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Avalanche Farm Report - Feb. 14

by Heather Ward /
San Antonio Rampage 

The San Antonio Rampage (21-24-5) struggled in all three contests last week, which featured two games against the Chicago Wolves.  

On Friday, the Rampage lost 7-3 to the Wolves in the first matchup at Allstate Arena.

Gabriel Bourque got the team off to the right start, scoring 43 seconds into the first period. Felix Girard and Chris Bigras recorded assists on the play. The Wolves then scored four straight goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead.

The Rampage scored back-to-back goals from Gary Nunn and Mike Sislo to bring the game within one score. Anton Lindholm, Joe Whitney and Eric Gelinas, who was reassigned from the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, picked up helpers.

Chicago slipped one past Kent Simpson on a power play and later found two empty-netters to finish out the match. 

Spencer Martin started between the pipes and was replaced early in the second frame. Simpson finished out the match, stopping 22 of the 23 shots he faced. 

The Rampage battled through three periods and overtime before falling 4-3 in a shootout to the Rockford IceHogs at BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday. 

The IceHogs struck first, but the Rampage found the back of the net with a tally from J.T. Compher to tie it up. Greer registered the assist. 

Rockford took a 3-1 lead in the second period, and then San Antonio experienced some déjà vu as Compher lit the lamp again off an assist from Greer. It was Compher's first ever multi-goal game. 

Rocco Grimaldi came in clutch and scored the equalizer in the final period to send the contest into overtime. Bourque and Girard helped on the play. After a scoreless extra frame, Compher was the lone scorer for the Rampage in the shootout as the team was overcome by Rockford. Martin made 29 saves in the effort.

San Antonio returned to Allstate Arena and was topped by Chicago 3-2 on Sunday. 

Trailing 1-0 in the second frame, Whitney blasted home a backhanded pass from Girard to beat nettminder Jordan Binnington. Chicago found twine to start the third period, but Bourque answered for the Rampage and sank his seventh goal of the season. Tied 2-2 in the final frame, the Wolves placed one past Martin to take home the victory. Sislo, Gelinas and Bigras all collected assists in the loss. Martin again finished with 29 saves.

Girard's helper extended his point streak to eight games, which ties Greer for the longest streak of the season. Bourque is also streaking and has reached five-straight games with a point. 

Grimaldi leads the team in points (37) and goals (20) while Greer holds the lead with assists (21) and sits second in points (34). 

Goaltender Jeremy Smith was recalled by the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.

The Rampage continues its nine-game road trip against the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday. 

Upcoming games: 
Feb. 15 at Milwaukee Admirals 
Feb. 17 at Grand Rapids Griffins 
Feb. 18 at Grand Rapids Griffins


Colorado Eagles (ECHL)

The Colorado Eagles swept a three-game series against the Wichita Thunder last week to extend the team's winning streak to nine games. 

The Eagles started with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday. Defenseman Cody Corbett capitalized on a power play and blasted in a shot from the top of the left circle for his second tally of the season. 

Although the Eagles got ahead in the opening frame, the Thunder scored in the second period and tied the game 2-2. The Eagles quickly answered with two markers and later added an empty-netter to secure the game.  

In between matches, Cody Corbett was recalled to Colorado Avalanche's AHL team, the San Antonio Rampage, after his seven-game stint with the Eagles. He recorded two goals and three assists during that time.

On Friday, Colorado skated away with a 5-2 win that rested on the back of forward Luke Salazar, who registered two goals and one helper. After trading scoring chances through the first two frames, the Eagles gained a two-goal lead in the third, with both coming on the man advantage, for the largest spread of the night.  

Colorado wrapped up the week with a 4-2 victory on Saturday. The Eagles lit the lamp 3:51 into the contest on the power play to gain an early lead, and two second-period tallies and a marker in the third secured the win.



Travis Barron (Ottawa 67's): The Ottawa 67's concluded a seven game homestand last week and failed to produce a win. The 67's started with a 3-1 loss to the Peterborough Petes on Wednesday and fell 10-5 to the Owen Sound Attack on Saturday. Barron recorded one marker in the defeat. Barron registered a tally and assist in the club's 7-5 loss to the Sudbury Wolves on Sunday. He has collected 11 goals and 18 assists in 46 contests this season. 



JC Beaudin (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies): The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies dropped a 3-2 overtime loss against the Gatineau Olympiques on Thursday. JC Beaudin and the team also came up short 4-3 versus the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Friday. Beaudin has recorded 65 points (23 goals and 42 assists) in only 50 games this season. 

Nicolas Meloche (Charlottetown Islanders): The Charlottetown Islanders were perfect last week with a 4-3 victory against the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday and a 9-0 shutout over the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Saturday. Meloche collected a goal in the team's win on Friday and has 11 goals and 24 assists in 46 contests this year.



Josh Anderson (Prince George Cougars): The Prince George Cougars went 1-2 last week. The team defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-1 on Tuesday and had to rally in the third period against the Giants on Wednesday, sending the game into overtime, before eventually falling 3-2 in a shootout. The Cougars were outscored by the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 on Monday. Anderson has registered one goal and six assists in 55 competitions. 



Will Butcher (University of Denver): No. 2-ranked University of Denver (18-6-4) swept arch-rival Colorado College 2-1 on Friday and 5-1 on Saturday. Butcher recorded a pair of helpers on Friday and leads the team in assists (21), while adding five goals in 30 games this season.  

Tyson Jost (University of North Dakota): North Dakota (No. 14) did not compete last week and will venture to Western Michigan on Feb. 17 for the team's next matchup. 

Jost last competed on Jan. 20 versus Minnesota Duluth and has registered 11 goals and 13 assists in 22 competitions. 

Cam Morrison (University of Notre Dame): Notre Dame skated away with two wins last week, outscoring the Maine Black Bears 3-2 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday. Cam Morrison has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 30 outings this year. 

Ben Storm (St. Cloud State University): St. Cloud State University defeated Miami University 4-2 on Friday and 3-1 Saturday. Ben Storm did not skate in either contest and has recorded two assists in 24 competitions. 



Gustav Olhaver (Rogle BK J20, Super Elit): Gustav Olhaver and Rogle BK did not have any games last week but will hit the ice Feb. 14 to take on Karlskrona HK. Olhaver has collected 10 goals and 18 assists in 30 matches this season.

Adam Werner (Bjorkloven, Allsvenskan): Bjorkloven was undefeated last week with a 5-3 win versus Sodertalje SK on Wednesday and 3-1 victory against Västerviks IK on Friday. Werner did not compete last week and has a 2.98 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage in 20 games. 

Wilhelm Westlund (Almtuna IS, Allsvenskan): Wilhelm Westlund and Almtuna IS was shutout 3-0 by VIK Västerås HK on Wednesday and dropped a 5-2 decision to IK Pantern on Friday. The defensemen has picked up one goal and six assists in 33 contests. 



Maximilian Pajpach (HK Poprad, Slovak Extraliga): Maximilian Pajpach has split time this season between HK Poprad of Slovak Extraliga and MHC Martin B in Slovakia's second-tier pro league. Pajpach has a 4.22 goals-against average and a .872 save percentage in nine games for Poprad. He's recorded a 7.05 goals-against average and a .828 save percentage in five contests with MHC Martin B.



Denis Parshin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa): Denis Parshin and Salavat Yulaev Ufa are ranked fifth in the Chernyshev Division with 82 points (25-20-13). The team did not have any competitions last week and will be back in action on Feb. 14 against Ak Bars Kazan. Parshin has eight goals and 10 assists in 51 outings this year. 

Andrei Mironov (Dynamo Moscow): Dynamo Moscow is ranked fifth in the league and third in the Tarasov Division with 104 points (36-16-5). Andrei Mirnonv and the club did not skate in any games last week, but they return to the rink to take on Amur Khabarovsk on Feb. 14. He has one goal and three assists in 15 games this season. 


High School

Nate Clurman (Culver Academy): Nate Clurman and Culver Academy did not have any matches last week. They return Feb. 18 to take on Team Illinois. 

Central Interior Hockey League

Luke Walker (Terrace River Kings): Walker is currently playing for the Terrace River Kings in the Central Interior Hockey League in British Columbia. Colorado's fifth-round draft choice in 2010 spent the last three seasons in Europe. 

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