Not to be outdone by their NHL older brethren, the San Antonio Rampage are headed to a South Division last place finish in spectacular fashion. Riding the coattails of a nine game losing streak San Antonio closes out their regular season with a pair of home games this weekend. And no, the playoffs will not be happening for the Rampage this year.
The end of season struggles can mostly be attributed to the team being gutted by call ups as a result of the Panthers being gutted by injuries. Such is the life of an AHL team, but at least they will not be finishing dead last in the entire AHL.
Things are much sunnier over in Cincinnati where the Panthers’ ECHL affiliate Cincinnati Cyclones advanced to the Eastern Conference semi finals after defeating their first round playoff opponent the Toledo Walleye in six games (4-2). The Cyclones have been a force all season having finished second in the Eastern Conference. Their next round opponent will be third seeded Gwinnett Gladiators with the first game slated for Friday.