Quantcast

Rampage Topple Lake Erie 4-1

 
 
CLEVELAND (Feb. 7, 2013) – The San Antonio Rampage (18-21-3-5) claimed two crucial points in the Western Conference tonight as they downed the Lake Erie Monsters (20-22-0-4) 4-1 at Quicken Loans Arena.
 
Ryan Whitney got it going for the Rampage with under five remaining in the first, netting his fourth of the year on the power play. Vince Trocheck and Quinton Howden each tallied in the second, and Joey Crabb’s empty netter with 59 seconds to go gave him a two-point night (1g-1a). Trocheck recorded his team-leading ninth multi-point game of the year with a goal and an assist on the night, as well.
 
Michael Houser stopped 19-of-20 to earn the Second Star, while Trocheck’s performance earned him the First Star of the night.
 
After a fast-paced and hard-fought first period, it was the Rampage who came out on top where it counted. Given a 5-on-3 opportunity, the Rampage cycled, opening a shooting gallery on Lake Erie net-minder Sami Aittokallio. Just as the first penalty expired, Vince Trocheck fed Whitney from down low, and the defenseman quickly fired it home to give the Rampage a 1-0 lead.
 
The Monsters were given a late power play chance, but failed to convert, leaving Whitney’s tally at the 15:01 mark to stand alone in the first frame.
 
Lake Erie began the second with the extra man, but could not convert, setting the tone for the period.
 
Just 3:18 into the middle frame, Crabb was sandwiched by two Monsters players and hit the ice, but was able to get a pass off to Trocheck before losing his footing. The rookie picked up the puck and broke in, beating Aittokallio and making it 2-0.
 
Matt Gilroy collected the second assist on Trocheck’s 14th of the year, giving him points in his last two games as well as four points (2g-2a) in his last four games.
 
Howden started to open the floodgates 1:44 later, finding himself alone in front of the Lake Erie net and batting one in for the 3-0 lead at the 5:02 mark of the second.
 
The goal gives Howden nine points (3g-6a) in his last 10 games.
 
Greg Rallo and Ryan Martindale earned the assists on Howden’s seventh of the year. Martindale now has six points (2g-4a) in his last eight games, and has points in his last four games.
 
The Monsters again could not capitalize on the late power play chance, and the Rampage took their commanding 3-0 lead into the third.
 
Just past the halfway point of the third, Houser’s burgeoning shutout was cut short as Stefan Elliott snapped a shot past the Rampage goalie with 9:12 remaining.
 
Though it was John McFarland with the initial attempt, he was tripped up by a Lake Erie skater, and it was Crabb who buried the empty netter with 59 seconds to go to ice it for the Rampage 4-1.
 
McFarland’s assist gives him seven points (4g-3a) in his last seven games.
 
The Rampage went 1-for-3 on the power play, and denied all four Lake Erie chances, as the Monsters went 0-for-4. The Rampage outshot the Monsters 34-20.
 
The Rampage will complete the back-to-back with Lake Erie at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night at Quicken Loans Arena before heading home for the All-Star Break. They resume the Rodeo Road Trip next weekend, opening up a back-to-back with Grand Rapids on Feb. 14-15. Individual and season tickets can be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office, by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554, or online at sarampage.com.

 



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Browse by Month »

June 2015
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
Budget