SAN ANTONIO – With just 11 games to play in the regular season, the San Antonio Rampage control their own destiny as to clinching a playoff berth. With more performances like Sunday afternoon, they’d be well on their way to accomplishing that goal.
Michael Joly’s three-point lifted the San Antonio Rampage to a 4-0 shutout win over the Cleveland Monsters (21-32-5-3) before 4,791 fans at the AT&T Center on Sunday afternoon.
Here is what went good and bad for the Rampage, as well as three standout players: Joly, Joe Cannata, and Andrew Agozzino.
- The Rampage finally got their power-play going as they went 3-for-8 on the man advantage.
- Joe Cannata earned his second win in three starts. More on that in a moment.
- Alex Belzile continues to play well, scoring his 12th goal of the season. He also dished out one assist.
- San Antonio’s penalty kill was a perfect 3-for-3.
- The Rampage won 4-0 and played an all-around solid game. There is no bad.
Three Standout Players:
Michael Joly: With the Rampage needing points, Michael Joly took it upon himself to help the Silver and Black the best way he knew how: aggressive play.
Joly scored the final goal of the game at the 18:48 mark for San Antonio’s final power-play goal. Prior to that, he assisted on the Andrew Agozzino and Alex Belzile tallies to complete this three-point night.
Joe Cannata: The Rampage goaltender stopped all 20 shots he faced in the win, giving San Antonio a much-needed boost.
He was sharp in net all afternoon as he earned his second win in three starts.
Andrew Agozzino: Once again, Andrew Agozzino stepped up for the Rampage as he helped lead the Silver and Black to the shutout win.
He would put home his 17th tally of the season in the second period just minutes before Belzile’s goal.
The Rampage are now 30-25-10-0 on the season and will return to the ice on Tuesday when they welcome the Manitoba Moose to the AT&T Center at 7:30 p.m.