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Rampage Game Day

December 3, 2004 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Antonio Rampage News Release

Today’s Game: The San Antonio Rampage resume play tonight against division rival, the Houston Aeros, after a dropping a 5-2 contest against the Chicago Wolves… The Rampage enter tonight’s game sitting 5th in the West Division with a 7-8-2-2 record (18 pts.)… The Rampage are 3-5-1-2 on the road with their last win coming on Nov. 24 at Utah (1-0)… The Rampage begin a six-game in eight-night stand with tonight’s contest, which also kicks off a 16-game month… December is one of two 16-game months (January is the other) for the Rampage, marking the highest monthly totals… Following tonight’s game, the Rampage return to the SBC Center hosting a five-game homestand Saturday starting with Rochester and continuing against division rivals Chicago and Utah.

Against Houston Aeros: Tonight’s game is the second meeting (of 10) between Houston and San Antonio, and the first visit of the season for the Rampage at the Toyota Center…The Rampage are 1-0-0-0 so far this season against Houston and are 7-14-3-1 all-time… In their only meeting this year, San Antonio defeated Houston, 2-1, at the SBC Center on the season opener, Oct. 15.

THE LAST TIME VS THE AEROS:

Last Home Win: October 15, 2004 (2-1)

Last Home Loss: March 26, 2004 (3-0)

Last Home Tie / SOL: January 17, 2004 (1-1)

Last Home Overtime Loss: March 20, 2003 (5-4)

Last Road Win: January 16, 2004 (6-3)

Last Road Loss: March 27, 2004 (4-2)

Last Road Tie / SOL: None

Last Road Overtime Loss: None

2004-05 SEASON SCHEDULE & RESULTS:

Home: Oct. 15 (W 2-1), Jan. 21, Feb. 27, Mar. 3, Apr. 3, Apr. 9

Away: Dec. 3, Dec. 23, Mar. 2, Mar. 12, Apr. 2, Apr. 10

Miscellaneous Notes:

THREE-N-THREE: The Rampage are scheduled to play six sets in which they will play three games in consecutive nights, beginning tonight.

NAIL BITERS: The Rampage opened the season against the Houston Aeros on Oct. 15 with a 2-1 win. San Antonio is 4-2-2-2 in one-goal games. The Rampage scored the first goal of the game in one OTL (Oct. 24 vs Grand Rapids) and one SOL (Nov. 23 @ UTA).

OFFENSIVE DEFENSMAN: Rampage’s defenseman Lukas Krajicek has been the only scoring component that has recorded a point in all but one of the team’s wins this season. Krajicek has recorded 1-6-7 totals in the club’s seven wins. Left wing Gregory Campbell has logged a point in five of the seven games. Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (2-3-5) and center Greg Jacina (3-3-6) trail with four games in which they recorded a point and the team has won.

ROOKIE ON A RAMPAGE: Center Greg Jacina ranks among the top in two rookie statistical categories. He ranks 5th in shooting percentage (.172), and T-19th in points (8).

THE WEST WING: Entering tonight’s game, the Rampage will open the month of December against a West Division opponent. The Rampage, who are currently 6-5-2-1 against their division rivals, are slated to play 56 contests against their division foes this season. In addition, San Antonio will face two Atlantic Division opponents (HFD, WOR) totaling four games, one East Division opponent (NOR) for four games and five North Division opponents (EDM, MTB, CLE, ROC, SYR) totaling 16 games. The Rampage, were 21-32-7-0 in 60 games against West Division opponents last season.

ONE-FIFTH DOWN: On Nov. 20 the Rampage completed one-fifth of the season (16 games) posting a 6-7-2-1 record (15 pts.), marking the club in the middle compared to the last two seasons. In the Inaugural Season, the Rampage began had a 3-6-5-1 record (12 pts.) and made the playoffs, while last year, the team compiled a 10-3-3-0 mark (23 pts.) and did not make the playoffs.

BACK IT UP: The Rampage are 5-1-0-2 after four sets of back-to-back slates, which the club is scheduled for 16 total back-to-back sessions for the 2004-05 season. The Rampage went 9-13-2-0 last season in back-to-back contests.

TARGET PRACTICE: The Rampage have been out-shot in 14 of their 19 games (73.7%) this season (491-579). In those 14 games, the Rampage has given up at least 30 shots nine times (two of those are above 40); most coming from the 3rd period (135-195).

GREAT SCOTT!!!: Travis Scott is currently the active-leader in AHL career shutouts. He has 21 in 260+ career games while Maxime Ouellet is in second place with 18. Scott’s last shutout came against Syracuse on November 5, 2004 (5-0) at the SBC Center…The Rampage goalie set a franchise single-game record by saving 56 shots in a 4-2 victory over Cincinnati last season (Oct. 16, 2003)

Last Game:

Nov. 24, 2004 San Antonio 2 vs Chicago 5 at SBC Center

Ryan Jardine scored an early first period goal from Eric Beaudoin and Chris Nielsen. Nielsen improved his consecutive game scoring streak to three. Chicago rallied with a power-play goal at 19:57 in the period sending the game to intermission tied at one goal a piece. After Chicago scored another power-play goal at 19:16 of the second period, Nathan Horton lit the lamp just 2:48 into the third period. Fifty-three seconds later, Tommi Santala received credit for the game-winning goal as momentum from a back checking Lukas Krajicek pushed the puck past starting goaltender Patrick DesRochers.

Next Game:

Saturday, Dec. 4

vs Rochester Americans (Buffalo Sabres)

SBC Center

7 p.m.


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