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Rampage can’t rally in Ontario, lose eighth straight


The San Antonio Rampage played for the final time in California late Friday night. With injuries still plaguing the Silver and Black, they would put up a good fight. It would not be enough against the division’s top team.

The Rampage took an early lead, but would eventually fall 5-3 to the Ontario Reign in front of 9,491 fans inside Citizens Business Bank Arena on Friday night for their season-high eighth straight loss.

San Antonio got the scoring started early before fans got settled into their seats. Sam Henley lit the lamp just over a minute into the game to give the Silver and Black the early one-goal lead. Borna Rendulic added a tally for his 12th goal of the season to make it a 2-0 lead for San Antonio after 20 minutes.

Ontario knotted the score at two in the middle frame. The Reign took advantage of a power play goal just over eight minutes into the second period when Justin Auger beat Roman Will to make it a one-goal game. Brett Sutter added a marker just before the frame ended to make it two goals apiece going into the final period.

The third period was all Reign as they scored three goals in 3:06 to seal the win. Jonny Brodzinski scored the second power play tally of the night to give Ontario the lead for good at 3:53. Sutter put home his second of the night and Sean Backman capped off the run to make it 5-2. Reid Petryk stopped the bleeding for the Rampage with his 14th goal of the season, but San Antonio fell 5-3.

San Antonio finished the game 0-for-3 on the power play, while Ontario was 2-for-4. The Reign outshot the Silver and Black 33-23 for the game, including 18-8 in the second period.

Roman Will 27 of 32 shots in the loss and Spencer Martin made one save in a relief effort. Peter Budaj stopped 20-of-23 San Antonio shots in the win.

The Rampage are now 24-33-8-0 (56 points, 0.431%) on the season and will return to the ice on Sunday when they welcome the Grand Rapids Griffins to the AT&T Center at 4 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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