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Rampage offensive struggles continue in another home loss

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AT&T Center – The San Antonio Rampage are still a work in progress, trying to get use to a new system and coach. However, the growing pains have led to their worst start in franchise history.


The Rampage scored early, but fell 2-1 to the Chicago Wolves in front of 3,269 fans at the AT&T Center on Sunday afternoon.

“The guys haven’t produced as much as they would have liked,” Rampage coach Eric Veilleux said. It will come as I said earlier. They’ll be rewarded.”

San Antonio started off strong when Turner Elson beat Chicago net minder Ville Husso just 3:05 into the game to put the Rampage up 1-0. The Silver and Black only had six shots to the Wolves 10 in the opening 20 minutes.

Chicago answered back in the second period, despite being outshot 14-8. Brett Sterling lit the lamp at 3:17 of the middle frame, beating Spencer Martin to make it a 1-1 game going into the final period of play.

The Wolves sealed their win midway through the third period with a goal from Brad Hunt at 10:26. San Antonio had one final chance, but could not get the equalizer before time expired.

“We got a strong offense team,” Elson said. When things don’t go your way, you get frustrated. That’s something we can’t have. We just need to keep pushing and get bodies to the cage.”

San Antonio outshot Chicago 30-26 and were a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The silver and black went 0-for-7 on the power play.

The loss moved San Antonio to their worst start in franchise history, winless after four games. The team will play nine of their next ten away from the AT&T Center – which may not be a bad thing.

Up next: The Rampage are now 0-4-0-0 (0 points) on the season and will hit the road to Austin to face the Texas Stars inside the H-E-B Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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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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