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 Pacific Division
Founded 1971
Operated 2002–present
Home arena AT&T Center
Colors Black, Dark Gray, Silver, White
Owner(s) Spurs Sports & Entertainment
General manager Craig Billington
Head coach Dean Chynoweth
Media San Antonio Express-News
Ticket 760
Affiliates Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL)
Franchise history
1971–1972 Tidewater Wings
1972–1975 Virginia Wings
1979–1999 Adirondack Red Wings
2002–present San Antonio Rampage
Regular season titles 0
Division Championships 1 (2014–15)
Conference Championships 0
Calder Cups 0

The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League based in San Antonio, Texas. They are currently the top affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL after signing a 5-year affiliation deal prior to the 2015–16 season. The Rampage are owned by the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, who purchased a dormant AHL franchise with the NHL's Florida Panthers and moved it to San Antonio. The Rampage play in the AT&T Center in San Antonio, the same arena as the Spurs.


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.[3]

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. [1]

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, from 2002 to 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.[4] On June 29, 2011, San Antonio officially became Florida's top affiliate for a second time.[5]

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.

On March 18, 2015, the Florida Panthers announced that they had entered into an affiliation agreement with the Portland Pirates to begin in the 2015–16 season, thus ending the Panthers' second term as San Antonio's NHL affiliate.[6] On April 17, 2015, it was announced that the Rampage had come to a five-year affiliation agreement with the Colorado Avalanche.[7]

The market was previously served by:

Season-by-season results[edit]


Current roster[edit]

Updated February 1, 2016.[8][9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
28 Canada Agozzino, AndrewAndrew Agozzino (A) LW L 25 2015 Vaughan, Ontario Avalanche
55 Canada Belzile, AlexAlex Belzile RW R 24 2015 Saint-Éloi, Quebec Rampage
58 Canada Bordeleau, PatrickPatrick Bordeleau LW L 29 2015 Montreal, Quebec Avalanche
11 Canada Bourke, TroyTroy Bourke C L 21 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Avalanche
43 Canada Clark, MatMat Clark (A) D R 25 2015 Lakewood, Colorado Avalanche
25 Canada Cliche, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Cliche (A) C R 28 2015 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec Avalanche
18 Canada Drazenovic, NickNick Drazenovic C L 29 2015 Prince George, British Columbia Rampage
45 Sweden Everberg, DennisDennis Everberg LW L 24 2015 Vasteras, Sweden Avalanche
46 Canada Gormley, BrandonBrandon Gormley D L 23 2016 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Avalanche
75 Canada Hamonic, JustinJustin Hamonic D R 21 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Rampage
42 Canada Henley, SamuelSamuel Henley LW L 22 2015 Val-d'Or, Quebec Avalanche
38 Canada Hishon, JoeyJoey Hishon C L 24 2015 Stratford, Ontario Avalanche
54 Canada Labrie, HubertHubert Labrie D L 24 2015 Victoriaville, Quebec Rampage
44 Canada Maggio, DanielDaniel Maggio W R 24 2015 Windsor, Ontario Rampage
30 Canada Martin, SpencerSpencer Martin G L 20 2015 Oakville, Ontario Avalanche
26 Canada Noreau, MaximMaxim Noreau (A) D R 28 2015 Montreal, Quebec Avalanche
48 Canada Petryk, ReidReid Petryk C R 23 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Rampage
96 Finland Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen RW L 19 2015 Nousiainen, Finland Avalanche
71 Croatia Rendulic, BornaBorna Rendulic RW R 23 2015 Zagreb, Croatia Avalanche
24 Sweden Schumacher, MichaelMichael Schumacher LW L 22 2015 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden Rampage
15 Canada Siemens, DuncanDuncan Siemens D L 22 2015 Sherwood Park, Alberta Avalanche
37 Canada Smith, ColinColin Smith C R 22 2015 Edmonton, Alberta Avalanche
12 United States Thompson, GarrettGarrett Thompson LW L 25 2016 Davison, Michigan Rampage
35 Czech Republic Will, RomanRoman Will G L 23 2015 Plzen, Czech Republic Avalanche
6 Russia Zadorov, NikitaNikita Zadorov D L 20 2015 Moscow, Russia Avalanche

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 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


  1. ^ Fischel, Mark (2003-01-30). "San Antonio Rampage "Stampede" into the AHL". Retrieved 2005-06-17. 
  2. ^ Uminski, Terry. Gearing up for Rampage's 10th season. San Antonio Express-News, 2011-09-06.
  3. ^ "Rampage team History". San Antonio Rampage. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Portland Pirates affiliate with Phoenix Coyotes". New England Hockey Journal. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rampage, Panthers ink affiliation deal". Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pirates announce affiliation with Florida". AHL. March 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Falcons, Monsters, Rampage swap NHL affiliates". AHL. April 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "San Antonio Rampage Roster". American Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  9. ^ "San Antonio Rampage roster list". 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 

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