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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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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 17

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage (16-19-4-0) concluded its six game roadie with a 5-2 loss to the Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena. 

Bakersfield took an early 2-0 lead before J.T. Compher responded with a marker 1:27 into the middle frame to narrow the gap. A.J. Greer picked up an assist. The Condors then countered with back-to-back goals to close out the second period.

Duncan Siemens and Reid Petryk both assisted on San Antonio's final tally. 

After 40 minutes of play, the Rampage replaced goaltender Spencer Martin (18 saves) with Jeremy Smith, who finished the final frame with 12 stops.

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Avalanche Farm Report: Jan. 10

AJ Greer and Spencer Martin headed to AHL All-Star Classic

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com

San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage has a 16-17-2 record on the season after going 1-2 in its games this past week. 

Wednesday night was the first of three road games for San Antonio. The team fell 4-2 against the San Jose Barracuda at the SAP Center. AJ Greer and Gabriel Bourque each scored a goal in the contest. Bourque's marker was his 150th professional point, while Jim O'Brien skated in his 400th professional game and had an assist. Mike Sislo, Rocco Grimaldi and Sergei Boikov also added helpers in the match. Sislo's assist was his 200th point of his AHL career. Rampage goalie Spencer Martin stopped 37 shots in the loss.

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A.J. Greer's Risk Paid Off

The Avalanche prospect made the tough decision of leaving Boston University to pursue his pro dreams

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

A version of the following story appeared in the 2016-17 second edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.


It was a decision A.J. Greer didn't come to lightly. It was a decision that ultimately shaped his future on and off the ice.

Determined to be the best hockey player he could be, the Colorado Avalanche prospect made the difficult choice of leaving Boston University last December to go to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and play for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. As a result of the move, Greer gave up his NCAA eligibility.

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Jost, Canada Finishes With Silver At World Juniors

The United States won the gold medal game in overtime

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Colorado Avalanche prospect Tyson Jost and Team Canada earned the silver medal at the 2017 World Junior Championship after a heartbreaking 5-4 shootout loss to the United States on Thursday night at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Jost competed in all seven games at the tournament and had an assist for the Canadians in the gold medal game. The St. Albert, Alberta, native finished the World Juniors with one goal, three assists and 17 shots on goal. 

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Jost, Canada To Face USA For Gold Medal

Werner, Sweden to play for bronze

by Nicole Morris / ColoradoAvalanche.com
CANADA (5) vs. SWEDEN (2)

Team Canada will compete for gold after defeating Sweden 5-2 in the Semifinals on Wednesday night at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

The first 20 minutes of regulation was a back and forth battle as both teams found the back of the net twice. Captain Joel Eriksson EK was the first skater to get on the board for Sweden at the 6:05 mark. Nearly a minute later Canada responded with a goal from Mitchell Stephens to tie the game 1-1. Sweden's Carl Grundstrom lit the lamp to give his country a 2-1 lead with 12:55. The Canadiens fought back with a goal netted goal by Antony Cirelli to end the first frame with a 2-2 tie. 

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Avalanche Farm Report - Jan. 3

by Heather Ward / ColoradoAvalanche.com
San Antonio Rampage

The San Antonio Rampage (15-15-2-0) wrapped up 2016 on a positive note, heading into the New Year on a three-game win streak.

On Tuesday, the Rampage finished a three game series against the Texas Stars with a 2-1 victory at the AT&T Center. Jim O'Brien recorded his fourth goal of the season at 2:57 in the first period to take an early 1-0 lead. Tied in the third period, Cody Corbett scored the game-winner with a shot from the high slot to beat goaltender Landon Bow with 9:15 remaining. 

Defenseman Chris Bigras recorded two helpers, while A.J. Greer and Anton Lindholm tacked on one each. Netminder Spencer Martin played a big role in the contest, stopping 33 shots to earn Third Star of the Game honors. 

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