Jan 13, 2017


Iowa Wild (16-18-2-1, 35 points) at San Antonio Rampage (16-18-2-0, 34 points)
Iowa and San Antonio meet for the third of four meetings this season, as the Wild continues a five-game road trip on Friday. The two teams will close out their four-game season series with a pair of games in Texas on Jan. 13 and 14. The Wild posted its second straight win with a 3-2 victory at Manitoba on Saturday. The Rampage returns home from a six-game road trip to the West coast. The team went 3-3-0-0 on the trip, but comes back home with consecutive losses. San Antonio is coming off a 5-2 loss at Bakersfield on Tuesday. The Rampage has dropped three of its last four games.

Over the course of history, the Wild and the Rampage have met a total of 20 times. San Antonio owns the all-time series lead with a 13-3-1-3 record, including a 6-0-1-2 mark at home. Iowa is 7-9-2-2 all-time, including a 3-3-1-1 mark at the AT&T Center. Iowa took the last meeting, snapping a ten-game winning streak by the Rampage that dated back to the 2014-15 season. Iowa has never won in regulation in San Antonio.

Iowa is 8-7-2-0 on the road this season and 5-5-0-0 over the last 10 outings. The Wild has been outscored by the home teams 49-42 this season. The Rampage is 5-8-2-0 at home and 5-5-0-0 over the last ten games. San Antonio has been outscored by the road teams 44-33.

Upcoming Games:
Team                                           Date    Time              Radio / TV
at San Antonio                           1/13     7:30 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio|
at San Antonio                           1/14     7:00 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio|
vs. San Diego                            1/16     7:00 PM CT     KXNO/ iHeartRadio
vs. Grand Rapids                       1/18     7:00 PM CT     KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Texas                                    1/20     7:00 PM CT     KXNO / iHeartRadio / MC22

1.3.17: Delete – F Kurtis Gabriel – recalled by Minnesota (NHL)

Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the Manitoba Moose 3-1 in front of 4,807 fans on Sunday at the MTS Centre. Trailing 1-0 heading into the third period, Iowa rallied with a goal by Christoph Bertschy 28 seconds into the period, followed by Pat Cannone’s tally with 6:43 left in regulation. Bertschy finished with two goals after adding an empty-net goal in the final minutes. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock stopped 31 shots for the win, as Iowa finished the season with a 6-2-0-0 mark against the Moose.

Iowa Wild
Through the first 37 games of the regular season, right wing Teemu Pulkkinen leads the club with 12 goals and 26 points in 27 games played. Pulkkinen also leads the team in power-play goals (4), first goals (5), game-winning goals (3) and shots (91). Veteran center Pat Cannone is second in scoring with 19 points, off 14 assists and five goals in 34 games played.Recalled to Minnesota, forward Jordan Schroeder is among the leaders in scoring with 12 assists and 18 points in 25 games played. Rookie Alex Tuch is tied for third in scoring with 18 points in 32 games played. Tuch has eight goals and 10 assists. Center Grayson Downing is fifth in scoring with 15 points off six goals and nine assists in 35 games played. Gustav Olofsson and Mike Reilly are tied for sixth overall in scoring and they lead all defensemen. Olofsson has four goals and 10 assists in 34 games played. Reilly has four goals and 10 assists in 25 games played. Rookie Mario Lucia (5g,8a) and forward Colton Beck (3g-11a) also rank among the team’s scoring leaders.

Veteran Alex Stalock and Steve Michalek split time in net for Iowa. Stalock is 10-10-2 with a 2.81 GAA and a .915 SV%. Michalek is 6-8-1 with a 2.81 GAA and a .915 SV%.

Iowa’s power play sits 24th in the league after going 22-for-141 (15.6%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 17th after stopping 115-of-142 (81.0%).

Notables –
●       Wild forward Christoph Bertschy has five points in his last three games (3g,2a).    

San Antonio Rampage
Rampage right wing Rocco Grimaldi and rookie center A.J. Greer lead San Antonio. Greer is first in scoring with 11 goals and a team-high 16 assists in 33 games played. Greer and Grimaldi are tied for the team lead at 11 goals each. He trails Greer by one assist and by one point for the team scoring lead. Left wing Joe Whitney is third on the club with 20 points in 36 games played. Whitney has eight goals and 12 assists. Rookie J.T. Compher is fourth on the team in points with 18 points off nine goals and nine assists in only 22 games played. Right wing Mike Sislo is fifth on the team with 15 points (5g,10a) in 35 games played. Cody Corbett leads all defensemen with nine points in 19 games played.

Rookie Spencer Martin and Jeremy Smith split time in net for the Rampage. Smith is 1-5-1 with a 2.70 GAA and a .904 VS %. Martin is 15-9-0 with a 2.60 GAA and a .916 SV %.  

San Antonio’s power play is 25th, going 26-for-168 (15.5%). The Rampage is 6th on the penalty kill, stopping 128 of 151 (84.8%). 

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