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Rampage rout Stars for sixth straight win

Connor Brickley had two goals in the 7-1 win for the Rampage on Friday evening.
Connor Brickley had two goals in the 7-1 win for the Rampage on Friday evening.

As the fans of the San Antonio Rampage know all too well, the silver and black have not done well in Austin. San Antonio owned a 7-14 record on the road against the Texas Stars all-time and all signs pointed to a loss. All that changed on Friday night.

The Rampage (11-6-0-0) scored early and often as they crushed the Stars (6-5-4-0) 7-1 in front of 5,754 inside the Cedar Park Center on Friday evening.

San Antonio lit the lamp early when Connor Brickley put home a rebound off a shot by Steven Kampfer’s shot past Texas goaltender Jack Campbell to give the Rampage a 1-0 lead just 1:18 into the game.

The silver and black took a commanding lead with three goals in the second period. Bobby Butler put San Antonio up 2-0 with his team-leading ninth goal of the season when he sent a shot past Campbell’s shoulder just 29 seconds into the middle frame. Brickley gave San Antonio a three goal lead with a power play tally, it was his first multi-goal game of his pro career. Texas finally got on the board when Justin Dowling banged home a lose puck past Rampage goaltender Dan Ellis to make it 3-1.

Alex Petrovic gave the Rampage their three-goal lead back when he scored on a 3-on-2 break with a shot from the slot that found its way past Campbell to put the silver and black up 4-1 going into the third period.

The Rampage continued their scoring streak in the third period, but not before a change in net for the Stars. Maxime Legace took Campbell’s place in between the pipes to begin the final frame. Garrett Wilson tallied a power play goal to put San Antonio up 5-1 and Brett Olson added a goal less than a minute later. Wilson finished the scoring as he put the puck past Legace to finalize the 7-1 win for San Antonio.

The seven goals from the Rampage s the most scored against Texas in the five-year history of the meetings.

Ellis made 25 saves on 26 shots he faced. Campbell stopped 28 of 34 shots in 43 minutes, while Legace made 9 of 10 saves in relief. The Stars finished 0-for-4 on the power play, while San Antonio was 3-for-8.

The Rampage will return home to complete the home-and-home series with the Texas Stars at 4:30 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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