SAN ANTONIO – Ville Husso’s big night in net led the San Antonio Rampage to a 3-1 victory over the Ontario Reign in front of 2,800 fans at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night.
The game was the third of an eight game homestand for San Antonio, who won their second straight. Despite being outshot and outplayed for a majority of the night, the silver and black scored huge goals to grab the win.
Here’s what went good and bad for the Rampage, as well as three standout players: Ville Husso, Alex Belzile, and Chris Butler.
- Ville Husso was Ville Husso.
- Alex Belzile continues his best pro season ever. More on that in a moment.
- The Rampage special teams continued to play well. San Antonio scored on its lone power play opportunity and stopped all four Ontario chances on the man advantage.
- San Antonio struggled all night long in the shots department. The Reign outshot the Rampage 39-17 for the game, including 18-4 in the third period.
Three Standout Players:
Ville Husso: The Rampage goaltender won his second straight game as he stopped 38 of 39 shots. He improved his record to 9-6 on the season with the win on Wednesday.
Husso has seemed to have rebounded from his poor outing, in his first game back from injury. The St. Louis Blues prospect allowed just one goal in the game, which was through traffic.
Despite poor defensive effort from San Antonio, it helps when you have top notch goaltenders like Husso and Spencer Martin in between the pipes.
Alex Belzile: The Rampage center continues to have the best season of his pro career as he added another point to his breakout season’s resume. Belzile scored in the first period when he put home a power play goal past Ontario’s Cal Petersen.
The goal was Belzile’s eighth goal of the season and his 20th point as well as his fifth power play tally in the past three contests.
If Belzile can keep up his level of play, the Rampage will have bring playoff hockey back to the Alamo City.
Chris Butler: The Rampage team captain continues to lead by example on both ends of the ice.
He had a nice assist on Belzile’s goal in the opening frame, making it his 13th helper of the season in the 31st game.
The San Antonio Rampage (22-16-2-0) will welcome the Tucson Roadrunners (20-12-2-0) to the AT&T Center for a pair of games this Friday and Saturday at the AT&T Center.