The San Antonio Rampage started their 10th anniversary season Saturday, Oct. 8 with a home game victory over the Chicago Wolves, 3-2 in a shootout. The Rampage are part of the American Hockey League (AHL), the professional minor league of the National Hockey League, NHL. These might have been minor league teams, but the locals brought major league energy to cheer on their Rampage. T-Bone, the Rampage mascot, kept the 9,062 Rampage fans at AT&T Center rowdy by leading them in cheers and making noise with his cowbell.
If you have never been to a live professional hockey game, every hockey play has the fluid transition of a basketball fast break, which allows players to hit each other with the force of a small car crash.
The home crowd cheered for every goal and every big hit in the game.
“It’s a pretty high pace sport. It’s gritty and in your face, and I think it’s a sport that TV doesn’t really do it justice,” said Bracken Kearns, 2nd year player and center for the San Antonio Rampage. “I love playing here. The fans are Rampage.”
The AT&T Center also has more promotions during the games. For example, Friday is one-dollar beer and fountain drinks night. Other promotions include “Sunday