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Rampage top Stars for first win of 2016-17 season



The San Antonio Rampage got their first win of the 2016-17 season by topping their in-state rival Texas Stars 4-2 in front of 3,139 fans at the H-E-B Center on Tuesday evening.

San Antonio got the scoring started just 5:48 into the period when Chris Bigras notched his first goal of the season, beating Maxime Legace for a power play tally. Texas responded later in the frame with a Mattias Backman goal, but the Rampage answered three minutes later with a Garry Nunn goal to make it 2-1 after 20 minutes.

The Rampage added to their lead in the third period with Sam Jardine’s first of the season, making it the lone goal of the frame.

Both teams traded goals in the final frame. Texas cut the Rampage lead to one with Matej Stransky’s goal in the final two minutes, but Rocco Grimaldi’s sealed the 4-2 win with an empty net goal.

San Antonio finished 2-for-8 on the power play, while Texas was 0-for-5. Jeremy Smith left the game with injury after the first period and Spencer Martin filled in for the final two frames.

Up next: The 1-4-0-0 Rampage will continue their road trip in Cleveland when they take on the defending champion Monsters at 6 p.m. Thursday evening inside the Quicken Loans Arena.

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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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