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Kyrou's Hat Trick Leads Rampage Past Wild

December 4, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Antonio Rampage News Release

Jordan Kyrou of the San Antonio Rampage (right) celebrates hat trick goal
Jordan Kyrou of the San Antonio Rampage (right) celebrates hat trick goal
(San Antonio Rampage, Credit: Darren Abate)

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Jordan Kyrou recorded his first career hat trick and Evan Polei netted his first goal of the season, as the San Antonio Rampage (10-7-7) skated to a 5-1 win over the Iowa Wild (12-7-4) on Wednesday at the AT&T Center.

Kyrou is the first Rampage player to record a hat trick since Sammy Blais scored three goals against the Ontario Reign on Mar. 11, 2018.

The Rampage opened the scoring for the sixth consecutive game when Niko Mikkola wired a wrist shot from the right circle that ticked off of Kyrou and past Iowa goaltender Dereck Baribeau at 5:01 of the first period. Kyrou's sixth goal of the season made it 1-0 Rampage.

The goal was initially credited to Mikkola, but was changed by the end of the game.

The Wild drew even at 2:35 of the second period when Gerald Mayhew redirected a Brennan Menell wrist shot past Ville Husso for his 13th goal of the year, tying the game 1-1.

Kyrou restored the Rampage lead with his first of two power play goals on the night, beating Baribeau from the right circle at 6:34 of the second period. Kyrou scored again on the power play at 18:27 of the second period, this time beating Baribeau from the left circle for his third of the game and eighth of the season to make it 3-1.

Kyrou is the first Rampage player with multiple power play goals in the same game this season. The Wild entered the game sporting the league's second-ranked penalty kill and had only surrendered nine power play goals all season.

Polei notched his first goal as a member of the Rampage at 12:17 of the third period, deflecting a Joey LaLeggia shot past Baribeau to make it 4-1. Derrick Pouliot would add an empty-net goal for his fifth goal of the year.

LaLeggia and Jake Walman each collected two assists, and Pouliot added an assist for a two-point game.

The Rampage completed their six-game homestand at 3-1-2.

The Rampage head out for a two-game trip to Toronto to face the Toronto Marlies at Coca-Cola Coliseum, their first trip to Toronto since January 2015. Puck-drop on Friday is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT, and the game is available on Ticket 760 and streamed on AHLTV.

The 2019-20 season is presented by H-E-B.


Goals: Kyrou (6,7,8); Polei (1); Pouliot (5),

Ville Husso: 27 saves on 28 shots

Power Play: 2-for-4

Penalty Kill: 3-for-4


1) Jordan Kyrou - SA

2) Joey LaLeggia - SA

3) Jake Walman - SA

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Jordan Kyrou of the San Antonio Rampage (right) celebrates hat trick goal
Jordan Kyrou of the San Antonio Rampage (right) celebrates hat trick goal

(Darren Abate)

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