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Rampage fall to Wolves in overtime to conclude busy weekend

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AT&T Center – It has been a busy weekend for the San Antonio Rampage who played their first three-in-three of the season. The result? All 4-3 games, but it concluded with how it began: an overtime loss to the Chicago Wolves.

Nikita Zadorov scored his first goal in Silver and Black, but the Rampage suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the Wolves in front of 4,270 fans at the AT&T Center on Sunday.

San Antonio got things started early before fans could get settled into their seats. Troy Bourke lit the lamp just 49 seconds into the game as he beat Chicago netminder Phoenix Copley to put the Rampage up 1-0. That goal would stand as the lone tally as both team’s struggled to put the puck in the net over the next 46 minutes.

At the end of a Rampage penalty kill, the Silver and Black added to their lead. Colin Smith exited the penalty box and took the pass from Reid Petryk down the ice, beating Copley to give the Rampage the 2-0 lead at the 8:59 mark. Chicago answered back with two goals two minutes apart from Cody Beach and Jordan Caron to tie the game at 2-2.

Zadorov gave San Antonio a late 3-2 lead when he slipped the puck through Copley’s legs at 17:50, in his Rampage debut. Once again, Chicago responded with a goal from Ty Rattie just over a minute later to force overtime.

In the extra period, it was deja vu as Danny Kristo tallied the game-winner 53 seconds in to give Chicago the 4-3 win over the Rampage.

“I thought the game was pretty good in the sense that we’re playing three in two and a half days, they were sitting here waiting,” Rampage Head Coach Dean Chynoweth said. “We came off a tough one last night where it was a physical game but we got the win. We were happy with our first two periods.”

San Antonio forward Mikko Rantanen suffered a knee injury at the 12:00 mark in the second period and did not return. Chynoweth had no update on his injury in the postgame interview.

The overtime loss was the third straight and fourth overall for San Antonio, but know they have let some get away by giving up late goals.

“We had a couple of chances to win, this was one we wanted to win.“ Smith said. “I was fortunate to capitalize but we left a few more opportunities out there.”

Roman Will made 21 saves on 25 Chicago shots in his season debut, while Copley made 28 saves to get the win. San Antonio finished 0-for-1 on the power play, while Chicago was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

The Rampage are now 6-0-4-0 (16 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for a date with the Texas Stars inside Cedar Park Center.

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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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