Photo courtesy of Darren Abate, AHL
Saturday Feb. 7, the San Antonio Rampage (27-15-4-0) rallied to defeat rival Oklahoma City Barons 5-3.
13,125 fans were in attendance for the win which came on Pink in the Rink Night, presented by the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. Pink in the Rink Night was the capstone event for Rampage Hockey’s annual Pink Week – a week of events dedicated to breast cancer awareness.
“We want to win every night but you know (tonight is different because) it’s a big night for women that have breast cancer,” said Head Coach Tom Rowe on the big win.
“It’s a great cause and we’re glad we won; it just kind of adds to the great night.”
After being down early to the Barons, the Rampage scored three goals over a 1:32 span in the third period, setting a franchise record for the fastest three goals scored in a period. The Rampage’s five goals on the night were scored by five different players: Brad Hunt, Vincent Trocheck, Brett Olsen, Shane O’Brien and Bobby Butler, whose goal marked his 100th goal of his professional career.
“We came out and played Rampage hockey. The puck started going our way and we got a big win,” said Butler when asked what went right for the Rampage on the night.
“For the guys to go out and battle like they did in the third period, it was impressive,” said Rowe on the record-breaking display.
The game was the last contest ever between the Oklahoma City Barons and the San Antonio Rampage in the Alamo city, as the Barons will be leaving Oklahoma City at the season’s end and will head to Bakersfield, California.
With the win, the Rampage are three games behind the Barons who lead the West Division of the Western Conference.
The Rampage begin the Rodeo Road Trip with a contest against the Texas Stars on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The Rampage’s next home game comes on March 7 against the Iowa Wild at the AT&T Center.