San Antonio Rampage Weekly Update
THAT'S A WRAP: The Rampage wrapped up the 2012-13 season in a 5-2 defeat on Saturday to Houston on Fan Appreciation Night, in which the Rampage gave away more than $60,000 in prizes to fans in attendance. San Antonio finished the year with a 29-38-2- 7 record and were 16-17-0-5 at the AT&T Center and 13-21-2-2 on the road.
TOP DOGS: Forward Jon Rheault finished the season atop the Rampage scoring charts with 48 points and also led the team with 28 assists. Greg Rallo led the club with 23 goals, while Zach Miskovic paced the team with a plus-10 rating.
ATTENDANCE: More than 10,000 fans packed AT&T Center on Friday and Saturday to cap off the 2012-13 season. The Rampage finished sixth in the league in attendance (7,067) and welcomed more than 250,000 fans to AT&T Center in 38 home games this season (268,560).
FEEDING TIME: Alex Petrovic became the 14th player who wore a Rampage sweater to be recalled to the Panthers when he made his season debut for the NHL club on March 18. Injuries to the big club has resulted in several moves between the Panthers and Ram- page this season, most notably on the March 8 contest against the Winnipeg Jets, where 10 players in the lineup between the two teams had played for the Rampage this season.
NOW DEBUTING: Six players who donned the Silver and Black made their NHL debuts with the Panthers this season - Alex Petrovic, Jon Rheault, Eric Selleck, Quinton Howden, Drew Shore and Michael Caruso.
TOUGH DIVISION: All four of San Antonio's South Divisional foes finished in the top eight of the Western Conference standings and qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Ram- page were 13-26-1-4 against the South Division on the year.
PINK IN THE RINK: San Antonio hosted their third annual Pink in the Rink Night against the Rockford IceHogs on Feb. 1. The Rampage set a franchise attendance record, as a sell-out crowd of 16,205 fans watched the Rampage skate to a 1-0 victory. The Rampage raised $42,000 in the postgame jersey auction that benefitted breast health awareness. In the three years of Pink in the Rink, the Rampage have raised more than $115,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer.
RODEO ROAD TRIP: The Rampage finished their nine-game, 21-day Rodeo Road Trip with a 5-3-1-0 record and were one win shy of setting the franchise record in terms of winning percentage on the trip, which was set last year (7-3-0-1).
HE'S COMING BACK: The Rampage announced that the club signed netminder Dov Grumet-Morris to a one-year contract extension on April 9 to lock down the goalie for a third season in San Antonio.
WHAT A GUY!: The Rampage announced that Justin Vaive was named the team's winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contribu- tions to the San Antonio community. Vaive participated in several of the organization's community initiatives, including Team Up Challenge, Stick with Reading and Face-Off Against Kids Cancer.
CENTURY CLUB: Rampage head coach Chuck Weber collected his 100th career Ameri- can Hockey League victory in San Antonio's 4-1 win over Grand Rapids on March 28.
STEADY DOES IT: Goaltender Jacob Markstrom had been incredibly consistent for the Rampage before being recalled by the Panthers in mid-February. Markstrom owned a 16- 15-2 record in 33 appearances with a 2.65 goals-against average and a 0.920 save per- centage for the Rampage. He was also became the seventh player in Rampage history to earn the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 9.
ALL-STAR: Rookie center Drew Shore was selected to represent the Rampage in the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 28th in Providence R.I. Shore tallied a goal and an assist and competed in the Sher-Wood Puck Control Relay, the Pepsi Pass and Score event and the H&R Block Breakaway Relay.
JESSICA REDFIELD PRESS BOX: The Rampage announced that the press box for the 2012-13 season will named the "Jessica Redfield Press Box" in honor of Jessica Redfield Ghawi, a San Antonio native who was one of 12 people killed in the movie theater shoot- ing incident in Aurora, Colo. Redfield interned at the San Antonio media outlets Ticket 760 and KABB Fox-29 and attended Rampage games and practices on assignment.
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