Jan 14, 2017


Iowa Wild (17-18-2-1, 37 points) at San Antonio Rampage (16-19-2-0, 34 points)
Iowa and San Antonio meet for the fourth and final meeting of the season, as the Wild concludes a five-game road trip on Saturday.  The same two teams met on Saturday night in San Antonio, with Iowa posting a 4-1 win. The Wild posted its third straight win and will attempt to complete the first four-game winning streak in team history on Saturday. The Rampage has dropped four of its last five games.

Over the course of history, the Wild and the Rampage have met a total of 21 times. San Antonio owns the all-time series lead with a 13-4-1-3 record, including a 6-1-1-2 mark at home. Iowa is 8-9-2-2 all-time, including a 4-3-1-1 mark at the AT&T Center.

Iowa is 9-7-2-0 on the road this season and 5-5-0-0 over the last 10 outings. The Wild has been outscored by the home teams 50-46 this season. The Rampage is 5-9-2-0 at home and 4-6-0-0 over the last ten games. San Antonio has been outscored by the road teams 48-34.

Upcoming Games:
Team                                        Date          Time              Radio / TV
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
vs. Texas                                    1/21     7:00 PM CT   KXNO / iHeartRadio

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

Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the San Antonio Rampage 4-1 in front of 7,106 fans on Friday night at the AT&T Center. Forwards Sam Anas and Jeff Hoggan scored seven minutes apart in the second period propelling Iowa to its third straight win. Anas and Mario Lucia each finished with two points in the victory. Forwards Christoph Bertschy and Zack Mitchell also scored helping Iowa improve to 9-7-2-0 on the road this season. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots for the win. Rampage goalie Jeremy Smith stopped 17 of 21 in defeat.

Iowa Wild
Through the first 38 games of the regular season, right wing Teemu Pulkkinen leads the club with 12 goals and 26 points in 28 games played. Pulkkinen also leads the team in power-play goals (4), first goals (5), game-winning goals (3) and shots (93). Veteran center Pat Cannone is second in scoring with 20 points, off 15 assists and five goals in 35 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 16 points off six goals and 10 assists in 36 games played. Rookie Mario Lucia and defenseman Mike Reilly are tied for sixth overall in scoring. Reilly leads all blueliners in points off four goals and 11 assists in 26 games played. Lucia has five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 26 games played. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson (4g,10a) 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 11-10-2 with a 2.74 GAA and a .907 SV%. Michalek is 6-8-1 with a 2.81 GAA and a .915 SV%.

Iowa’s power play sits 23rd in the league after going 22-for-145 (15.9%). The Wild’s penalty kill sits 17th after stopping 117-of-144 (81.3%).

Notables –

●       Wild forward Christoph Bertschy has six points in his last four games (4g,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 17 assists in 34 games played. Greer and Grimaldi are tied for the team lead at 11 goals each. Grimaldi 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 37 games played. Whitney has eight goals and 12 assists. Rookie J.T. Compher is fourth on the team in points with 19 points off 10 goals and nine assists in only 23 games played. Right wing Mike Sislo is fifth on the team with 15 points (5g,10a) in 36 games played. Cody Corbett leads all defensemen with nine points in 20 games played.

Rookie Spencer Martin and Jeremy Smith split time in net for the Rampage. Smith is 1-6-1 with a 2.88 GAA and a .894 SV %. Martin is 15-9-0 with a 2.60 GAA and a .916 SV %.  

San Antonio’s power play is 25th, going 26-for-170 (15.3%). The Rampage is 7th on the penalty kill, stopping 131 of 155 (84.5%). 

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