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Rampage fall to Texas in OT as winless streak hits four games: Three Standout Players

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Rampage Head Coach Eric Veilleux said Sunday’s game against the Texas Stars was a must win for his hockey team. The Silver and Black played like it as they came out firing for 60-plus minutes but unfortunately it was not enough.

Adam Musil scored the lone goal for the Rampage as they fell 2-1 to the Stars (29-21-5-3) in front of 4,896 fans at the AT&T Center.

Musil scored at the 9:29 mark of the opening frame, making up for a missed shot earlier in the period. His goal was the first time San Antonio scored the opening goal since Feb. 8 at Rockford.


Texas would score two consecutive goals to grab the two points. First, Greg Rallo burned his former team with a power-play tally just before the first period ended. The game would remain tied at one goal apiece going into overtime.

In the extra period, it looked like the game was headed to the shootout. Brent Regner had other ideas as he scored on a 3-on-1 Texas advantage, beating Ville Husso, to give the Stars the 2-1 victory.

Here is what went good and bad for the Rampage, as well as three standout Players: Husso, Musil, and Julien Nantel.

The Good:

  • The Rampage heard Veilleux’s call as they ended the first period with a 1-0 lead and 12-6 shots advantage.
  • Ville Husso was Ville Husso.
  • San Antonio was mostly undisciplined on the night as they committed just one minor penalty. Unfortunately, it would also result in Texas scoring a power-play goal.

The Bad:

  • San Antonio’s power-play struggles continued on Sunday afternoon. The Rampage went 0-for-6 on the man advantage and are now 0-for-10 on the power-play since returning from the Rodeo Trip.
  • The Rampage offense has struggled in their past six games, scoring just four goals over that span.

Three Standout Players: 

     Ville Husso: Once again, Ville Husso had a nice afternoon in between the pipes. He stopped 19 of 21 shots he faced, coming up big when he needed to.

In the third period, Husso stopped Rallo from the left hashmark and in a scramble in front of the net late in regulation. What’s bad is Husso’s stellar play in net has been overshadowed by a lack of offense from San Antonio. It seems the early days of the Rampage relying on Husso and Spencer Martin has caught up with the team.

     Adam Musil: After seeing the Rampage get shutout at home and for the second time in three games, Adam Musil put a stop to that in the opening frame.

One could argue that Musil was the most aggressive offensive player for San Antonio in the opening 20 minutes. His first shot attempt went wide of the net, but he made good when he deflected Brendan Ranford’s shot.

    Julien Nantel: One of the more consistent players for San Antonio was Julien Nantel and despite him not lighting the lamp, he had plenty of opportunities.

He had one point-blank scoring chance in the opening frame, but Texas goaltender Mike McKenna stopped him with his pads. As the game went on, he kept firing to the net and while not all the shots made its final destination, its the manner that Nantel played in that made him stand out.

UP NEXT:

The Rampage are now 27-23-9-0 (63 points, 0.534%) and will return to the ice on Tuesday when they welcome the Chicago Wolves (31-18-6-2) 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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