Gameday! 11/3/15: Rampage @ San Diego

bullheadlogoSan Antonio Rampage

5-0-1-0   11pts   [.917%]

1st in Pacific Division

GF: 21   GA: 11

Vs.

Gulls

San Diego Gulls

6-1-0-0   12pts   [.857%]

2nd in Central Division

GF: 22   GA: 16

Rampage Leaders

Goals: Andrew Agozzino – 5

Assists: Agozzino – 4

Points: Agozzino – 9

Plus/Minus: Agozzino +5

PIM: Mason Geertsen – 12

Wins: Calvin Pickard – 5

GAA: Pickard – 1.79

Save Pct: Pickard – .946

Gulls Leaders

Goals: Nick Ritchie – 6

Assists: Brandon Montour/Mike Sgarbossa – 5

Pts: Ritchie – 7

Plus/Minus: Sgarbossa +3

PIM: Stu Bickel – 26

Wins: John Gibson – 4

GAA: Gibson- 2.07

Save Pct: Gibson – .930

Audio: Ticket 760

Video: AHL Live

Coming of a road sweep of previously unbeaten Ontario, the Rampage head a couple hours south to San Diego to take on the Gulls for the first time this season. The Rampage (5-0-1) currently sit atop the AHL with a .917 points percentage. The game will feature rookies Nick Ritchie and Mikko Rantanen, both selected 10th overall in consecutive drafts. Both players have made immediate impacts at the AHL level.

The Gulls boast the league’s top power play unit and have converted on one-third of their opportunities on home ice. They are in the lower half of the league on the penalty kill at home, however, so the Rampage and their top five power play could take advantage. It may prove a little more difficult tonight, though, as top scorer Ben Street was called up to Colorado to replace an ailing John Mitchell.

Notes:

  • Calvin Pickard was named the CCM/AHL Goalie of the Month for October. Pickard went 5-0-1 with a 1.79 GAA and a .946 save percentage.
  • Marc Andre Cliche did not participate in today’s morning skate and appears to be out tonight.
  • Former Rampage defensemen Shane O’Brien and Stu Bickel will suit up for the Gulls tonight. Joining them as familiar faces are former Texas Star Chris Mueller, former Aeros goalie Matt Hackett, and former Monsters Mike Sgarbossa and Kenny Ryan.

Lines according to Dan Weiss:

Agozzino/Hishon/Rantanen
Martinsen/Smith/Rendulic
Schumacher/Henley/Petryk
Bordeleau/Bourke/Maggio

The Rampage will return home this weekend for their first “three-in-three” of the 2015-2016 season. The Chicago Wolves come to town for games on Friday and Sunday sandwiched around another trip up to Cedar Park to take on the Stars. As usual, all action can be heard on Ticket 760 with Dan Weiss on the mic.

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