SAN ANTONIO – Jordan Kyrou’s hat trick led the San Antonio Rampage to a 5-1 win over the Iowa Wild (12-7-4) on Wednesday morning at the AT&T Center.

The win is the third in the last six games for San Antonio, who opens up a big road trip this weekend north of the border.

“As a group, we were much better,” Rampage Head Coach Drew Bannister said. “I thought our top players came to play. “Our power play gave us a little bit of breathing room.”


The Rampage got on the scoreboard first when Niko Mikkola fired a shot that went off Kyrou and past Iowa goaltender Dereck Baribeau at 5:01 of the 1st period, putting the home team up a goal. The Wild responded just before the period ended as Gerald Mayhew redirected a Brennan Menell shot past Ville Husso, knotting the score up 1-1 after 20 minutes.

Kyrou continued his scoring run at 6:34 of the second period when he scored his first of two power-play goals as he let go of a shot beating Baribeau from the right circle. He added a second goal on the man advantage from the left side, making it 3-1. The goal was his third of the game and eighth of the season.

“It’s a big confidence boost,” Kyrou said of his big day. “We’re going to Toronto this weekend, so we have to keep that momentum going.”

Evan Polei made it 4-1 with his first goal in a Rampage sweater early in the third period. Derrick Pouliot finalized the scoring with an empty-net goal for his fifth goal of the season.

Husso stopped 27 of 28 shots, including three big saves in the third period when Iowa outshot San Antonio 10-5.

“Ville played really well for us today,” Bannister said. “He made some saves to keep the game close when it was tight. I thought he was really good.”

UP NEXT:

The Rampage are now 10-7-7 (27 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Saturday when they face the Toronto Marlies (15-3-2) at 2 p.m.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.

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