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Avalanche Farm Report: March 21

The playoffs heat up for the Colorado prospects

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage (24-33-7) went 1-0-2 at the AT&T Center last week, defeating the Cleveland Monsters on Tuesday but falling in past regulation contests against the San Diego Gulls on Friday and Saturday.

On Tuesday, the Rampage defeated the Monsters 4-0 in its first game of the week. Felix Girard and Gabriel Bourque both had two-point games in the win, and Spencer Martin recorded his seventh career shutout. Girard had two helpers and Bourque had a goal and an assist in the victory. Troy Bourke, Chris Bigras and Bourque also found the back of the net in San Antonio's shutout, while Brendon Ranford, A.J. Greer, Jim O'Brien and Reid Petryk assisted on the goals. Martin finished with 24 saves on the night.

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Avalanche Farm Report: March 14

San Antonio went 2-1 and the QMJHL guys were rolling last week

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage (22-32-5) split decisions with the Grand Rapids Griffins and picked up a shootout win over the Texas Stars last week. 

San Antonio struggled to start the week and was shutout 3-0 against Grand Rapids on Tuesday at the AT&T Center. The Rampage's penalty kill was successful in all five situations but could not produce offensively while the Griffins went on to score three goals in the middle frame alone. Goaltender Joe Cannata started in the crease, making 20 saves in his Rampage debut.

San Antonio broke its twelve-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory against the Cleveland Monsters on Sunday. The Rampage struck first with goals from Gabriel Bourque and Rocco Grimaldi to gain a 2-0 lead in the first period. Sergei Boikov, Brendan Ranford, and Chirs Bigras all collected helpers.

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Avalanche Farm Report: March 7

Colorado signed two prospects

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com

San Antonio Rampage 

The San Antonio Rampage (21-31-5) dropped both games last week against the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Texas Stars. 

On Friday, the Rampage fell 4-2 to the Griffins at the AT&T Center. Rocco Grimaldi recorded his ninth multiple-point game of the season with one goal and an assist in the team's loss. Brendan Ranford also had a multi-point game (goal and assist) in his Rampage debut, and Chris Bigras also had a helper in the contest. Spencer Martin started between the pipes for the Silver and Black and stopped 27 shots.

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Avalanche Signs Beaudin And Meloche

Colorado's 2015 draft picks ink entry-level contracts

by Colorado Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche signed forward J.C. Beaudin and defenseman Nicolas Meloche on Monday night each to three-year, entry-level contracts through the 2019-20 season.

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Avalanche Farm Report - Feb. 28

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage 

The San Antonio Rampage (21-29-5) dropped both games last week in a back-to-back series at the Manitoba Moose. 

On Saturday, the Rampage was overcome 4-2 in the first matchup at MTS Centre. A.J. Greer struck first, scoring his 14th goal of the season at the 4:07 mark in the opening frame.  

Tied 1-1 in the second period, Rampage defensemen Sergei Boikov hit netting on a power play to recapture the lead. 

San Antonio was unable to produce offensively for the remaining two periods, while Manitoba slipped two pucks past netminder Spencer Martin and eventually found an empty-netter to secure the game. 

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Avalanche Farm Report: Feb. 21

It was a big week for Will Butcher and Gustav Olhaver

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage is now 21-27-5 after going winless in three games last week, falling to the Milwaukee Admirals and then in back-to-back contests against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Rampage kicked off the week on Wednesday with a 5-1 loss against the Admirals. Felix Girard had the team's lone goal, with assists from Troy Bourke and Gabriel BourqueSpencer Martin played between the pipes for the team and stopped 23 shots in the contest.

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Avalanche Farm Report - Feb. 14

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
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.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Feb. 7

San Antonio begins its rodeo road trip

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage is now 21-22-4-0 after going 1-1 against the Texas Stars in back-to-back games this past week.

The Rampage started the week off with a 3-2 win over the Stars at the AT&T Center on Friday night. Rocco Grimaldi got the team's momentum going after he scored at the 11:57 mark of the first period, with Felix Girard and Gabriel Bourque assisting. In the middle frame, the Stars came alive and scored twice to steal the lead from the Rampage, going ahead 2-1. San Antonio's Jim O'Brien returned the tone of the game back to the home team after he lit the lamp 1:35 into the final frame. Reid Petryk and Anton Lindholm had the assist on O'Brien's goal to tie the game at two. Julien Nantel then responded nearly a minute later to give the Rampage its lead back and secure the club's 3-2 victory. Troy Bourke assisted on the game-winner. Kent Simpson played in between the pipes for San Antonio and stopped 26 shots in the contest.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 31

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage (20-21-4-0) continued its 10-game home stretch on Wednesday and defeated the Rockford IceHogs 6-2 in the second half of a two-game series. The team then split decisions against the Ontario Reign, collecting a 5-4 overtime win on Friday before coming up short 4-3 on Saturday at the AT&T Center. 

The Rampage had a season-high five players record a multi-point night, including Rocco Grimaldi (two goals, one assist), Troy Bourke (one goal, one assist) and Mat Clark (one goal, one assist). Chris Bigras, Gabriel Bourque (two assists), Felix Girard (two assists), J.T. Compher and A.J. Greer all added helpers.  

Jeremy Smith started between the pipes and made 28 saves in the win.  

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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 24

JC Beaudin and Rouyn-Noranda lead the QMJHL

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage is now 18-20-4-0 after going 2-1 against the Manitoba Moose and the Rockford IceHogs this past week. 

On Friday night, the Rampage fell 2-0 against the Manitoba Moose. Jeremy Smith started between the pipes for San Antonio and made 37 saves.

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