SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Rampage fought hard for 15 rounds but would ultimately fall 2-1 to the Tucson Roadrunners (20-5-0) in front of 6,010 fans at the AT&T Center on Friday night.

The loss is the third straight for San Antonio, who are 1-3-1 in their last five games.

“We played a great hockey game tonight and we are lucky to come out with a point,” Rampage Head Coach Drew Bannister said.


Neither team found the back of the net until the second period, that’s when Tucson struck first. Kelly Klima beat Rampage goaltender Ville Husso from the high slot at 10:59 to put the visitors up a goal. San Antonio struck back six minutes later when Jordan Nolan banged home the puck past Roadrunners rookie goaltender Ivan Prosvetov, making it a 1-1 game going into the final stanza.

Both teams went scoreless in the final frame and into the five minute overtime period. In the shootout, Jordan Gross scored in the first round and Joey LaLeggia scored in the second. From there, Nate Schnarr would net the game-winner in the fifteenth round.

San Antonio is now 0-8 in games decided beyond regulation this season.

Husso made 33 saves in the loss, while Prosvetov stopped 26 of 27 shots, and 14 of 15 in the shootout. The Rampage’s penalty kill went a perfect 7-for-7 while going 0-for-3 on the man advantage themselves.

“I thought our penalty kill was outstanding tonight,” Bannister said. “Ville was great in net.”

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The Rampage are now 10-9-8 (28 points) on the season and will return to the ice tomorrow night when they welcome the Manitoba Moose (13-15-0) to 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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