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In the Pipeline 10.27.14

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in Cincinnati (ECHL), San Antonio (AHL) and more in Oct. 27's prospect report.


(5-2-0, third in the AHL Western Conference)

Last Three

Oct. 24 - San Antonio Rampage at Utica Comets (5-2 L)
Oct. 25 - San Antonio Rampage at Hamilton Bulldogs (4-2 W)
Oct. 26 – San Antonio Rampage at Hamilton Bulldogs (5-2 W)

On the Road Again

The Rampage had a whirlwind weekend on the road heading to Utica, New York and finishing the trip in Hamilton, Ontario. San Antonio played three consecutive games, facing the Comets first and then the Bulldogs in back-to-back games.

Logan Shaw and Steven Kampfer scored their first goals of the season in a 5-2 loss to Utica.

Bouncing back from the loss, the Rampage defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 in night one of their two game showdown. John Mcfarland opened the games scoring before the Rampage fell behind 2-1. Brett Olson tied the game followed by a goal from Kampfer as he jumped onto a two-game goal streak with his second of the season, goaltender Michael Houser earned an assist on the goal. Bobby Butler capped off the game’s scoring with his second of the season. MacKenzie Weegar earned his first AHL point with an assist on Butler’s goal, while Garrett Wilson had the other assist. Houser stopped 22 of 24 shots in the contest.

The second of the weekend series with Hamilton resulted in a 4-2 win for San Antonio. Connor Brickley got the Rampage on the board first before the Bulldogs tied the game. Rocco Grimaldi broke the tie with his second of the season as the Rampage scored two more unanswered goals from Butler and Wilson. Wilson scored his second of the game with an empty netter late in the third. Dan Ellis stopped 28 of 30 shots in the matchup.

The Kids Are Alright

12 skaters on the Rampage roster are Florida Panthers draft choices. Nine of those players have recorded at least one point so far this season.

-Vincent Trocheck, five points (2-3-5)
-Garrett Wilson four points (2-2-4)
-Drew Shore four points (0-4-4)
-Rocco Grimaldi three points (2-1-3)
-John McFarland three points (2-1-3)
-Alex Petrovic three points (0-3-3)
-Connor Brickley two points (2-0-2)
-Logan Shaw two points (1-1-2)
-MacKenzie Weegar one point (0-1-1)

Numbers to Know

Bobby Butler leads the Rampage in scoring with six points (3-3-6), followed by a tie for second between Vincent Trocheck (2-3-5), Shane O’Brien (1-4-5) and Mark Mancari (1-4-5).
Mancari, O’Brien and Drew Shore lead San Antonio in assists with four each.
Michael Houser currently owns a 3-0-0 record.

Next Up

Oct. 29 - San Antonio Rampage at Adirondack Flames (6:00pm)
Oct. 31 - San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs (7:30pm)
Nov. 1 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Rockford Icehogs (7:00pm)


(1-1-0, 12th in the ECHL Eastern Conference)

Cyclones Fall in Home Opener

In the first home game of the season in Cincinnati, the Cyclones were defeated 8-2 by the Kalamazoo Wings.

Andrew Yogan and Wade Megan both recorded goals in the contest.

Next Up

Oct. 31 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Quad City Mallards (6:05pm)
Nov. 1 – Cincinnati Cyclones at Quad City Mallards (7:05pm)


- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) has posted 18 points (7-11-13) in 14 games with a plus-11 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL).
- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) has posted 19 points (10-9-19) in ten games for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).


- 2011 draft choice Kyle Rau (third round, 91st overall) has posted eight points (3-5-8) in four games for the University of Minnesota.
- 2013 draft choice Michael Matheson (first round, 23rd overall) has four points (1-3-4) in four games for Boston College.


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