San Antonio Rampage

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San Antonio Rampage
San Antonio Rampage.svg
City San Antonio, Texas
League American Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division West Division
Founded 1971
Home arena AT&T Center
Colors

Black, Dark Gray, Silver, White

                   
Owner(s) Spurs Sports & Entertainment
General manager Mike Santos
Head coach Tom Rowe
Media San Antonio Express-News
Ticket 760
Affiliates Florida Panthers (NHL)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
Franchise history
1971–1972 Tidewater Wings
1972–1975 Virginia Wings
1979–1999 Adirondack Red Wings
2002-present San 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 July 2, 2014.[5][6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
2 Canada Caruso, MichaelMichael Caruso D L 26 2011 Mississauga, Ontario Panthers
12 Canada Gomes, JaredJared Gomes C R 25 2012 Brampton, Ontario Rampage
1 United States Grumet-Morris, DovDov Grumet-Morris G L 32 2011 Evanston, Illinois Panthers
24 Canada Howden, QuintonQuinton Howden LW L 22 2012 Oakbank, Manitoba Panthers
14 United States Trocheck, VincentVincent Trocheck C R 21 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Panthers
16 United States Butler, BobbyBobby Butler RW R 27 2013 Marlborough, Massachusetts Panthers
19 Canada Wilson, GarrettGarrett Wilson LW L 21 2012 Elmvale, Ontario Panthers
27 United States Rallo, GregGreg Rallo (C) RW R 32 2011 Gurnee, Illinois Panthers
37 United States Crabb, JoeyJoey Crabb RW R 31 2013 Anchorage, Alaska Panthers
38 United States Megan, WadeWade Megan C L 23 2012 Canton, New York Rampage
41 United States Ortmeyer, JedJed Ortmeyer (A) RW R 35 2012 Omaha, Nebraska Rampage
3 Canada Petrovic, AlexAlex Petrovic D R 22 2011 Edmonton, Alberta Panthers
4 Canada McFadden, JoshJosh McFadden D L 23 2012 Guelph, Ontario Panthers
6 United States Whitney, RyanRyan Whitney D L 31 2013 Boston, Massachusetts Panthers
7 United States Lee, JohnJohn Lee D R 25 2012 Moorhead, Minnesota Rampage
8 United States Urban, DennyDenny Urban D R 26 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rampage
25 Canada Robak, ColbyColby Robak D L 24 2011 Dauphin, Manitoba Panthers
33 Canada Taker, ShayneShayne Taker D R 24 2014 Surrey, British Columbia Rampage
36 Canada Racine, JonathanJonathan Racine D L 21 2012 Montreal, Quebec Panthers




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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