GAME PREVIEW - SAN ANTONIO AT IOWA 11.3.17Nov 3, 2017
San Antonio Rampage (6-2-1-0, 13 points) at Iowa Wild (3-5-2-0, 8 Points)
Iowa returns home for a five-game home stand starting with a two-game set on Thursday and Friday by welcoming San Antonio. The Wild claimed the first meeting between the two clubs with a 3-2 overtime win. San Antonio’s road trip continues with one more game in Des Moines before making stops in Grand Rapids, Rockford and Chicago.
The Wild and Rampage play each other six times this season, with three games in Des Moines and three games in San Antonio. Iowa leads the series with a 1-0-0-0 mark. The Wild is 10-9-2-2 all-time against the Rampage, including a 5-6-1-0 mark in Des Moines. The Rampage is 13-4-3-3 all-time with a 7-3-1-1 record at Wells Fargo Arena.
Iowa is 1-2-2-0 over the last five games and the team plays 12 of its first 15 games at Well Fargo Arena. The Wild ranks in the bottom third for goals against (3.60 GAA – 24th) and for goals per game (2.70 GPG – 22nd). San Antonio sits in the top five for goals against average (2.44 GAA – 3rd) and ranks 15th for goals per game 3.22 GPG.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
vs. San Antonio 11/3 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Rockford 11/9 10:30 AM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Cleveland 11/11 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Cleveland 11/12 5:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Rockford 1/15 10:30 AM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
10.29.17: Add –F Zack Mitchell – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)
Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild defeated the San Antonio Rampage 3-2 in front of 3,602 fans on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Wild forward Christoph Bertschy scored the game-winning goal 2:30 into overtime to help Iowa defeat San Antonio. Forward Zack Mitchell added two assists in the victory. Defenseman Alex Grant and forward Pat Cannone each tallied a goal in the win over the Rampage. Wild goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped 38 of 40 shots in the overtime victory. Rampage goalie Spencer Martin stopped 29 of 32 shots in the loss. Defenseman Jesse Graham, as well as forward Andrew Agozzino each scored for San Antonio in the defeat.
Left wing Colton Beck leads Iowa in scoring with six goals and eight points in the first 10 outings of the season. Veteran forward Pat Cannone is second for scoring with four goals for seven points. Forwards Zack Mitchell and Cal O’Reilly lead the team with four assists each. Rookie defenseman Carson Soucy is in the team lead with a +6. Veteran forward Ryan Malone paces the club with 16 penalty minutes.
Goalie Niklas Svedberg is 3-5-1 with a 2.82 GAA and a .907 SV%. Adam Vay is 0-0-1 with a 4.74 GAA and a .853 SV %.
Iowa’s power play is 28th in the league, going 5-for-53 (9.4%). The Wild ranks 3rd on the penalty kill, going 47 of 53 (88.7%).
● Iowa ended a four-game winless skid with its win on Thursday night.
San Antonio Rampage
The Rampage is acting as a dual affiliate for both the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues. San Antonio’s leading scorer is Andrew Agozzino, who has nine points (3g-6a) in eight games played. Defenseman Jordan Schmaltz is second on the team with seven points (2g-5a) in nine outings. Left wing Samuel Blais and right wing Klim Kostin are tied for third in points with six each. Blais leads the club with four goals. Defenseman Mason Geertsen leads the Rampage with 27 penalty minutes in nine games played.
Spencer Martin and Joe Cannata see time in the Rampage crease. Martin is 4-1-1 with a 2.42 GAA and a .908 SV %. Recently recalled to St. Louis, Ville Husso was 2-1-0 with a 2.69 GAA and a .927 SV%.
San Antonio’s power play is 17th, going 7-for-43 (16.3%). The Rampage ranks 1st on the penalty kill, going 43 of 48 (89.6%).