CEDAR PARK – The San Antonio Rampage capped off the 2019 portion of their schedule with a 5-4 overtime win over the Texas Stars (13-16-4) at the H-E-B Center on Saturday night.

The win sees San Antonio pick up three out of four possible points on the weekend and earn their first post-regulation win of the season.

Texas opened the scoring in the first period as the Stars got loose on a 2-on-1 rush with Joel L’Esperance’s shot going off of Jordan Nolan and into the net at 4:41. Andreas Borgman’s first goal of the season tied things up for the Rampage at 13:41. Borgman slid to the slot and took the pass from Walker, beating Stars goaltender Landon Bow. The Stars took a 2-1 lead into the middle frame when Riley Tufte found Tye Felhaber on a 2-on-1 break.


Joel Kiviranta extended the Stars lead to 3-1 just 24 seconds into the second period. Joey LaLeggia cut the deficit to one just 58 seconds later with a highlight-reel goal as he scooped up a blocked shot and put it past Bow. Texas took back the lead at 10:17 with Tanner Kero’s rebound. Alexey Toropchenko redirected a Kilm Kostin shot past Bow to make it 4-3 after 40 minutes.

Evan Polei and Stars forward Adam Mascherin dropped the gloves for a big fight in the second period. Polei was transported to the hospital after passing out and no update is available on his condition.

San Antonio forced overtime when goaltender Adam Wilcox was pulled for the extra skater. Nathan Walker redirected a Derrick Pouliot one-timer past Bow to tie the game at 4-4.

With just 3.2 seconds left in overtime, Kostin took the puck into the Stars zone and sent a wrist shot between Bow’s legs for the 5-4 San Antonio win.

San Antonio outshot the Stars 42-18 for the game, and 20-2 in the third period. The Rampage are now 1-10 in games past regulation this season.

UP NEXT:

The Rampage are now 12-13-9 (33 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Friday when they open the New Year against the Grand Rapids Griffins (13-16-4) at the AT&T Center at 7 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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