January 28, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Antonio Rampage
THIS WEEK\'S GAMES
Friday, Feb. 1 vs Rockford IceHogs
AT&T Center, 7:30 p.m.
The Rampage will welcome the Rockford IceHogs to AT&T Center on Friday night for the team\'s third annual Pink in the Rink Night at 7:30 p.m. The two clubs have met twice already in Rockford this season, with the IceHogs claiming a shootout victory and a regulation win back in October. Like the Rampage, the IceHogs have been a victim of streaky play this season. Rockford has lost four straight games, being outscored 23-13, after rattling off three straight wins. The IceHogs are in fifth place in the Midwest Division and are only two points above the Rampage in the Western Conference standings. The IceHogs own the league\'s fourth best power play on the road (16-for-76, 21.1%) and fifth best overall (38- for-184, 20.7%). Rockford also averages the third most shots per game (33.12) in the league and are a perfect 11-0-0-0 when leading after two periods of play.
SHOTS FROM THE POINT
SEESAW RIDE: The Rampage alternated wins and losses throughout the month of Janu- ary, finishing the month with a 5-5-0-0 record. January marked the second straight month were the Rampage posted a .500 record, as the club owned a combined (12-12-0-1) record through December and January.
NOW DEBUTING: Rampage rookies Drew Shore and Quinton Howden made their NHL debuts last week for the Florida Panthers. Shore played three games for the Panthers, recording eight shots but was held off the scoresheet. Howden made his debut on Saturday night, recording 9:21 of ice time.
HOME SWEET HOME: The Rampage have won eight of their last 10 games at AT&T Center dating back to December 8, outscoring opponents, 30-20, in that span.
ROAD TRIPPING: Following Friday\'s Pink in the Rink game, the Rampage will hit the road for their annual Rodeo Road Trip, playing nine games in a 21-day span covering nearly 4,500 miles. Last season, the Rampage posted a 7-3-0-1 record on their Rodeo Road Trip, the best in franchise history.
ICE CHIPS: Drew Shore-Forward
Rampage rookie Drew Shore headed to Providence, R.I., for the AHL All-Star Classic following the third NHL game of his career with the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. In the 2013 Pepsi AHL All-Stars Competition on Sunday, Shore participated in the Sher-Wood Puck Control Relay, the Pepsi Pass and Score event and the H&R Block Breakaway Relay. He will represent the Rampage on the Western Conference team at the AHL All-Star Classic tonight at 6 p.m.
Shore earned the All-Star appearance in his rookie season by leading the Rampage with 20 assists in 41 games, which is also good for fourth in the league among rookies. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound forward has tallied 30 points on the season, which places seventh in the league among first-year players and second on the Rampage. Shore is the 12th player in Rampage history to be selected to the All-Star Classic. The 21-year-old Denver, Colo., native was a second-round draft pick (44th overall) of the Florida Panthers in 2009.
SURVIVOR SKATE - January 29
The Rampage will invite local breast cancer survivors for a Survivor Skate on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at AT&T Center. The Survivor Skate, which will take place on the newly unveiled pink ice, will give the Rampage players an opportunity to get to know more than 50 local survivors and show their support in the fight against breast cancer.
RAMPAGE HAPPY HOUR - January 31
Hockey fans are invited to join Rampage players and the Ice Girls for a happy hour at Rosario\'s Restaurant y Cantina from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday. Rosario\'s will donate 10 percent of happy hour proceeds to breast health awareness.
PINK IN THE RINK - February 1
The Rampage will host their third-annual Pink in the Rink Night, presented by the Cancer Therapy & Re- search Center, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The club hopes to sell-out the AT&T Center for the second-straight year while surpassing last year\'s funds raised for breast health awareness. The Rampage will skate on pink ice for the game and will auction off their pink jerseys to the public following the game. To date, the Pink in the Rink games have raised nearly $75,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer.