San Antonio Rampage General Manager Brad Treliving announced today that the American Hockey League (AHL) club has reassigned center Justin Bernhardt and forward Andrew Orpik to their ECHL affiliate, the Las Vegas Wranglers.
Bernhardt, 21, has recorded one goal and one assist in 12 games with San Antonio this season. Prior to joining the Rampage on Nov. 16, 2009, the rookie tallied three goals and one assist in nine games with Las Vegas at the beginning of the 2009-10 season. The Yorkton, Saskatchewan native accumulated 242 points (103 goals, 139 assists) in 307 career WHL games with Prince Albert, Kelowna, and Regina (2003-09).
Orpik, 23, has posted two assists in 11 appearances with San Antonio this season. Prior to joining the Rampage on Nov. 27, 2009, the rookie collected six goals and four assists in 17 games with the Wranglers. The East Amherst, NY native attended Boston College (NCAA) where he amassed 47 points (18 goals, 29 assists) in 155 games and tacked on 145 penalty minutes over his four-year collegiate career as an Eagle. Orpik was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and signed an AHL contract with the Rampage on August 25, 2009.
The Rampage make their second trip to Cedar Park Center on Tuesday to take on the Texas Stars at 7:30 p.m. for a heated “Lone Star Faceoff” battle.