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Rampage open homestand with loss to Wild



The San Antonio Rampage wanted to return home and start a ten game homestand off right. However, missed chances cost them in their first home game of 2017.

J.T. Compher scored the lone goal as the Rampage fell 4-1 to the Iowa Wild in front of 7,106 fans at the AT&T Center on Friday night.

Iowa would open the scoring late in the opening period when Christoph Bertschy got loose and put home a shot past Rampage netminder Jeremy Smith to give the Wild the 1-0 lead just over two minutes to go in the first period.

The visitors took a three goal lead in the middle frame with goals from Sam Anas and Jeff Hogan at 5:36 and 12:36 respectively. Compher got the Silver and Black on the board just before the period ended, cutting the deficit to 3-1 after 40 minutes.

Iowa added one more goal in the final frame from Zach Mitchell to cap off the scoring and win 4-1.

“I thought we had a very good game,” Rampage coach Eric Veilleux said. “We spent a lot of time in their zone, we blocked quite a few shots. If we play the way we did tonight, I like our chances tomorrow.”

San Antonio finished 0-for-2 on the power play, while Iowa went 1-for-4 on the man advantage. Smith stopped 17 of 21 shots he faced in the loss.

Up next: The Rampage are now 16-19-2-0 (35 points) on the season and will return to the ice on Saturday night to close out their weekend series with Iowa at 7 p.m. at the AT&T 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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