San Antonio Rampage

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San Antonio Rampage
San Antonio Rampage.svg
CitySan Antonio, Texas
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceWestern Conference
DivisionWest Division
Founded1971
Home arenaAT&T Center
Colors

Black, Dark Gray, Silver, White

                   
Owner(s)Spurs Sports & Entertainment
General managerMike Santos
Head coachTom Rowe
MediaSan Antonio Express-News
Ticket 760
AffiliatesFlorida Panthers (NHL)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
Franchise history
1971–1972Tidewater Wings
1972–1975Virginia Wings
1979–1999Adirondack Red Wings
2002-presentSan Antonio Rampage
 
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San Antonio Rampage
San Antonio Rampage.svg
CitySan Antonio, Texas
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceWestern Conference
DivisionWest Division
Founded1971
Home arenaAT&T Center
Colors

Black, Dark Gray, Silver, White

                   
Owner(s)Spurs Sports & Entertainment
General managerMike Santos
Head coachTom Rowe
MediaSan Antonio Express-News
Ticket 760
AffiliatesFlorida Panthers (NHL)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
Franchise history
1971–1972Tidewater Wings
1972–1975Virginia Wings
1979–1999Adirondack Red Wings
2002-presentSan Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in San Antonio, Texas. They are the top affiliate of the Florida Panthers of the NHL. The Rampage is owned by the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, who purchased a dormant AHL franchise with the NHL's Panthers and moved it to San Antonio. The Rampage plays in the AT&T Center in San Antonio, the same arena as the Spurs.

History[edit]

In 2000, construction began on the SBC Center, located next to the Freeman Coliseum, home of the Central Hockey League's San Antonio Iguanas. Partnering with the Florida Panthers, the Spurs bought the dormant Adirondack Red Wings franchise and moved it to San Antonio.[1] Local investment for the Iguanas quickly dried up, and the CHL franchise folded.

Originally, the team was nicknamed the San Antonio Stampede. However, when a local semipro football team objected, the name was changed to the Rampage.[2]

On June 30, 2005 Spurs Sports & Entertainment purchased the Panthers' interest in the franchise, assuming sole ownership of the AHL club. They also entered a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes. [1]

On September 7, 2006 The Rampage unveiled their new uniforms with the official colors now being black, white and silver (the same motif used by the Spurs, as well as other Spurs-owned teams). While the primary and secondary logos remain the same, the crest of the jerseys now displayed just the bull’s head, giving it a more sleek look.

On 11 April 2007, the Coyotes announced that they had fired Rampage general manager Laurence Gilman, who had been with the Coyotes organization for 13 years. [2]

On November 23, 2009, the Phoenix Coyotes fired Greg Ireland. He was replaced by assistant coach Ray Edwards; Mike Pelino was named assistant coach. Ray Edwards was officially named head coach of the San Antonio Rampage prior to the 2010–11 season.

Their main rivals are the Texas Stars (located near Austin) and, until 2013, the Houston Aeros.

After the 2010–11 AHL season, the Coyotes came to an agreement with the Portland Pirates to be their new AHL affiliate, leaving San Antonio without an affiliate.[3] On June 29, 2011, San Antonio officially became Florida's top affiliate for a second time.[4]

In the 2011-2012 season, the Rampage finished with a record of 41-30-3-2, good enough for 87 points to qualify for the sixth playoff seed in the Western Conference. They faced the third-seeded Chicago Wolves in the first round, taking Game 1 and Game 2 at home to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five series. They then lost to the Wolves in Games 3 and 4 in Chicago, leading to a Game 5. In Game 5, the Rampage took a 2-0 lead, but the Wolves rallied to tie the game, sending it into overtime. After 25 minutes of overtime, San Antonio winger Bill Thomas passed to center Jon Matsumoto, feeding defenceman Roman Derlyuk to score the series winning goal on his belly to secure the first series win in franchise history for the Rampage. The goal is known to many fans as the Goal Heard Round the Alamo, and is the most important in Rampage history.

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Season-by-season results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 25, 2013.[5][6]

#NatPlayerPosS/GAgeAcquiredBirthplaceContract
2CanadaCaruso, MichaelMichael CarusoDL252011Mississauga, OntarioPanthers
12CanadaGomes, JaredJared GomesCR252012Brampton, OntarioRampage
1United StatesGrumet-Morris, DovDov Grumet-MorrisGL322011Evanston, IllinoisPanthers
24CanadaHowden, QuintonQuinton HowdenLWL222012Oakbank, ManitobaPanthers
10CanadaMatsumoto, JonJon MatsumotoCL272013Ottawa, OntarioPanthers
13CanadaPinizzotto, SteveSteve PinizzottoRWR292013Mississauga, OntarioPanthers
14United StatesTrocheck, VincentVincent TrocheckCR202013Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPanthers
16United StatesButler, BobbyBobby ButlerRWR262013Marlborough, MassachusettsPanthers
19CanadaWilson, GarrettGarrett WilsonLWL202012Elmvale, OntarioPanthers
23United StatesCombs, JackJack CombsLWL262012St. Louis, MissouriRampage
27United StatesRallo, GregGreg Rallo (C)RWR322011Gurnee, IllinoisPanthers
37United StatesCrabb, JoeyJoey CrabbRWR302013Anchorage, AlaskaPanthers
38United StatesMegan, WadeWade MeganCL232012Canton, New YorkRampage
41United StatesOrtmeyer, JedJed Ortmeyer (A)RWR352012Omaha, NebraskaRampage
97SwedenLindstrom, MattiasMattias LindstromLWL222013Lulea, SwedenPanthers
3CanadaPetrovic, AlexAlex PetrovicDR222011Edmonton, AlbertaPanthers
4CanadaMcFadden, JoshJosh McFaddenDL222012Guelph, OntarioPanthers
5CanadaZanon, GregGreg Zanon (A) (UFA)DL332013Burnaby, British ColumbiaRampage
6United StatesWhitney, RyanRyan WhitneyDL312013Boston, MassachusettsPanthers
7United StatesLee, JohnJohn LeeDR252012Moorhead, MinnesotaRampage
8United StatesUrban, DennyDenny UrbanDR252013Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaRampage
25CanadaRobak, ColbyColby RobakDL232011Dauphin, ManitobaPanthers
28United StatesMiskovic, ZachZach MiskovicDR282012River Forest, IllinoisRampage
36CanadaRacine, JonathanJonathan RacineDL202012Montreal, QuebecPanthers




Team Captains[edit]

Team records[edit]

Single season[edit]

Logo from 2002–2006
Goals: Don MacLean, 33 (2006–07)
Assists: Yanick Lehoux, 42 (2006–07)
Points: Yanick Lehoux, 73 (2006–07)
Points (Defenceman): Colby Robak, 39 (2011–12)
Penalty minutes: Pete Vandermeer, 332 (2007–08)
GAA: Jacob Markstrom, 2.32 (2011–12)
SV%: Travis Scott, .931 (2004–05)

Career[edit]

Career goals: Brett MacLean, 74
Career assists: Brett MacLean, 81
Career points: Brett MacLean, 155
Career penalty minutes: Francis Lessard, 613
Career goaltending wins: Josh Tordjman, 82
Career shutouts: Josh Tordjman, 9
Career games: Sean Sullivan, 212

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fischel, Mark. San Antonio Rampage "Stampede" into the AHL. Hockey's Future, 2003-01-30.
  2. ^ Uminski, Terry. Gearing up for Rampage's 10th season. San Antonio Express-News, 2011-09-06.
  3. ^ "Portland Pirates affiliate with Phoenix Coyotes". New England Hockey Journal. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rampage, Panthers ink affiliation deal". theahl.com. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "San Antonio Rampage Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=848 Elite Prospects roster list

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