat. Jan 24
7:00 PM
SAN
LEM
Thu. Jan 29
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Fri. Jan 30
7:30 PM
CHA
SAN
Tue. Feb 03
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Thu. Feb 05
7:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Feb 07
7:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Tue. Feb 10
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Fri. Feb 13
7:00 PM
SAN
GRA
Sat. Feb 14
7:00 PM
SAN
GRA
Sun. Feb 15
4:00 PM
SAN
RFD
Wed. Feb 18
10:30 AM
SAN
RFD
Sat. Feb 21
7:00 PM
SAN
CHI
Sun. Feb 22
3:00 PM
SAN
CHI
Fri. Feb 27
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Sat. Feb 28
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Wed. Mar 04
7:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Thu. Mar 05
7:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Wed. Mar 11
7:00 PM
MIL
SAN
Fri. Mar 13
7:30 PM
LEM
SAN
Sat. Mar 14
7:00 PM
LEM
SAN
Tue. Mar 17
7:00 PM
CHA
SAN
Fri. Mar 20
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Sat. Mar 21
7:00 PM
HAM
SAN
Sun. Mar 22
4:00 PM
HAM
SAN
Wed. Mar 25
7:00 PM
SAN
MIL
Fri. Mar 27
7:00 PM
SAN
IOW
Sat. Mar 28
12:30 PM
SAN
IOW
Sat. Apr 04
7:00 PM
ADK
SAN
Tue. Apr 07
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Fri. Apr 10
7:30 PM
GRA
SAN
Tue. Apr 14
7:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Fri. Apr 17
7:30 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Apr 18
7:00 PM
SAN
TEX

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Everyone knows that old saying in sports that “…if you can’t beat them, join them!” Well, the Rampage have revised that saying a bit with their latest acquisition proclaiming that “…if you can’t beat them, sign them!” The Panthers made one of their bigger acquisitions likely destined for San Antonio this off-season last Friday by acquiring forward Casey Wellman from the New York Rangers in exchange for a fifth round draft pick in 2014. This is the second time that Wellman has been traded in the last six months, and while he has posted solid numbers in his AHL career with 37 goals and 82 points in 99 games over two seasons (mostly in Houston) and appeared in 41 NHL games as well, he doesn’t necessarily come with that “can’t miss prospect” tag as some of the other up-and-comers in the Florida system. So why then is this such a big trade? Wellman has feasted on the Rampage every time he has lined up against the Silver and Black. With nine goals and 12 points in 10 career games against San Antonio, Wellman has nearly 25% of entire AHL goal total and almost 15% of his combined AHL points against the Rampage alone. He struck for four goals on five shots in 5-3 Aeros win on Dec. 10, 2010 at Toyota Center, and last year waged an epic back-and-forth battle with Jon Matsumoto scoring two goals and adding an assist in an eventual 4-3 Rampage shootout win on Jan. 22 also at Toyota Center. One attribute Wellman arrives with is an athletic genealogy. His father Brad was an infielder for the Royals, Giants, and Dodgers in the 1980’s and appeared in 441 major league games. Wellman grew up in Northern California but moved to Michigan at age 14 to play high school hockey before eventually landing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He left UMASS following his sophomore season in which he scored 23 goals and added 22 assists to sign a pro contract with the Minnesota Wild, and now will likely return to Texas to begin the upcoming season to hopefully fill the offensive void left by the departure of the Rampage’s top three scorers from a year ago. While he’s been hampered a bit by injuries and has yet to play a full season healthy, Panthers Assistant General Manager Mike Santos believes that Wellman can be a consistent 70-80 point scorer in the AHL. One thing that’s for certain is that he won’t be torturing the Rampage any time soon.

The Rampage made a couple of additional signings this week inking forwards Justin Vaive and rookie Josh Birkholz to AHL deals. Vaive landed his way on last season’s playoff roster after doing a nice job on the checking line for 10 games. Standing 6’6”, Vaive skates well for his size and showed that he wasn’t afraid to drop the mitts when necessary. If he can improve his offensive game at the AHL level, Vaive could be a nightly regular in the Rampage line-up. Birkholz was Florida’s third-round pick back in 2009 and, despite not signing an NHL entry-level contract, will remain in the Panthers system to begin his pro career. Birkholz led the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League last season with 29 goals and 57 points. He will challenge for a spot on the Rampage roster in training camp, but could start the season in ECHL Cincinnati.

Nice to the see the Syracuse Crunch ink a long-term lease with the city that will keep them playing in Onondaga County and upstate New York through the 2023-24 season. Minor league sports often seems to be synonymous with short-term instability so it’s nice to see that the Crunch, who are tied for the sixth longest current tenure in the AHL, be able to put any questions about their long term future to rest for a while. It’s been a good summer in Syracuse as the Crunch inked a new multi-year affiliation deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning whose previous affiliate in Norfolk ripped off 28 straight wins and captured the organization’s first Calder Cup in June.

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Week 1: June 15, 2012
Week 2: June 22, 2012
Week 3: June 29, 2012
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