The San Antonio Rampage endured a tough weekend dropping a home and away set against the Texas Stars. On Friday San Antonio fell 3-1 at home and then compounded the losing effort with a 6-0 road defeat on Saturday. The losses brought the Rampage record to 2-4-0 for the season.
In San Antonio on Friday night, the Rampage endured a 3-1 loss in their first of twelve games this season against the Texas Stars. Garrett Wilson scored the only goal for San Antonio. Wilson’s second period goal tied the score 1-1 and was assisted by Greg Rallo and Jonathan Racine. Dov Grumet-Morris got the start for San Antonio and stopped 33 of 35 shots faced. Stars goalie Christopher Nilstorp stopped 26 of the 27 shots directed his way.
Things did not get any better for San Antonio when they hit the road to take on the Stars in Cedar Park, Texas on Saturday night, as the Rampage were shutout 6-0. Scott Clemmensen got the start and stopped 35 of 41 shots sent his way. The Rampage only managed 26 shots, all of which were turned away by Stars goalie Josh Robinson.
This weekend the Rampage take on the Oklahoma City Barons in a pair of home games on Friday and Saturday night.
The Rampage were not the only Panthers affiliate with games this weekend as the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL got their season started with a 4-2 win over the Wheeling Nailers in the Cyclones’ home opener. Panthers prospect Anthony Luciani scored twice for Cincinnati in the win.
The Cyclones have two NHL affiliates, the Panthers and the Nashville Predators so both teams have prospects playing for the ECHL club.
Cincinnati’s season continues on Thursday with a home game against the Toledo Walleye and Saturday with a road game against the Ft. Wayne Komets.